Haze has reduced the visibility in some major cities and towns of Malaysia and Singapore. Hence, the Marine Department and Civil Aviation Department have cautioned the fliers and sailors. Two commercial flights had so far been diverted due to the haze.
On Saturday morning, a Tiger Airways flight from Singapore to Ipoh was forced to land at the KL International Airport due to poor visibility. On Sunday, an AirAsia flight from Bangkok, Thailand to Kuala Lumpur had to be re-routed to Phuket.
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai added that some maritime activities would have to be stopped if visibility dropped below one-nautical-mile.