Check out this hilarious video by smashpop #IntheHaze
On a more serious note, emergency has been declared in Muar having reached an air pollution index (API) of 750. API above 300 is unhealthy, whereas a state of emergency will be declared in an area when readings exceeds 500.
Politician Lim Kit Siang called out to our Minister of Environment, S. Palanivel for sleeping on the job since his department's API readings cannot be reported on a reasonable time frame. It took two hours for readings to appear on the Department of Environment's website *facepalm*. Why can't Malaysia reports API hourly? Technology is available to automate things and get things done. If Singapore can do it, why Malaysia tak boleh?
I just came back from open day at Monash University.
I went specifically to see my prospective doctoral advisor for a research project. I have homework to do! It will be reading published papers and coming up with a research proposal. After that, I went for campus tour.