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Penang gets international recognition as a smoke-free state

GEORGE TOWN, 20 Nov (Bernama) -- The Penang government’s efforts to make the state smoke-free through its Smoke-Free Penang Campaign (PENBAR) has gained international recognition.


Ipoh Old Town stakeholders up in arms over construction of 14-storey hotel

IPOH, Nov 20 (Bernama) -- About 100 stakeholders of Ipoh Old Town here submitted a memorandum opposing the changes to the plot ratio and height of a building on a plot of land in the area which had been gazetted by the Ipoh City Council under its Ipoh Special Area-Tin Ore Heritage Town Draft Plan 2020 (RKK).


Pulai Chondong villagers fear water source contaminated

MACHANG, Nov 20 (Bernama) -- Over 2,000 residents in three villages near Pulai Chondong here are worried that the spring water which had been their source of water supply for the past 30 years, is no longer safe as the water has been polluted.


Upsound to delve into taxi, e-hailing drivers conflict

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 (Bernama) -- Bernama News Channel through the latest UPSOUND programme, will delve into the conflict involving taxi and e-hailing drivers.


Malaysia-Thailand want best solution to southern Thai conflict - Mohamad Sabu

BANGKOK, Nov  20 (Bernama) -- Malaysian  Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu who arrived here today for his first official visit to Thailand said both countries were looking for the best way to resolve the conflict in southern Thailand.


Malaysian aid mission focuses on isolated interior areas in Sulawesi

From Amirul Mohd Sajadi

PALU CITY (Sulawesi), Nov 20 (Bernama) -- A Malaysian aid mission to Sulawesi is focusing on the interior areas isolated following the earthquake and tsunami on Sept 28.


Flood victims complain of recurring floods

ALOR GAJAH, Nov 20 (Bernama) -- “I’m tired of cleaning the house. This is the third time my house has been flooded. Now we have to go through this painful experience again,” bemoaned a flash flood victim in Kampung Gadek, here today.