Slight haze in Singapore caused by fire in Malaysian landfill

Slight haze in Singapore caused by fire in Malaysian landfill

SINGAPORE - Slight haze in Singapore over the past few days was caused by a fire started at a landfill site at Pasir Gudang in Malaysia, said Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan in a Facebook post on Sunday night.

He said that the fire started last Thursday and smoke from it was blown to Singapore by north-east winds.

Pasir Gudang is an industrial town east of Johor Baru.

Dr Balakrishnan said the Malaysian authorities are still trying to resolve the problem.

"We stand ready to assist if requested," he said in his post.

klim@sph.com.sg

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