Astro Awani | September 28, 2015 17:53 MYT
MOE, in a statement today, said the closure of the schools in these States would affect 774,961 students from 1,492 schools.
The State Education Departments in Johor and Melaka had been instructed by MOE to convey the matter to the respective schools and parents immediately to avoid unnecessary problems.
The haze blanketing the country continues to worsen with the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings rising towards unhealthy and very unhealthy levels.
As of 4pm Monday, the API in Johor and Melaka rose between 101 and 300, one of the highest readings to date.