Haze hits Negri Sembilan; fishermen hope situation improves soon

Mohd Khidir Zakaria

PORT DICKSON: Business is as usual for fishermen in the district despite the haze that has been enveloping the state since yesterday. One of them, Taufik Abdul Ghani, 56, said he hoped that the situation would improve soon. “The air pollutant index (API) recorded a moderate with visibility had yet to be affected. We can still carry out activities and daily chores as usual. “It was worse two years ago when we couldn’t go even go to the sea due to the limited visibility,” he said when met here today. As of 6pm today, the API readings at three locations, namely, Nilai (97), Port Dickson (73) and Seremban (90) recorded a moderate level. An API reading of 0 to 50 indicates good air quality; 51 to 100, moderate; 101 to 200, unhealthy; 201 to 300, very unhealthy and 300 and above, hazardous.

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