Haze forces schools to close

Haze forces schools to close

PETALING JAYA: Primary and se­­condary schools in several states are closed today because of the worsening haze.

Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid announced that the schools involved were those in Malacca, Negri Sembilan, Selangor, Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur as well as Tawau in Sabah, and Kuching and Samarahan in Sarawak.

The air pollutant index of these areas showed readings of more than 120 at 7pm yesterday.

He also said the Malaysian Reli­gious Higher Certificate examinations would continue.

-The Star Online