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Malacca records highest API readings

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Malacca records highest API readings
KUALA LUMPUR: The air quality in Malacca town continues to have the highest Air Pollutant Index (API) reading  as of 11am with 160 from 148 reading taken at 7am this morning.

Muar also recorded a high reading with 157 at 11am compared to 133 at 7am today. In Pasir Gudang, the API recorded was 149, Kota Tinggi 138, Larkin Lama 124 and Bukit Rambai, Malacca was 119.

A total of 39 major cities in Malaysia recorded moderate API readings with Port Klang, Putrajaya, Nilai and Seremban having the highest readings.

Meanwhile Alor Setar, Langkawi, Taiping, Kangar and Sandakan had good API readings.

The general public from Malacca and Johor expressed their frustration over the smoke covered surrounding that is disruption their visions. Many had complained about poor health status with coughs, fever and sore throat.

Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law K. Shanmugam Tuesday called Indonesian Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Marty Natalegawa to express Singapore's concern about the worsening haze situation yesterday.

As of today, National Environment Agency in Singapore reported the API as of noon to be at 91 to 107.

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Tags: haze, malacca, johor, singapore