The heat is on in Malaysia

Extreme temperatures have scorched the earth in parts of Malaysia. With irrigation canals drying up owing to lack of rainfall, the sweet mango trees of Perlis dying, and Georgetown's Esplanade turned brown (above), government officials will meet toda
With irrigation canals drying up owing to lack of rainfall, the sweet mango trees of Perlis dying, and Georgetown's Esplanade turned brown (above), government officials will meet today to draw up an "action plan" to beat the heat. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

Extreme temperatures have scorched the earth in parts of Malaysia.

With irrigation canals drying up owing to lack of rainfall, the sweet mango trees of Perlis dying, and Georgetown's Esplanade turned brown, government officials will meet today to draw up an "action plan" to beat the heat.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 18, 2016, with the headline 'The heat is on in Malaysia'. Print Edition | Subscribe