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Kuala Lumpur : Malaysia | Oct 20, 2010 at 11:37 PM PDT
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Situation Update 19 OCT 2010

Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin advised the school administration in Muar, Johor for the session to close temporarily due to the haze that is at the level of danger in the area.

Muhyiddin, who is also education minister, said the move was necessary to prevent the haze situation that occurs affects the health of students.

"If it was up to the level of danger, then the administration, school principals or teachers can take steps to close the school for a while.

"That's when it hit (the reading API) 400, is considered dangerous, it must be closed, until the situation improves," he told reporters after chairing a special meeting with the National Security Council on the haze situation in Muar, in his office at Parliament House here this.

Haze problem that persists in Muar last few days more serious when reading Air Pollution Index (API) in the area at 11 this morning to reach the level of 432, which is in the category of danger.

However, the API readings at stations monitoring air quality in other places so far are in good to moderate levels.

He said, although the API readings dropped below 300, the school district was advised not to carry any extra-curricular activities outside the classroom.

In the meantime, the Department of Environment (DOE) has sent 10,000 units mask the Muar district today to be distributed to residents, especially to schools.

In addition, mineral water will also be sent to ensure that people get clean water.

He said the National Security Council also enable the Management Committee and the Disaster Assistance Center to monitor and control the haze situation in addition to moving all the committees at the state and the affected area.

"The first step is to inform people of the district of Muar, the information we have to inform that the measures taken to control the health of residents in the district of Muar, particularly regarding the use of masks mouth," he said.

toreksulong is based in Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and is an Anchor for Allvoices.
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