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Double blow for haze-choked Sri Aman folks as water plants dry up

SRI AMAN, Sept 18 — It's a double blow for some 100,000 urban folks in Sri Aman, who besides having to deal with the choking haze situation, now find themselves facing a shortage in water supply. 

Sri Aman Division Resident, Indit Bangai said all government assets have been moved to assist the people. 

“Some 80,000 face masks have been distributed, including to students and civil servants. 

“This is besides the water bombing operations to be carried out by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) to put out the fires going on between Lingga and Kampung STC,” he said after the division-level Disaster Management Committee meeting today. 

The MMEA's Bombardier planes were expected to arrive from Miri at 1pm today for a two-hour water bombing exercise in the affected areas.

Meanwhile, Sri Aman Rural Water Supply Department engineer Adzahari Baini said so far, eight of the 10 water plants in the division are facing low water levels. 

“The water plants are Bayai, Stumbin, Seduku, Lingga, LDS, Engkilili, Melugu and Pantu, all of which are at critical levels following the hot and dry weather for a month,” he said.....

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Government needs to review national poverty rate - Anwar


KOTA KINABALU, Sept 18  -- PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the government should review the poverty rate in Malaysia following the United Nations (UN) report claiming that the national poverty rate is at 15 per cent and not at 0.4 per cent as reported in 2016.

 
 

Marine Police nab 16 foreigners trying to enter Sabah


SEMPORNA, Sept 18  -- The Marine Police Force (PPM) foiled an attempt by 16 Filipinos who were attempting to sneak into the country on a pump boat in waters off Terusan Silapak near here early today. 

 
 

Yamani Hafez's entry into Bersatu strengthens PH's position further - Muhkriz


KOTA KINABALU, Sept 18  — Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (BERSATU) Deputy President Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir has welcomed Sipitang member of parliament Yamani Hafez Musa's entry into the party. 

 
 

Haze: Sarawak Disaster Management Committee ready for possible emergency


KUCHING, Sept 17 -- The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee is ready to respond, if the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading for the ongoing haze in Sri Aman breaches the 500 mark, prompting an emergency  declaration.

 
 

MA63: Anwar gives assurance to resolve issues when he becomes PM


KOTA KINABALU,  Sept 17 -- PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has pledged to resolve matters pertaining to the terms of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) when he becomes prime minister.

 
 

Don't betray the spirit of reformation - Anwar


KOTA KINABALU, Sept 17 -- PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today called on members of the party not to betray their struggle for reformation and to remain committed to their promise of bringing in a new political culture whose goal is not to justify wrongful acts.

 
 

JPBN to mobilise relevant agencies to tackle haze in Sri Aman


KUCHING,  Sept 17 -- Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) will mobilise all relevant agencies to tackle the haze problem after Sri Aman’s air quality reached the hazardous level of 397 at 9 pm.

 
 

Government steps up preparations to address worsening haze - Wan Azizah


MUKAH (Sarawak), Sept 17 -- The government is stepping up its preparations in addressing the worsening haze in the country, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today.

 
 

Dr Mahathir returns to Kuala Lumpur


Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, accompanied by wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali, returned to the federal capital from Terminal Two, Kota Kinabalu International Airport here after a one-day working visit to Sabah.

 
 

Anwar welcomes support from USBO


KOTA BELUD, Sept 17 -- PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he welcomed the support given by the United Sabah Bumis Organisation (USBO) towards his leadership.

 
 
 

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10 per cent toll discount on second Penang Bridge for CNY

 
     

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