Air quality in Malaysian peninsula much better

File Photo: A man fishing at Tanjung Harapan near Port Klang as the haze situation improved in Malaysia.

PETALING JAYA - The air quality in the peninsula has shown significant improvement over the weekend with the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings staying in the "good" category in many locations.

According to the Department of Envi­ronment website, readings have dropped by as much as 10 to 40 points in some areas as of yesterday.

The API reading as of 3pm yester­­day for Seremban, Negri Sembilan, was at 59 (moderate), a huge improvement from 103 (unheal­­thy) at the same time on Saturday.

Rambai, Malacca, is down to 70 from 84 (Saturday) while Kota Tinggi, Johor, is down to 60 from 80 (Saturday).

Most parts of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur also enjoyed better air quality as API readings in major towns record moderate and good readings.

Among the towns now in the good category are Petaling Jaya (33), Klang (49), Shah Alam (30), Cheras (39) and Putrajaya (48).

Only Banting remained in the moderate category with an API reading of 58.

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