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Pasir Gudang pollution incidents eye-opener on importance of environmental protection

By Nor Baizura Basri

JOHOR BAHRU, Dec 29  -- The two pollution incidents in Pasir Gudang, near here, which took place within a three-month period did not just bring about a huge impact to the affected residents, but above all, served as an eye-opener on the importance of taking care of the environment.

The chemical waste pollution in Sungai Kim Kim in March, followed by the air pollution incident three months later, had indeed raised concerns not only among the affected communities but also the relevant authorities on the standard operating procedures (SOP) pertaining to crisis management.....

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2019 saw first step towards implementation of PTMP


GEORGE TOWN, Dec 29  -- Several incidents in 2019 had put Penang at the centre of media coverage, including a landslide that killed four workers from Myanmar on June 25.

 
 

Sufficient water supply to get through drought season - Kedah Exco


ALOR SETAR, Dec 29 -- The water supply for domestic and agricultural needs in Kedah is sufficient to get through the drought season which is expected to begin soon, said state Public Works, Water Supply, Water Resources and Energy Committee chairman Zamri Yusuf.

 
 

MMEA detains three boats with 18 crew, seizes 600kg of fish


LUMUT, Dec 29 -- The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) detained three Class B local fishing boats with 18 crew and seized 600 kilogramme (kg) of fish near Sungai Belukang, Bagan Datuk, early this morning.

 
 

Body of Australian man found in capsized boat


LANGKAWI, Dec 29 -- The body of an Australian man was found trapped in a capsized boat near the Langkawi Ferry Terminal, Kuah here yesterday.

 
 

Kazakhstan-Langkawi special chartered flights will boost VMY 2020


LANGKAWI, Dec 28 -- Three special chartered flights by Kompas Tour from Almaty, Kazakhstan to Langkawi are expected to boost the Visit Malaysia Year 2020 campaign to the duty-free resort island.

 
 

13 per cent drop in dengue cases in Perlis this year


KANGAR, Dec 28 -- The number of dengue cases recorded in Perlis from January to Dec 7 this year dropped by 13.2 per cent to 276 from 318 in the same period last year, said state Health Committee chairman Teh Chai Aan.

 
 

Padang Besar MP being treated at HTF CCU


KANGAR, Dec 28 -- The Padang Besar Member of Parliament Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin was rushed to the emergency unit of the Tuanku Fauziah Hospital (HTF) after experiencing shortness of breath, early this morning.

 
 

Police tracking down Kaki Bukit armed robber  


KANGAR, Dec 28 -- Police are hunting for a local man in his 40’s, suspected of being involved in an armed robbery in Kaki Bukit on Dec 24.

 
 

"Belacan Sinar" shines abroad


ALOR SETAR, Dec 27 -- Its brand may not be well known, but the “belacan” (shrimp paste) produced by a local entrepreneur, and sold under the brand name “Sinar”, has become the choice of many Malaysian chefs in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

 
 

Amelia Mary Earhart's mural in Taiping receives MBOR recognition


TAIPING, Dec 27 -- The mural painting of Amelia Mary Earhart here has been named as the biggest outdoor three-dimensional (3D) mural in the country by the Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR).

 
 
 

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