Sarawak, Brunei have their own haze problem

bushfiresOvershadowed by the huge environmental disaster caused by Sumatra plantation fires over the past couple of days, the eastern part of Malaysia, as well as Brunei and Indonesia’s Kalimantan province had their own problems with open bush fires.

According to environmental officials in the region, there have been several “hot spots” of burning rainforest areas near palm oil plantations, fires that covered Sarawak and Brunei with haze over the past days.

Some towns in Sarawak such as Sibu recorded high air pollution readings due to open fires blowing smog from the island’s interior.  Brunei also announced high levels of haze that only receded on June 26.

Satellite imagery from the ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre in Singapore detected 117 hotspots on June 25 scattered mostly in parts of central and western Borneo.

Environmental authorities in Sarawak have found that some palm oil companies resort to open burning of huge amounts of agricultural waste “under the cover of darkness”. These companies will be identified and no more burning permits granted during the dry season, officials said.



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Overshadowed by the huge environmental disaster caused by Sumatra plantation fires over the past couple of days, the eastern part of Malaysia, as well as Brunei and Indonesia's Kalimantan province had their own problems with open bush fires. According to environmental officials in the region, there have been several "hot spots" of burning rainforest areas near palm oil plantations, fires that covered Sarawak and Brunei with haze over the past days. Some towns in Sarawak such as Sibu recorded high air pollution readings due to open fires blowing smog from the island's interior.  Brunei also announced high levels of haze...

bushfiresOvershadowed by the huge environmental disaster caused by Sumatra plantation fires over the past couple of days, the eastern part of Malaysia, as well as Brunei and Indonesia’s Kalimantan province had their own problems with open bush fires.

According to environmental officials in the region, there have been several “hot spots” of burning rainforest areas near palm oil plantations, fires that covered Sarawak and Brunei with haze over the past days.

Some towns in Sarawak such as Sibu recorded high air pollution readings due to open fires blowing smog from the island’s interior.  Brunei also announced high levels of haze that only receded on June 26.

Satellite imagery from the ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre in Singapore detected 117 hotspots on June 25 scattered mostly in parts of central and western Borneo.

Environmental authorities in Sarawak have found that some palm oil companies resort to open burning of huge amounts of agricultural waste “under the cover of darkness”. These companies will be identified and no more burning permits granted during the dry season, officials said.



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