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.