MIRI: Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas is urging the federal government to take necessary steps with Indonesia over the current haze situation and find solutions to tackle it.

Recently, some divisions in Sarawak registered Air Pollutant Index (API) readings of above 100.

Uggah, who is also the State Disaster Management Committee chairman, told this to local media after the launch of the Kabuloh Agriculture Research Centre here yesterday.

On haze situation in Miri, he said the winds had brought the haze from the Kalimantan.

Douglas Uggah

“We hope the condition would not become worse,” added Uggah who is also the Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development Minister.

On Saturday, a total 1,087 hot spots were detected in Sumatra, Indonesia, due to the persistent dry weather.

He reiterated school principals could close down their respective schools if the API readings stayed above 200 for 24 hours.