Haze enveloping Miri caused by neighbouring country

MIRI: The source of the haze here is from across the border in Indonesia and not localised.

A Natural Resources and Environment Board (NREB) spokesman said the current wind pattern was to blame for carrying the haze from Indonesia to Sarawak.

“The hazy condition will occur in the morning and in the afternoon it will go up,� said the spokesman yesterday.

He said the NREB enforcement team here is ready to be deployed should there be any open burning locally.

Daily patrols are being conducted in Permyjaya, Kuala Baram, and the outskirts of the city.

“We wish to remind the public that open burning is banned and they should comply with NREB’s regulations,� he said, warning those flouting the law would be issued compounds or fines.

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