Panelist rubbishes govt’s reason for deaths in Kg Kuala Koh

PETALING JAYA: A forum panelist rubbished the government’s revelation that the deaths of the 15 people of the Batek tribe in Kampung Kuala Koh in Gua Musang, Kelantan was due to measles. Senior dermatologist consultant Dr Steven Chow KS brushed

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Yeo: Three pollutant gases detected in Pasir Gudang

PUTRAJAYA: Three gases were detected in the atmosphere during the recent severe air pollution in Pasir Gudang, one of which was methyl mercaptan gas, and the presence of which was an anomaly, Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister

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Animal rights group saves dogs from becoming delicacies

CHINA: An animal protection group said it had rescued seven dogs from a restaurant in northeast China this week that were destined for the table. The mercy mission was staged on Tuesday, when volunteers from the VShine Animal Protection Association

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DPM launches campaign to curb baby dumping

SEPANG: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today launched a campaign to curb baby dumping, saying it is a serious issue that must be addressed immediately. She said 577 cases of baby dumping were recorded in

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DAP seeking AG’s explanation on Beng Hock case classification

PUCHONG: The DAP is seeking clarification from Attorney-General Tommy Thomas for his directive to reclassify investigation into the death of party aide, Teoh Beng Hock to wrongful confinement instead of homicide. “I am surprised that the police are investigating the

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Zakir Naik extradition: India applied but M’sia not giving in

KUALA LUMPUR: India has requested for the extradition of Indian Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik but Putrajaya has decided not to abide by the request. “We received the application from the Indian government, I don’t remember when,” Foreign Minister Datuk

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Pasir Gudang pollution: Johor ruler fumes, takes gov’t to task

PUCHONG: Johor ruler, Sultan Ibrahim ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar is livid over the new case of pollution in Pasir Gudang, calling it despicable and a total disgrace. In an interview with The Star, Sultan Ibrahim also criticised federal and state

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Yeo: Non-sustainable development caused pollution in Pasir Gudang

PUTRAJAYA: Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin today cited non-sustainable development in Pasir Gudang, Johor, for what she said is the long-term negative impact on the environment. The non-sustainable development resulted in the absence of

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Lahad Datu police seek assistance to locate missing teenage girl

LAHAD DATU: The police are appealing for cooperation from the public to locate a 16-year-old girl who has been reported missing since June 10. Lahad Datu district police chief ACP Nasri Mansor said Nur Annisah Abdullah was last seen at

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Penang city council slaps stop-work order on resort owner

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) has issued a stop-work order yesterday to the owner of Lost Paradise Resort, halting any works at the retaining wall that collapsed and killed four people three days ago.  “We have also

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