Published: Saturday August 18, 2012 MYT 7:23:00 PM
Healthy API readings recorded nationwide
KUALA LUMPUR: Air quality throughout the country was reported generally good as no areas recorded unhealthy readings on the Air Pollution Index (API) Saturday.
According to the Department of Environment (DOE) air quality at 16 locations showed good air quality while 36 recorded moderate air quality at 11am.
The statement also said air quality in several areas in the north and West Coast of the Peninsula on Saturday improved from Friday after registering lower API readings.
However, air quality is still unstable with the prolonged hot weather in the region causing fires and a spike in hotspots in Sumatra, Indonesia.
As of Friday, the number of hotspots in Sumatra was still high at 341 compared with 581 the day before. - Bernama