API Reading Worsen in Several States
5 October 2015
API reading in several states in Malaysia has increased to an alarming level which forced Ministry of Education to order all schools in all states except in Labuan, Kelantan, Sarawak dan Sabah to shutdown. The Vice Chancellor of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) has ordered all classes and outdoor activities to be postponed due the worsening air quality with API reading of 172 as at 9 pm yesterday (4/10/2015) in USM. USM took the initiatives to open an Operation Room to monitor the air quality around USM and other closest area. People are advised to check the API reading regularly and follow the guidelines made by the Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Health.