Kuching, Sri Aman and Samarahan in Sarawak have recorded unhealthy air pollutant index (API) of more then 100 on Wednesday, according to the Department of Environment.
Sri Aman’s API shot up to 112 this morning from 109 last night, while Kuching was up from 91 to 104 and Samarahan, from 108 to 128.
The API for 36 other areas in the country were moderate — Sarikei (86), Tawau (81), Kapit and Sibu (78), Bintulu and Pasir Gudang (70), Muar (69), Port Klang (68), Labuan (63), Port Dickson (64), Balok Baru, Kuantan (62), and Seberang Jaya 2, Perai (60), including Larkin Lama and Keningau (59), Cheras (58), Bukit Rambai (57), Country Heights in Kajang, Bakar Arang Sungai Petani and Shah Alam (56), Kemaman (54), Kuala Terengganu (53), Tanjung Malim (52) and Batu Muda, Kuala Lumpur (51).
The air quality for all other towns were good.
The API readings are classified as: 0-50 (good), 51-100 (moderate), 101-200 (unhealthy), 201-300 (very unhealthy) and 300-above (hazardous).
Details visit Department of Environment website – http://www.doe.gov.my/apims/