Global Environment Centre director, Faizal Parish, expects the haze to worsen as the current drought continues until September.
The large-scale forest and peatland fires are still ongoing in Riau at the moment except that the winds are not blowing directly to Malaysia. The bad news is, should the wind direction change, the haze will come back.
Faizal stressed that to stop the haze, “we have to stop the fires”.
A campaign has been initiated for assigned personnel and volunteers to regularly patrol the areas to look out for land-clearing activities where the vegetation is left to be dried before they are being burned. The campaign also aims for awareness to let the people know the cause and prevention measures so that people can chip in to help. Similar initiative is also taking place in Riau, Indonesia. The video below has more information.