Wednesday, September 20, 2006

A hazy nation

The haze in Malaysia, especially in KL where I can really experience, is pretty bad. Not only it disturbs vision, it also hurts eyes and, during the worse days, your respiratory system, i.e. it's difficult to breath. People get sick, schools cancel their outdoor activities, etc.

Most of the haze does come from Indonesia - some hotspots are also located in Malaysia. Interestingly, people in Jakarta don't get affected. Life goes on beautifully over there, as I went to Jakarta last month. I guess the government could've done better to prevent the fire at the first place - as we all know preventive is better than corrective actions.