The number of hotspots has increased again in Indonesia's Sumatra and Kalimantan in the past few days, said Dr Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency (BNPB), in a Blackberry message.
The southern part of Sumatra is seeing its haze situation worsen as efforts to contain fire has been more focused on the central part of Sumatra, in Riau, the Indonesian province second closest to Singapore.
On Thursday (Aug 20), 720 hotspots were detected in Sumatra and 246 hotspots in Kalimantan, based on the images from the Modis (Terra-Aqua) satellite, according to Dr Sutopo.
The NEA advised members of the public, in particular the elderly, pregnant women and children to avoid exerting themselves outdoors for long periods of time.
Those with chronic lung or heart disease should avoid outdoor activities. The agency advised those who are not feeling well to seek medical attention.
Above text & pictures are from The Straits Times.
SERIOUSLY I THINK INDONESIA SHOULD DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT TO SHOW THEIR ABILITY TO CONTROL THEIR OWN COUNTRY!
IT NOT ONLY AFFECTS THE NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES, BUT ALSO TO THE NATURE OF THE EARTH'S OZONE LAYER!
TO THE PERSON WHO CARRY OUT THE BURNING: IF YOU LIKE TO BURN... WHY DON'T YOU BURN YOURSELF!?