KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 11): Housing and Local Government Deputy Minister Senator Datuk Raja Kamarul Bahrin said there was nearly 1,500 cases of open burning and forest fires in Malaysia during the haze season in August and September this year, the Malay Mail reported today.
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 5): The three-month study on the direction and impact of the Cross-Boundary Pollution Act is expected to be completed in January next year, the Dewan Rakyat was told yesterday.
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 23): TDM Bhd announced yesterday that its subsidiary PT Rafi Kamajaya Abadi (PT RKA) has been sanctioned by the Indonesian government and ordered to stop all plantation activities at some 900ha of its plantation area in Kalimantan, which has been burnt recently.
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 15): Four representatives of the Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) has called for its member states to address the transboundary haze to prevent further harm to the environment and health.
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 12): The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government's initiatives to address transboundary haze and pollution issues were revealed through a RM30 million allocation to the Department of Environment and the Chemistry Department to resolve the issue.
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 8): Malaysia will raise the issue of transboundary haze at the 15th Asean Ministerial Meeting on the Environment (15th AMME) and related meetings in Cambodia which began yesterday until Thursday, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) Minister Yeo Bee Yin.
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 7): The government is to act against Malaysian-owned plantations in Indonesia if it is true that they have resorted to open burning that contributed to the recent trans-boundary haze that also affected Malaysia.
BANGKOK (Oct 2): Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has pointed out that smoke haze is a major issue that members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) would have to tackle seriously while their citizens should adjust their lifestyles to protect themselves.
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 2): Indonesia has identified six Malaysian-linked companies operating estates in Indonesia out of 56 companies that are responsible for the open burning which is causing the region-wide haze.
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 2): Seven landowners in Johan Setia had been slapped with Notice 7A of the National Land Code stating that they have broken laws by conducting open burning on their plots, the New Straits Times reported yesterday.