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The Haze - How it has affected our economy. The haze, it is something every Malaysian has to go through annually.

The Haze - How it has affected our economy

Every middle of the year, our country is overcome by smokey dust-filled air caused by the open burning in Indonesia intended to clear land for oil palm plantations. The haze not only clouds our long-distance vision, but also has negative impacts towards our health. Exposure to the haze can irritate the eyes, cause breathing difficulties, sore throat, coughing, and decreased lung function among many others.

Thus, when the haze came in to Malaysia, citizens ran to protect themselves and their families, purchasing surgical masks to filter the air they breathe. surgical mask. Haze: Face masks flying off shelves in Malaysia as well. None left: A sign at a store in Petaling Jaya informing customers that it has run out of face masks.

Haze: Face masks flying off shelves in Malaysia as well

Monday, Jun 24, 2013 The Star/Asia News Network PETALING JAYA - Face masks have become somewhat of a rare commodity following the deteriorating air quality. Even Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim found it difficult to get them. Malaysian Meteorological Department - Haze. What is Haze?

Malaysian Meteorological Department - Haze

The haze we see in our city skyline is caused by tiny particulates suspended in the atmosphere. At high concentrations, these particulates scatter and absorb sunlight resulting in diminished horizontal visibility thereby giving the atmosphere a characteristic opalescent appearance. Haze is not confined to urban environments; it may also be observed in rural areas. Haze Particles - Their Origin Atmospheric Conditions That Favour Haze Formation In the tropics, wind speeds are generally low. Haze Forces Economic Upgrading_国际商报网 The soaring pollution index across parts of central and eastern China at the beginning of January was reflected in a poorer performance by multiple economic sectors.

Haze Forces Economic Upgrading_国际商报网

The fog and haze, which lasted ten days, affected logistics, consumption, tourism and even the general state of the investment environment. With many places adopting emergency measures to reduce pollution, experts think their actions herald a change of economic emphasis in China, with an anticipated acceleration of industrial upgrading expected to reduce the occurrence and extent of pollution. “There’s a lot of fog in Nanjing today. If transport is affected our factory cannot send goods to warehouses,” complained Qian Yang, a business manager with the clothing department of Jiangsu Huihong International Textile Co., on January 15.

“Cargo transport by land and sea will be halted if the fog cannot be brought under control soon.” As for tourism, poor visibility and transport delays cause considerable inconvenience. Jerebu tidak jejas sektor pelancongan negara: Nazri. KUALA LUMPUR: Jerebu yang melanda negara sejak minggu lalu tidak menjejaskan sektor pelancongan negara, kata Menteri Pelancongan dan Kebudayaan, Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz.

Jerebu tidak jejas sektor pelancongan negara: Nazri

Haze affects income of Selangor fishermen. SHAH ALAM, June 26 (Bernama) -- The heavy haze that hit several states in the country has not only affect the people's health, but also the source of income of certain groups, especially traditional fishermen in Selangor.

Haze affects income of Selangor fishermen

Kuala Selangor Fishermen's Association chairman Omar Abdul Rahman told Bernama that the income of 1,000 of the association's members were badly affected by the hazy condition. As such, he said the association had made an application for aid and assistance from the state government, but had yet to receive any feedback. Schools in M'sia ordered close due to haze. Petaling Jaya (The Star/ANN) - Schools in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Malacca have been ordered to be closed today due to the worsening haze.

Schools in M'sia ordered close due to haze

The order has also been given to schools in Kuantan and Port Dickson, as well as several districts in Johor. Natural Resources and Environment Minister G. Palanivel said parents in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor were advised to keep their children indoors and ensure the use of face masks outdoors. Pengisytiharan Keadaan Darurat Bencana Jerebu. Memandangkan keadaan jerebu khususnya di kawasan Muar meliputi Daerah Muar dan Daerah Ledang adalah pada tahap Indeks Pencemaran Udara (IPU) melebihi 500 iaitu pada tahap Kecemasan atau Emergency, maka dengan ini, saya mengisytiharkan keadaan Darurat Bencana Jerebu bagi seluruh Daerah Muar dan Daerah Ledang mulai dari tarikh pengisytiharan ini hingga ke suatu masa pengisytiharan ini ditarik balik.

Pengisytiharan Keadaan Darurat Bencana Jerebu

Adalah perlu dijelaskan bahawa pengisytiharan Darurat Bencana Jerebu ini tidak melibatkan penguatkuasaan perintah berkurung dan juga tiada perubahan dalam corak dan sistem pemerintahan Kerajaan Negeri mahupun Persekutuan sekarang ini. Walau bagaimanapun, semua Kerajaan dan agensi yang terlibat dalam pengurusan bencana jerebu di peringkat Persekutuan, Negeri dan Daerah hendaklah mengatur dan mengambil langkah-langkah perlu bagi menjamin keselamatan dan kesihatan awam sentiasa terpelihara.

Jerebu di Port Dickson Jejas Sektor Pelancongan. National Environment Agency. China's Skies: Toxic levels of pollution - The Big Picture. China’s Infinite-Growth Haze. By Eric Zencey A few weeks ago, air quality at the U.S. embassy in Beijing registered 755 on a scale to 500.

China’s Infinite-Growth Haze

A thick, choking haze enveloped the entire city. You couldn’t see from one high-rise office tower to the next; flights were cancelled, some highways were closed, schoolchildren were kept indoors, hospital admissions soared. China’s air quality problems aren’t limited to Beijing — a 2010 study found that air pollution led to 1.2 million premature deaths nationwide — and killer air is just one of the country’s ecological sorrows. Malaysian Meteorological Department - Haze. Malaysia declares smog state of emergency - World.

Smoke from land-clearing fires in Indonesia pushed air pollution above the level considered hazardous in parts of Malaysia.

Malaysia declares smog state of emergency - World

(Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters) Malaysian authorities declared a state of emergency Sunday in a southern district where a smoky haze blamed on Indonesian forest fires has triggered one of the country's worst pollution levels in years. The worst of the smog has shifted from Singapore to southernmost Malaysia, where noxious fumes have drifted across the sea this past week from Indonesia's Sumatra island. The Malaysian government's index for air pollution reached a measurement of 746 early Sunday in the southern district of Muar.

It was far above the threshold of 300 for hazardous air quality. Authorities were issuing instructions for Muar's residents to remain indoors and for schools to close, Environment Minister G. Haze: Impact on Malaysia economy minimal, say experts. The Star/Asia News Network Monday, Jun 24, 2013 Kuala Lumpur - The economy could suffer due to the haze currently polluting some parts of the country, says an economist. The problem, however, would not be serious enough to affect the country's gross domestic product (GDP), said RAM Hold- ings Group chief economist Dr Yeah Kim Leng. Singapore, Malaysia face economic hit from prolonged smog.