The haze enveloping Singapore has worsened, hitting the unhealthy range today.


The haze enveloping Singapore has worsened, hitting the unhealthy range today. 

The 3-hour PSI reading hit a high of 108 at 6pm today. 

Asked about the haze situation, Singapore's Foreign Ministry spokesman said it is a matter of very serious concern, as it is a health hazard that has not just affected Singapore but also the southern part of West Malaysia. 

The spokesman said Singapore's Ambassador in Jakarta has been instructed to inform the Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry that Minister George Yeo would like to speak to his Indonesian counterpart Marty Natalegawa tomorrow. 

Singapore's Environment and Water Resources Minister Dr Yaacob Ibrahim has also contacted his Indonesian counterpart to register the Republic's concerns. 

Dr Yaacob said the haze would worsen if Indonesia did not take immediate measures to curb the fires. 

He also reiterated Singapore's offer to help Indonesia combat the fires.