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Haze forces postponement of Warriors' Day outdoor events

Last update: 18/09/2019
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 18 -- Outdoor events associated with Warriors Day 2019 tomorrow in this administrative capital and several states have been postponed due to the haze that has lowered air quality to a 'very unhealthy' level.

The parade scheduled at Dataran Pahlawan Negara here tomorrow has been postponed, according to a statement from the Prime Minister's Department.

However, the reciting of the yasin, a tahlil and a doa selamat as well as a special khutbah (sermon) during the Friday prayers will take place as scheduled, it said.

As at 6 pm today, the Air Pollutant Index (API) in Putrajaya was 199.

An API reading of between zero and 50 indicates good air quality; 51 and 100, moderate; 101 and 200, unhealthy; 201 and 300, very unhealthy and 301 and above, hazardous.

In SHAH ALAM, the Office of the Selangor Menteri Besar said the laying of a wreath at the Selangor State Memorial Monument has been postponed.

The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, was to have laid the wreath.

As at 7 pm today, the API in Johan Setia, Klang, was 256; Shah Alam, 213 and Petaling Jaya, 205.

In IPOH, the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah, called for the postponement of the Warriors Day event to a date to be set later.

The Warriors Day event in Kedah has also been postponed.


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