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Malaysians lament on social media as air quality deteriorates due to haze

  • News Desk

    The Star / Asia News Network

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia   /   Wed, September 11, 2019   /   04:44 pm
Malaysians lament on social media as air quality deteriorates due to haze Petronas Twin Towers are shrouded by haze in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 9, 2019. Picture taken on September 9, 2019. (Reuters/Lim Huey Teng)

Malaysians have taken to social media to lament about how the haze is affecting them as air quality continued to worsen due to transboundary haze blanketing parts of Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak on Borneo island.

Twitter user M (@mysafeground) tweeted that he has developed skin rashes, a sore throat and runny nose due to the haze.

“And the fact that I cannot run outside, it’s annoying, ” he said.

QNH (@nishahaquee) who lives in Setia Alam tweeted: “I’ve been sick for three days now with never endings (of) puking, dizziness and breathing difficulty. It’s so upsetting I can barely see the clear sky from here (sic)”


“I feel like (I’m) walking in the dust! Ughhh, ” she tweeted.

On Facebook, Franco Kailsan pointed out the haze in Petaling Jaya was bad.

“My nose is itchy. I feel like sneezing but can’t sneeze.”

These are some of the complaints voiced out by Malaysians over the current haze situation.

Yesterday, some 409 schools in Sarawak were ordered to be closed due to the haze.

At noon, the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings ranged from moderate to unhealthy, with Sri Aman recording the highest API reading at 190.

Before this, the Sarawak Education Department had issued a directive that schools in areas with API levels above 200 should be closed immediately.

It also said public examinations would be postponed if the API exceeded 300.