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Resident recounts feeling sickened by bad smell

JOHOR BAHRU, March 8 (Bernama) – A homemaker living near Sungai Kim Kim where a tanker purportedly dumped chemical waste on March 6 said she started getting a bau busuk (bad smell) around 3am yesterday and thought it was coming from an out-of-order air-conditioner.

“Then I went to the kitchen because I thought the cooking gas was leaking. When I switched on the fan to disperse the smell, it just got stronger … like the odour of petrol or burning tyres,” said Echa Anak Paoh, 42, whose son, Harry Martin Anak Ebom, 17, from Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Taman Pasir Putih, was admitted to Hospital Sultan Ismail (HSI), after inhaling the pungent fumes.....

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PPR to be built in three locations to overcome housing shortage in Penang - Zuraida


SEBERANG JAYA, March 8 (Bernama) -- The Housing and Local Government Ministry is in the process of coordinating with the relevant housing agencies for the construction of the people’s housing projects (PPR)  to overcome shortage of houses in Penang.

 
 

Rojak on a tray to create a difference


KULIM, March 8 (Bernama) -- Rojak which is mixed sliced fruits and vegetables served with palm sugar dressing is not a new dish among Malaysians.  

 
 

Evicted residents block PM rep's car, demand immediate solution


GEORGE TOWN, March 7 (Bernama) -- A group of residents from Taman Manggis people’s housing project (PPR), who were recently ordered to vacate their units, tried to stop Prime Minister’s political secretary Abu Bakar Yahya from leaving Komtar, where they had their meeting, and demanding an immediate solution to the problem.

 
 

Rice millers at wit's end over Bernas' monopoly


ALOR SETAR, March 7 (Bernama) -- The Malay Rice Millers’ Association of Malaysia have urged the government to be more concerned about their operations which are now becoming increasingly ill, besides being forced to face various crises due to the monopoly of Padiberas Nasional Berhad (Bernas)  in the sector.

 
 

Policeman suffers broken leg during house demolition ops


BUTTERWORTH, March 7 (Bernama) -- A policeman suffered a broken leg while a Penang Islamic Religious Council (MAIPP) personnel was injured after being attacked by a group of five men who tried to stop the demolition of houses at Abdul Cauder wakaf land in Jalan Mengkuang here today.

 
 

NGOs ready to help replant trees in illegally cleared area


IPOH, March 7 (Bernama) -- A number of environmental NGOs are prepared to work closely with the Perak state government to replant trees as part of the conservation efforts in an area near Bukit Kledang, where the forest land had been illegally cleared.

 
 

Penang government launches gender inclusiveness policy


GEORGE TOWN, March 7 (Bernama) -- The Penang government today launched its Gender Inclusiveness Policy (DKG), the first of its kind in Malaysia, aims to reduce gender inequality and to ensure a gender-balanced environment is created within the state government.

 
 

Taiping world's third best sustainable destination


TAIPING, March 7 (Bernama) -- Taiping has once again done Perak and the nation proud when it emerged as the world’s third best city at the Sustainable Top 100 Destination Awards 2019 held at ITB Berlin, Germany yesterday.

 
 

Perfect weather for shrimp paste production


By Siti Farah Eliani Solleh

BALIK PULAU, March 7 (Bernama) – Instead of feeling stressed about the current hot weather in Penang, siblings Lo Eng Joo, 72, Eng Seng, 65, and Eng Kiat, 64, are happy because it is helping their belacan (shrimp paste) business go swimmingly.

 
 

Water supply dwindles, consume water wisely, Penang residents told


GEORGE TOWN, March 7 (Bernama) -- Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) is urging all residents to use water wisely as the water levels from the state’s primary water sources began to dwindle.

 
 
 

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Aircraft carrying Sultan Ahmad Shah's remains leaves for Kuantan

 
     

Sultan Nazrin orders flags to be flown at half-mast in Perak

 
     

Johor Sultan to personally reply Raya well-wishers

 
     

Sultan Ibrahim breaks fast with police

 
     
 
     
 

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