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Haze in Malaysia reaches hazardous levels on Friday morning

Published on Mar 14, 2014 9:40 AM
 
Malaysia's landmark Petronas Twin Towers are seen covered in haze in Kuala Lumpur on March 4, 2014. The haze situation in Malaysia hit hazardous levels in two districts on Friday morning. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

KUALA LUMPUR - The haze situation in Malaysia hit hazardous levels in two districts on Friday morning.

Port Klang and Banting recorded Air Pollutant Index (API) readings of 350 and 318 respectively at 6am on Friday.

Malaysia's API and Singapore's Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) are closely related, and any reading above 301 is considered hazardous.

Given the worsening situation which started on Thursday, 131 schools in the Klang district were ordered to close on Friday by the Selangor Education Department after the API reading in Port Klang hit 233 at 5pm on Thursday.

 
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