Haze Shrouds Singapore, Malaysia

Haze Shrouds Singapore, Malaysia

“Smoke from forest fires in Indonesia has choked neighboring Singapore and Malaysia, prompting Singaporean officials to press Jakarta for urgent action against the haze that has pushed the city-state’s air pollution to the worst level in 16 years.

The haze, blown toward the east and northeast from fires in Sumatra Island, first hit Singapore and peninsula Malaysia over the weekend and has pushed air-pollution indices in both countries into “unhealthy” territory. Skyscrapers in Singapore’s business district remain shrouded in smog Tuesday, with some residents starting to take precautions by donning masks and staying indoors.”

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