Friday, April 24, 2009

Open Burning

Yesterday afternoon, I notice a thick smoke hovering the skyline in Sungai Bidut.

Out of curiosity, I went a bit closer to see what might had cause the thick smoke. As I have no idea where the source was, I started to ask some folks around the area and they told me it was due to open burning at the nearby oil palm or to clear forest.

The smoke travel across the Igan river across to Sibu area. I guess the wind direction had cause the smoke to shift into this direction. The clear sky somehow turned cloudy with this thick brownish smoke on certain area.

View Jalan Awang Ramli Amit. From a distance, it did look like some factory was on major fire.

Here was how it looks like from Sibu town square. Open burning is banned in Malaysia but this was a clear evidence that the regulation is loosely enforced. It has been bloody hot for the past few days and this situation only make things worse.

At night, I notice some areas in Sibu was hazy while driving on some main roads. This is another cause for air pollution and I hope the concerned authorities take appropriate actions against the parties that cause such incident.

9 comments:

Gorgeous Ol' Eve Loves Vanilla. You? said...

OMG. Terrible to see open fires :(

Kikey Loo said...

u shd call 999 make complaint

Superman said...

SMC is blind...

Josephine said...

I thought it was earth day?
How can this happen?
Sigh....

foongpc said...

Do you stay near Jam's place? He also complained about open burning.

Exotic photos from Borneo said...

Serious burning you got there ... where were the authority

JL said...

Suituapui also said there was open burning somewhere in Sibu. I suggest reporting this to DOE.

BTW feel free to check out the International Blogger Community tag here. :)

jg said...

sad to see, as sibu is hosting earth day tomorrow.

jam said...

That's sad! I can smell something burning throughout the whole night!

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