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225 areas in Pahang may have toxic waste

KUANTAN, July 5 (Bernama) -- The Pahang government has identified 225 areas which may have toxic waste, said state Tourism, Environment, Plantations and Biotechnology Committee chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Sharkar Shamsudin today.

The districts of Kuantan and Jerantut possess the highest numbers at 69 and 67 respectively, followed by Cameron Highlands (28), Temerloh (26), Bentong (7), Bera (6), Pekan (6), Raub (5),  Lipis (4), Rompin (4) and Maran (3) - the spots were identified through satellite readings conducted by the Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency (MRSA). 

In this connection, Mohd Sharkar said the state government's newly established Disposal of Hazardous Waste Monitoring Committee, would be conducting inspections in all the 225 areas to follow up on the satellite readings, in cooperation with all relevant state and federal bodies. 

Established in May and headed by state secretary Datuk Seri Dr Sallehuddin Ishak, the committee is also responsible for scrutinising applications to set up new factories, re-examine existing applications, undertake spot checks and put standard operating procedures into place, in the event of a contamination incident.....

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Angkasa targets RM1 billion sales from 2,400 school cooperative by 2025 - President


By Adnan Mohamad

KOTA BHARU, July 5 (Bernama) --  The Angkatan Koperasi Kebangsaan Malaysia Berhad (Angkasa) has set a sales target of RM1 billion from more than 2,400 school cooperatives in the country by 2025.

 
 

No more archery activities in Kuantan schools


KUANTAN, July 5 (Bernama) -- Schools in this district are no longer allowed to conduct archery practice sessions in their compounds, said Kuantan District Education Officer Mohd Razali Mustafar. 

 
 

Primary industries ministry focus on strenghening country's commodity sector


KOTA BHARU, July 5 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Primary Industries will continue to strengthen the development of the commodity sector to ensure it contributes greater export earnings to the country.

 
 

No need for inquest on deaths of Kuala Koh Orang Asli - Kelantan Deputy MB


KOTA BHARU, July 4 (Bernama) --  There is no need for an inquest to determine the actual cause of  death of the 15 Orang Asli from the Batek tribe in Kuala Koh recently, said Kelantan Deputy Menteri Besar  Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah.

 
 

MFMP seek sponsorship from ministry and corporate sector


KOTA BHARU, July 4 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Professional Muai Thai Federation (MFMP) seek the co-operation of the private sector and the Youth and Sports Ministry to obtain funds to enable it to send athletes to international championships to represent the country.

 
 

Traders excited to move into Pasar Payang 2


KUALA TERENGGANU, July 4  (Bernama) -- The Pasar Payang 2, which will temporarily house traders currently operating at the Pasar Besar Kedai Payang (Pasar Payang) central market some 80 metres away as it undergoes refurbishment, is expected to open for business in mid-July. 

 
 

Another Orang Asli down with measles in Terengganu


KUALA TERENGGANU, July 4 (Bernama) -- Another Orang Asli in Terengganu has been confirmed to have contracted measles, raising to 14 the number of people in the community in the state suffering from the disease.

 
 

Shot with arrow at traffic light junction


KUANTAN, July 4 (Bernama) -- An arrow shot by a secondary school student hit the back passenger door of a car but stopped short of fully penetrating the car which was carrying four people in Jalan Berserah here yesterday.

 
 

Whoever will be KAFA president will be known on Saturday


KOTA BHARU, July 4 (Bernama) -- The puzzle on the candidate to lead the Kelantan Football Association (KAFA) in place of Bibi Ramjani Ilias Khan, who had resigned, will be known on Saturday at the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of the association.

 
 

The Red Zone maintained in Kuala Koh


KOTA BHARU, July 4 (Bernama) -- The Orang Asli settlement in Kuala Koh, Gua Musang is still declared as a Red Zone and members of the public are reminded against intruding into the area until the prohibition is withdrawn.

 
 
 

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Md Alwi quits as Kelantan opposition leader

 
     

Sultan Nazrin Shah graces opening of Sekolah Menengah Sains Tapah

 
     

Dr Mahathir, wife spark excitement at Pantai Chenang with their presence

 
     

248 receive Melaka awards, medals and honours at second investiture ceremony

 
     
 
     
 

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