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Ash from Indonesia volcano expected to reach south-west Malaysia

Published on Feb 5, 2014 9:28 AM

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A thin layer of ash from a Sumatran volcano located west of Pulau Pangkor is expected to arrive in parts of southwest peninsula Malaysia by Wednesday morning.

National Weather Forecast Centre director Muhammad Helmi Abdullah said the affected areas could include coastal regions of Negeri Sembilan, Malacca as well as Muar, Batu Pahat, Pontian and Kulaijaya in Johor.

"The amount of ash is not that much at the moment, probably a thin layer. It may be a bit hazy but it will be difficult to say how much," he said.

He added that an advisory about the volcanic ash had been sent to the aviation industry.

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