PETALING JAYA: Parents want long-term solutions such as air-conditioned classrooms to safeguard the health of their schoolgoing children against haze. Managing director Edward Neoh said the Government should seriously look into installing air-conditioning units in all classrooms so there would be no need for schools to close during severe periods of haze. Many parents were caught off-guard, he said, when schools had to close down after the Air Pollutant Index (API) breached very unhealthy levels last year. The ministry had the experience, she said, to better tackle the situation should the need arise to close schools again this year. Lok also disagreed with the suggestion for classrooms to be air-conditioned, adding that the Government could not afford the electricity costs.
Source: The Star August 29, 2016 00:00 UTC