200 schools were ordered to close through at least Friday. The Department of Environment banned open burning and made it punishable by up to five years in prison in three states separated from Sumatra by the Malacca Strait.
The haze has shrouded the city state skyscrapers in a pall of noxious fumes and posed numerous inconveniences for Singaporeans, some of whom complained of coughs and covered their faces with handkerchiefs or masks while walking outdoors.
Malaysia shuts 200 schools amid haze from Indonesia fires
Some hospitals shut windows in wards with elderly patients to keep out the acrid odour of burning. Sports organizers cancelled several football and sailing competitions this weekend.
SINGAPORE Singapore urged people to remain indoors because of record air pollution Thursday as a smoky haze wrought by forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia worsened dramatically. Nearby Malaysia closed 200 schools and banned open burning in some areas.
is now the worst haze that Singapore has ever faced, Singapore Environment Minister Vivian Balakrishnan wrote on his Facebook page. country or corporation has the right to pollute the air at the expense of Singaporeans health and wellbeing. Indonesian Cabinet minister criticized the public Singaporean statements, saying they should have been conveyed through diplomatic channels.
should not act like children, making all that noise, Coordinating Minister for People Welfare Agung Laksono said.
Flight controllers at Singapore Changi Airport were instructed to take precautions because of lower visibility, while McDonald said it was temporarily halting delivery service to protect its workers health.
in Singapore say Jakarta must do more to halt fires on Sumatra island started by plantation owners and farmers to clear land cheaply.
The Pollutant Standards Index, Singapore main measure of air pollution, surged to a record 371, breaching the classification that can aggravate respiratory ailments. The previous high before this week was in 1997, when the index reached 226.
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Indonesian officials have defended their response to the haze, saying the government is educating farmers about alternatives to traditional slash and burn agriculture. Some Indonesian officials have also suggested that some fires might be blamed on Singaporean and Malaysian companies involved in Indonesia plantation industry.
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