Monday, August 08, 2005

Hazy, hazy days

HAZY, HAZY DAYS: Part of the Kuala Lumpur skyline is virtually blurred out by the haze at 8.25am Sunday. The KL Tower is just a silhouette behind Wisma Lee Rubber and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building clock tower. Also the sun looks muted in the haze. According to the Department of Environment, the haze will not be going away anytime soon due to the dry weather and South-West Monsoon winds bringing dust and smoke from Sumatra to Malaysia. — STARpic by ZUBIR HJ YAHYA

Dry weather worsening haze
PETALING JAYA: The haze is here to stay, at least for a while longer, due to dry weather made worse by monsoon winds blowing dust and smoke from Sumatra.

Department of Environment (DOE) director-general Datuk Rosnani Ibarahim, who broke the bad news yesterday, said pollutants being blown across from burning hotspots in Sumatra have caused air quality to deteriorate since Saturday afternoon.

“As many as eight areas have been identified as having unhealthy air quality, while many areas in the country have maintained moderate air quality.

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