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No arson reports on Gelang Patah fire so far - Johor cops

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Aug 29 -- There have been no police reports received on arson being responsible for the ongoing forest fire in Kampung Pekajang near Gelang Patah, Johor deputy police chief Datuk Shafie Ismail said. 

Shafie, however, said that police will look into all angles in connection with the fire, which has been blazing in a 16-hectare forested area. 

“No reports on arson so far but we will look at all angles. We understand that the areas affected are of peat soil and easily flammable during the hot and dry season,” he said after launching the Johor CPO and Iskandar Puteri community chat session programme in Kampung Pendas Laut here today. 

The Johor Fire and Rescue Department has so far doused 75 per cent of the forest fire.

A total of 140 firemen along with personnel from other agencies have been working round the clock to douse the fire since Aug 21.....

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Puspen residents wants real 'independence' from drugs


MELAKA, Aug 29 -- While, Malaysians celebrate independence with great pride and gratitude, inmates from Tiang Dua drug rehabilitation centre (Puspen) here sees the true meaning of independence as to overcome the drug addiction.

 
 

Fire Dept puts out 75% of Johor forest fire


JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 29 -- The Johor Fire and Rescue Department has so far doused 75 per cent of a 16-hectare forest fire along Jalan Tanjung Kupang near Gelang Patah.

 
 

73 years on, Tok Amir still despise communists


BATU PAHAT,  Aug 29   -- Suffering from excruciating pain for over a month due to stray bullet from the communist guerrilla while playing with his friends 73 years ago, has caused 82-year-old Amir Saryi to develop such hatred and full of disgust whenever he heard people mentioned the word ‘communist’ or ‘Bintang Tiga’ until today.

 
 

Free breakfast programme seen as a godsend to primary schools


MELAKA, Aug 29  -- A thin Year Two schoolboy watched as pupils rushed to the canteen to buy food and drinks during the recess at his school.

 
 

Inculcating patriotism in young children


JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 29 -- Instilling good values such as patriotism at young age. With that in mind, a child nursery here has taken its own initiative to inculcate the spirit of love for the country into the lives of young children under its care.

 
 

Communist ambush still a vivid memory for retired soldier


By Nor Baizura Basri

PONTIAN, Aug 29  -- The memory of how five of his brothers in arms lost their lives in a communist terrorist ambush 48 years ago in Sarawak, still evokes feelings of emotion in 72-year-old retired Staff Sergeant Ahmad Ibrahim.

 
 

HSBB facilities to cover 16,000 Melaka premises next year


High-speed broadband Internet (HSBB) facilities will be expanded to 16,000 premises in the state through the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) pilot project scheduled for the first quarter of next year.

 
 

Foul stench at SK Taman Pasir Putih believed to be from sewage treatment plant


The foul stench which caused a number of students at the SK Taman Pasir Putih near Pasir Gudang to experience vomitting, shortness of breath and dizziness today, is believed to have originated from a nearby Sewage Treatment Plant.

 
 

TMJ wants Sultan Ibrahim Larkin Stadium to be the best in Southeast Asia


A high-quality pitch and world-class facilities are two key elements emphasised by Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) football club owner, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim in making Sultan Ibrahim Larkin Stadium the best stadium in Southeast Asia.

 
 

Eight roads, Simpang Rantai roundabout in Batu Pahat closed this Saturday


Eight roads and the Simpang Rantai roundabout in the area, will be closed to give way to the National Day parade that will take place this Saturday.

 
 
 

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Ex-soldier turns down communists' lucrative offer for love of country

 
     

Cloud seeding in Penang: up to Federal Government to decide, says CM

 
     
 
     
 

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