Air quality worsens in Malaysia's northern states, especially Kedah
GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Air quality in northern states in Malaysia - especially in Kedah - has worsened with the Air Pollutant Index (API) reaching unhealthy levels.
In Bakar Arang, Kedah, the Department of Environment (DOE) monitoring station recorded an unhealthy API reading of 104 at 4pm, which had been escalating since early morning.
Likewise, the API in Seberang Jaya 2 had an unhealthy reading of 103 at 4pm. The API in Langkawi was 77 at 6am before increasing to 86 by 10am, but shot up drastically to 96 at 4pm.
An API of 87 was noted in Alor Setar at 4pm, up from 71 (6am) and 77 (10am).