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We are generating our own haze, says Malaysian official

Published on Feb 26, 2014 10:43 PM
 
Haze in Kulala Lumpur on Feb 21, 2014. The haze marring Malaysian skies has been traced back to domestic sources such as smoke from forest fires, factories, vehicle emissions and the open burning of land, Bernama reported on Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014.  -- PHOTO: THE STAR

KUALA LUMPUR - The haze marring Malaysian skies has been traced back to domestic sources such as smoke from forest fires, factories, vehicle emissions and the open burning of land, Bernama reported on Wednesday.

Malaysian Meteorological Department (JMM) director-general Datuk Che Gayah Ismail said the haze being experienced currently had no links with the recent eruption of Mount Sinabung in North Sumatera, Indonesia or other outside factors.

The hot and dry weather, without any rainfall for several days, had only made the situation worse, she added.

"This time, the haze is caused by domestic sources and the lack of rainfall has caused such things as gas, dust, ash and particles to float in the atmosphere and not fall down to the earth," she told Bernama.

 
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