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PETALING JAYA: Malaysians can expect the haze situation to improve once the monsoon transition phase kicks in next week, as thunderstorms and heavy downpours are expected to take place across the country.
MANILA: A Philippine official says haze blown by monsoon winds from intentionally ignited fires in Indonesia has started to affect some regions in the western Philippines and raised concerns about aviation safety and possible health risks.
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Malaysia never asked Indonesia why it did not accept its offer of assistance to combat the haze-causing forest fires in the republic, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
PETALING JAYA: Crude palm oil (CPO) prices are on the rise, as lower stockpiles in Malaysia, stronger exports and the dry, hazy weather conditions give a positive outlook for prices heading into next year.
MELAKA: There is no water crisis in Melaka, says state Public Works, Transportation and Public Amenities Committee chairman Datuk Mohd Sofi Abdul Wahab.
The haze leaves Malaysians with a certain resignation as they are engulfed by helplessness and powerless to stop it.
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The Department of Environment (DOE) has imposed a ban on open burning in the whole country except for cremation, religious purposes, grilling/barbecue and flaring until the end of the southwest monsoon period.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has informed Indonesia of its concern regarding the impact of the persistent transboundary haze.
PEOPLE living in most parts of Selangor, the Federal Territory, Negri Sembilan and Melaka are urged to take precautions as air quality has reached unhealthy levels because of the transboundary haze blanketing parts of Peninsular Malaysia.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is all ready to help Indonesia put out its raging fires in Kalimantan and Sumatra in order to ease the severe haze in the region, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment, and Climate Change (Mestecc) Minister Yeo Bee Yin.