Not much can be done to find a long-term solution to the haze problem as Indonesia refuses to bring up the matter to the Asean Secretariat, Natural Resource and Environment Minister Datuk Seri G. Palanivel said today.
Singapore experienced a slight haze from 10 am today due to smoke from fires in southern Sumatra, according to the National Environment Agency.
Rainfall over several coastal areas in peninsular today and tomorrow is expected to clear the haze, said the Department of Environment (DOE).
Air quality at the haze-hit Seri Manjung district improved tonight but still remained at the unhealthy level.
Only three areas -- Muar, Bukit Rambai and Port Klang -- registered unhealthy air quality this morning compared to five yesterday, according to the Department of Environment (DoE).
The haze is back to blanket Riau and reduce vision this morning, to 70 metres at the Pekanbaru Airport, and 800 metres in Dumai.
Five locations in Melaka, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur have registered unhealthy level Air Pollutant Index (API) readings this afternoon, the Department of Environment (DoE) said in a statement today.
Haze blanketed parts of Malaysia on Monday, weeks after the region suffered its worst pollution from forest fires in Indonesia in more than a decade.
The haze is expected to return for two or three days following a change in the wind direction.
The National Environment Agency (NEA) says Singapore may experience hazy conditions in the coming days.