The haze condition at Jalan Ulu Sg. Merah early in the morning.
The air in Sibu has been filled with stinking smell of open-air burning. Coupled with the drought hit, the temperature here has shot up sky-high, making Sibu scorching hot. This has been going on for days and according to DCM Tan Sri Dr. George Chan, the spell of intense heat is likely to drag on for two more months.
See Hua Daily News reported that the API (Air Pollutant Index) reached 166 in Sibu yesterday. This was far above unhealthy level.
The tar smell of the air has been irritating and alarming. Our state of air condition calls for deep concern about our environmental protection.
The school compound of SMK Sg. Merah was bad too.