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Fishermen out placing their net near Sematan river. Six divisions in Sarawak recorded unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings. The API readings for Sri Aman were 157 followed by Kuching and Samarahan with a reading of 151 and 150 respectively. Pix by Mod Roji Kawi

KUALA LUMPUR: While the air quality showed slight improvement in most states in the country, the situation was otherwise for Sarawak when six divisions in the state recorded unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings.

According to the Department of Environment’s website, Sri Aman remained as the worst hit locations among 12 areas with unhealthy API readings of between 101 and 200.

As of 3pm today, the API readings for Sri Aman were 157 followed by Kuching and Samarahan with a reading of 151 and 150 respectively.

Other divisions in the state slapped with unhealthy air pollutant concentration included Sarikei (139), Sibu (131) and Kapit (120).

On the East Coast, Kemaman and Paka in Terengganu registered an API of 108 and 105. Also categorised under the same category were Malacca City (109) and Bukit Rambai (103).

Tawau in Sabah recorded an unhealthy API reading of 113 while air quality in Balok Baru, Pahang reads 109.

The department's automatic air quality stations also detected a moderate reading for 31 other locations nationwide.

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