Saturday, 14 December 2019

Petronas Twin Towers are shrouded by haze in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 9, 2019. Picture taken on September 9, 2019. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is writing to Indonesia's leader to raise his concern about cross-border haze, Malaysia's environment minister said on Thursday, as a row over smoke from forest fires simmers. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

A girl looks at the Petronas Twin Towers shrouded in haze in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 11, 2019. Fires have burnt through parts of Indonesia's Sumatra and Borneo islands for more than a month, and the Indonesian government has sent thousands of security personnel to try to douse the blazes. They are usually set during operations to clear land for palm oil and pulp plantations. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

Tourists take a selfie with the city skyline shrouded by haze at Kuala Lumpur Tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11 September 2019. In what has become an almost annual occurrence, especially in dry years, Indonesia's neighbours are becoming alarmed by the thick haze wafting in, and raising concern about health and the impact on tourism. But Indonesian officials caused further anger in Malaysia this week by disputing reports that the smoke was coming from their country. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

Students cover their faces with masks at a school in Puchong as haze shrouds Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 12, 2019. "I have discussed this with the prime minister and he has agreed to write a letter to President Jokowi to draw his attention towards the issue of trans-boundary haze," Malaysia's environment minister, Yeo Bee Yin, told reporters, referring to Indonesian President Joko Widodo by his nickname. Mahathir's office was preparing the letter and it would be delivered soon, Yeo said. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

A view of the city skyline shrouded by haze in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 11, 2019. Indonesia's forestry minister, Siti Nurbaya Bakar, said on Wednesday the problem should be viewed "more objectively" and the smoke could have originated from fires in Malaysia. In response, Yeo said Malaysia's data was drawn from the ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre, a Singapore-based weather station that tracks forest fire "hotspots" throughout the region. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

A view of the city skyline shrouded by haze in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 11, 2019. Malaysia closed hundreds of schools and sent half a million face masks to its Borneo island state of Sarawak this week, after the smoke built up to unhealthy levels. The government had also prepared aircraft for cloud seeding in the hope of generating rain, Yeo said. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng