NEGARA ASEAN PERLU BEKERJASAMA TANGANI MASALAH JEREBU - PEJABAT PERDANA MENTERI

KUALA LUMPUR, 21 Jun (Bernama) -- Negara anggota Asean perlu saling membantu

dalam semangat kerjasama untuk menangani masalah jerebu dan isu kualiti udara

ketika ini, kata Pejabat Perdana Menteri dalam kenyataan yang dikeluarkan di

sini hari ini.

Ia menyatakan adalah penting bagi perkumpulan serantau itu untuk saling

bekerjasama dalam menangani isu itu.

Menurutnya Menteri Sumber Asli dan Alam Sekitar Malaysia Datuk Seri

G. Palanivel akan ke Indonesia dan mengadakan perjumpaan dengan pegawai-pegawai

kerajaan Indonesia pada Rabu untuk membincangkan cara-cara menyelesaikan masalah

jerebu.

Sementara "syarikat-syarikat milik Malaysia yang beroperasi di Indonesia

perlu mematuhi semua undang-undang dan peraturan tempatan, dan memastikan mereka

tidak menyumbang kepada masalah alam sekitar," menurutnya.

Ia juga menggesa semua orang mematuhi nasihat kesihatan dikeluarkan pihak

berkuasa berikutan keadaan berjerebu di negara.

Jerebu yang menyelubungi beberapa kawasan di Semenanjung Malaysia

mencatatkan penurunan petang ini apabila bacaan Indeks Pencemaran Udara (IPU) di

Muar, Kota Tinggi dan Pasir Gudang di Johor telah beralih kepada bawah 300 iaitu

amat tidak sihat berbanding paras bahaya pada tengah hari.

Sementara itu sebanyak 589 buah sekolah di Johor iaitu di bandar Muar, Batu

Pahat, Pasir Gudang dan Pontian, ditutup hari ini. Sekolah-sekolah di Muar dan

Batu Pahat ditutup sejak semalam.

-- BERNAMA

HK HK RHM

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