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There are laws to act against errant companies, says MP
PETALING JAYA: There is already a provision under current legislation for the government to act against Malaysian companies found to have contributed to the haze even if they are operating in other co...
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Use existing law to go after haze culprits, MP says
PETALING JAYA: Klang MP Charles Santiago today suggested that the government utilise an existing piece of legislation to go after companies responsible for the haze that has blanketed the country for ...
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Total, Eni stake new claim in Cyprus gas and oil search
NICOSIA (Cyprus), Sept 18 — Energy giants Total and Eni have joined forces to explore and exploit another oil and gas block up for grabs offshore from Cyprus, Cypriot authorities said today.
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Police ready to assist DoE to curb open burning: IGP
PUTRAJAYA: Police is ready to assist the Department of Environment (DoE) if there are requests to curb open burning activity in the country, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador ...
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Police ready to assist DoE to curb open burning — IGP
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 18): Police is ready to assist the Department of Environment (DoE) if there are requests to curb open burning activity in the country, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Ha...
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Police ready to assist DOE to curb open burning: IGP
The police are ready to assist the Department of Environment (DoE) if there are requests to curb open burning activities in the country.
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In Ethiopia, busted VW Beetles 'pimped out' for hip youth
Teshome with his pimped Beetle in Addis Ababa.
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PAS sets up committee to draft action plan for pact with Umno
PETALING JAYA: PAS has set up a special committee to draft a National Action Solidarity Plan to realise national unity (muafakat nasional) through the charter it signed...
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Malaysia lacks will to exercise anti-pollution legislation: Environmentalist
PETALING JAYA: A law to take local companies to court for causing pollution abroad will be effective only if it is properly enforced, carries a deterrent sentence and there is a change in mindset, acc...
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Will Umno-PAS pact create 2 Malaysias?
It is significant that as we celebrate 56 years of being Malaysia and 62 years of Merdeka, a significant political shift is taking shape.
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Is regional environmentalism not fully appreciated under Asean agreement? — Roger Chan
SEPTEMBER 17 — The current haze has reached dangerous levels in some parts of the country.
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Habibie: A reformer and a democrat
Although some believed he was betrayed by his own party, he was a gentleman politician unfazed by all the lobbying and jostling around him.
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‘Shipbuilding regarded as a key contributor to Sarawak’s economy
Malcolm (front, third left) and SSA president Ngieng Ping Sing on his left jointly lead the cake-cutting ceremony.
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The life and legacy of BJ Habibie
HE was a quintessential product of Suharto’s “New Order”. He had been a loyal two decade-long Cabinet minister and a much promoted, admired and protected protégé.
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PAS to include Umno in Kelantan and Terengganu govts
KUALA LUMPUR: New political bedfellows Umno and PAS will be administering Kelantan and Terengganu together.
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Thousands witness signing of pact at PWTC
KUALA LUMPUR: The political cooperation between Umno and PAS has now been made official with the signing of a joint charter at a mega gathering attended by thousands of supporters from both parties.
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Umno-PAS - a dangerous dagger pointed at the heart of Malaysia
COMMENT | Malays, Muslims, even an all-male elite, are all entitled to form a coalition.
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Coalition of collusion heading for a confrontation: The new normal
COMMENTARY, Sept 14 — Malays, Muslim, even an all Male elites, are all entitled to form a coalition.
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Hadi: We have plans to include Umno in Terengganu and Kelantan
KUALA LUMPUR: PAS has plans to include its new political ally Umno in the two states - Terengganu and Kelantan - that it currently governs.
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Political foes-turned-friends Umno, PAS sign historic pact
KUALA LUMPUR: The joint charter between Umno and PAS has been signed, marking the official political cooperation between the two largest Malay-based...
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Our squandered oil fund could have been our pension fund
The Malaysian government is pointing to our near-empty national coffers as a justification for not paying pensions to our civil servants.
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‘Umno-PAS charter to honour the glory days of Islamic rule’
KUALA LUMPUR: The signing of the Umno-PAS charter tomorrow does not only mark a new dawn and political direction for the two largest Malay-Muslim political parties, but it is also to honour the glory ...
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Authorities urged to act against big companies over haze
PETALING JAYA: Environmentalists are demanding for “heads to roll”, calling on Bursa Malaysia and the Indonesian government to take legal action against local public-listed companies named by Indo...
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Cloud seeding for areas with more than 200 API in Selangor
SHAH ALAM (Sept 13): The Selangor government has decided to conduct cloud seeding operations in haze affected areas with the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading exceeding 200 which is at very unhealthy ...
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Our squandered oil fund could have been our pension fund
LETTER | The Malaysian government is pointing to our near-empty national coffers as a justification for not paying pensions to our civil servants.
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Haze: Cloud seeding for areas with more than 200 API in Selangor
SHAH ALAM (Sept 13): The Selangor government has decided to conduct cloud seeding operations in haze affected areas with the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading exceeding 200, which is a very unhealthy ...
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Cloud seeding for areas with API reading more than 200 in S’gor
SHAH ALAM: The Selangor government has decided to conduct cloud seeding operations in haze affected areas with the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading exceeding 200 which is at very unhealthy level.
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Cloud seeding for areas with more than 200 API in Selangor, says rep
SHAH ALAM, Sept 13 — The Selangor government has decided to conduct cloud seeding operations in haze affected areas with the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading exceeding 200 which is at very unhealth...
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SUPP stakes claim on Dudong seat
Dr Wong (left) and Tian (fifth left) with others at the press conference.
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Plastic recycling plant fined RM80,000 for polluting water, air
SHAH ALAM: A plastic recycling plant was fined RM80,000 by the sessions court here today on four charges of operating without approval and polluting the environment last March.
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DoE bans open burning in Malaysia due to haze
PUTRAJAYA: The Department of Environment (DoE) has imposed a ban on open burning in the whole country except for cremation, religious purposes, grilling/barbecue and flaring until the end of the South...
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DOE bans open burning in Malaysia due to haze
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 11): The Department of Environment (DoE) has imposed a ban on open burning in the whole country except for cremation, religious purposes, grilling/barbecue and flaring until the end of...
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DoE bans open burning in Malaysia due to haze
Norlin Jaafar – Bernama file photo PUTRAJAYA: The Department of Environment (DoE) has imposed a ban on open burning in the whole country except for cremation, religious purposes, grilling/barbecue ...
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DOE bans open burning due to haze
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The Department of Environment (DOE) has imposed a ban on open burning in the whole country except for cremation, religious purposes...
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Environment Dept bans open burning due to haze
The Environment Department has imposed a ban on open burning in the whole country, except for cremation, religious purposes, barbecues and flaring until the end of the South-West Monsoon period.
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Nationwide ban on open burning as haze worsens
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 11 — Authorities have prohibited all forms of open burning except cremations and religious rituals with immediate effect in an attempt to reduce the harmful effects of the haze.
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The challenges Brexit poses to Britain’s economy
LONDON, Sept 10 — British unemployment has hit a 45-year low, official data showed today, but the economy still risks falling into a deep recession due to the turmoil created by Brexit.
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US House panel to consider formalising Trump impeachment probe
The Democratic-led US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee said on Monday it will consider steps this week to formalise an investigation that could lead to the impeachment of President Donald ...
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We need everyone in environmental conservation – deputy minister
Munirah (centre) presenting a souvenir to one of the participants of the Train of Trainers and Workshop to Improve Environment Awareness Camp.
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Putrajaya to send diplomatic note to Indonesia as haze worsens in Sarawak
KUCHING: Putrajaya will send a diplomatic note to Jakarta requesting action be taken to put out raging forest fires in Indonesia, as smoke pollution worsens in several parts of Sarawak.
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Stop open burning or face hefty fine, jail term
MIRI: A fine of up to RM500,000 and a jail sentence will be imposed for open burning offences which are still in force following the hot and dry weather.
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‘Perpetrators of open burning face heavy compound, jail’
Miri Civil Defence Force personnel lend a helping hand in an operation to douse peat soil fire near Miri Industrial Training Institute in Kuala Baram last month.
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Miri Civil Defence Force: Stop open burning or face hefty fine, jail time
MIRI, Sept 5 — A fine of up to RM500,000 and a jail sentence will be imposed for open burning offences which are still in force following the hot and dry weather.
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Exit Malaysia, GPS urged after data on Sarawak oil and gas reserves denied
KUCHING: Petronas has no right to keep the Sarawak government in the dark about the amount of oil and gas reserves in Sarawak, Parti Bumi Kenyalang president Voon Lee Shan said.
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Environment Dept issues stop-work order for MRR2 project over mud floods
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — An ongoing tiered highway project on the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) was ordered to stop by the Department of Environment (DoE) yesterday for failing to overcome the problems of...
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Unity in diversity
In a triple celebration, Petronas unveils its National and Malaysia Day webfilm UNI
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STAR president warns Sarawak CM not to accept any of federal govt's oil and gas proposals
KUCHING, Aug 22 — Sarawak Reform Party (STAR) president Lina Soo today cautioned Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg not to accept any proposal related to oil and gas raised in his meet...
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N Sembilan DOE raids three factories following complaints
SEREMBAN (Aug 22): The Department of Environment (DOE) conducted a raid on three factories in Seremban today, after residents of Taman Paroi Jaya, Taman Panchor Jaya and Ampangan complained of odour p...
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N. Sembilan DOE raids three factories following complaints
SEREMBAN: The Department of Environment (DOE) conducted a raid on three factories in Seremban today, after residents of Taman Paroi Jaya, Taman Panchor Jaya and Ampangan complained of odour pollution.
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N Sembilan DOE raids three factories following complaints
SEREMBAN (Aug 21): The Department of Environment (DOE) conducted a raid on three factories in Seremban today, after residents of Taman Paroi Jaya, Taman Panchor Jaya and Ampangan complained of odour p...
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Mahathir attends Petronas celebratory concert
KUALA LUMPUR: Petronas put on a rousing concert attended by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad here last night as part of celebratory events lined up to mark its 45th anniversary.
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Johor DOE to assess water quality at Sg Daing following Sg Kopok pollution
JOHOR BARU: The Johor Department of Environment (DOE) will conduct a quality assessment of water samples taken from Sg Daing, following the pollution at Sg Kopok in Pasir Gudang.
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Dr M attends Petronas' 45th anniversary celebratory concert
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — Petronas put on a rousing concert attended by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad here tonight as part of celebratory events lined up to mark its 45th anniversary.
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Johor DOE to assess water quality at Sg Daing following Sg Kopok pollution
JOHOR BARU, Aug 17 — The Johor Department of Environment (DOE) will conduct a quality assessment of water samples taken from Sg Daing following the pollution at Sg Kopok in Pasir Gudang.
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SPAN floats protection idea
PETALING JAYA: The National Water Services Commission (SPAN) has proposed a National River Protection Authority to oversee all the rivers in the country.
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Air quality continues to worsen in Sarawak due to severe haze
PETALING JAYA: Air quality in several parts of the country continues to deteriorate as severe haze envelops many areas, especially Sarawak.
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Plans activated to fight haze
KUALA LUMPUR: The National Open Burning Action Plan and the National Haze Action Plan have been activated to coordinate measures by government agencies in addressing open burning and the haze in the country.
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DoE activates two action plans to address haze
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): The Department of Environment (DoE) has activated the National Open Burning Action Plan and the National Haze Action Plan to coordinate measures by government agencies in addres...
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DOE activates two action plans to address haze
KUALA LUMPUR: The Department of Environment (DoE) has activated the National Open Burning Action Plan and the National Haze Action Plan to coordinate measures by government agencies in addressing open...
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DoE activates two action plans to address haze
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): The Department of Environment (DoE) has activated the National Open Burning Action Plan and the National Haze Action Plan to coordinate measures by government agencies in addres...
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DoE activates two action plans to address haze
Haze envelops Miri city as seen from Canada Hill in Miri on Sunday.
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DOE activates two action plans to address haze problem
The Department of Environment (DoE) has activated the National Open Burning Action Plan and the National Haze Action Plan to coordinate measures by government agencies in addressing open burning and t...
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Environment Dept activates two action plans to tackle haze in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 — The Department of Environment (DoE) has activated the National Open Burning Action Plan and the National Haze Action Plan to coordinate measures by government agencies in addr...
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Oil palm waste dump site in Pajam is illegal, says state exco
An investigation by the state Department of Environment (DOE) found that a site where oil palm wastes are disposed of at the Suria Residences, Perdana College Heights in Pajam, Negeri Sembilan, is an ...
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Kedah stops operations of 61 plastic recycling factories
ALOR SETAR (Aug 7): The Kedah State Assembly yesterday was told that the operations of 61 plastics recycling factories in the state were stopped from June last year to July 15.
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Kedah stops operations of 61 plastic recycling factories
ALOR STAR: The Kedah State Assembly today was told that the operations of 61 plastics recycling factories in the state were stopped from June last year to July 15.
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Warning against open burning
KUALA LUMPUR: Air quality in Kemaman, Terengganu was recorded as unhealthy at 8am today.
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Haze hits Malaysia, no area records ‘good’ air quality
PETALING JAYA: The air quality in Indera Mahkota, Pahang, has reached the “unhealthy” level because of peat fires in Pekan, some 50km away, as haze continues to hit the country, The Department of ...
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Air quality levels generally at moderate levels
KUALA LUMPUR: Air quality in Kemaman, Terengganu was recorded as unhealthy at 8am this morning.
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112 drums filled with unidentified liquid found near creek in Hulu Selangor
SHAH ALAM (Aug 5): A total of 112 drums filled with unidentified liquid were found near an unnamed creek at an Orang Asli settlement along Sungai Jang, Kerling, Hulu Selangor near here, Saturday.
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Kelantan DoE: Stop open burning to keep haze down
KOTA BARU: The Department of Environment (DoE) in Kelantan, concerned about the haze situation in the state, has advised the public not to carry out open burning.
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Coffee Break: Those were the days
Did you read about the lady who was killed by her metal straw?
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112 drums filled with unidentified liquid found near creek in Hulu Selangor
SHAH ALAM: A total of 112 drums filled with unidentified liquid were found near an unnamed creek at an Orang Asli settlement along Sungai Jang, Kerling, Hulu Selangor near here, Saturday.
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112 drums of unknown liquid found near Hulu Selangor creek
SHAH ALAM: A total of 112 drums filled with an unidentified liquid were found near an unnamed creek in an Orang Asli settlement along Sungai Jang, Kerling in Hulu Selangor near here on Saturday.
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Kelantan DoE: Stop open burning to keep haze down
KOTA BHARU (Aug 5): The Department of Environment (DOE) in Kelantan, concerned about the haze situation in the state, has advised the public not to carry out open burning.
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112 drums filled with unidentified liquid found near creek in Hulu Selangor
SHAH ALAM (Aug 5): A total of 112 drums filled with unidentified liquid were found near an unnamed creek at an Orang Asli settlement along Sungai Jang, Kerling, Hulu Selangor near here, Saturday.
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112 drums of unidentified liquid found in Hulu Selangor
A total of 112 drums filled with an unidentified liquid were found near a creek at an Orang Asli settlement along Sungai Jang, Hulu Selangor on Saturday.
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Advice not to engage unlicensed pest control operators
Liaw SANDAKAN: Concerned homeowners in the district recently raised the alarm on the presence of increasing numbers of Unlicensed Pest Control Operators (PCO) in Sandakan.
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Haze set to worsen
PETALING JAYA: The Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry has warned that the haze could get worse with forest fires reported in several areas of Indonesia.
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Sabah Parks launches scuba diving club towards protecting marine life
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Parks today launched a scuba diving club known as Sparks Divers Club as an initiative towards conserving marine life and coral reefs in all protected marine parks.
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Rejecting ‘Sarawak for Sarawakians’ as a clarion call, Abdul Karim says there’s no ‘ketuanan’ in the state
Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah – File photo KUCHING: Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah has dismissed ‘Sarawak for Sarawakians’ as the state’s clarion call, adding further that there was no “...
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After Johor pollution disasters, state DoE presses Putrajaya to review environment protection law
KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — The federal government must amend the Environmental Quality Act 1974 as it is “inadequate” to handle modern-day pollution issues, said Johor’s Department of Environment...
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Yoursay: How on earth can mining be 'sustainable'?
YOURSAY | 'Wong Tack is right to call the bluff of the natural resources minister.' Don't mislead public by talking about 'sustainable' rare earth mining Mission Accomplished: Yes, Bentong MP Wong Tac...
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Integrated agencies meet on Sunday to discuss solution to river pollution in...
JOHOR BAHRU (July 24): Continued integrated efforts among the relevant agencies in overcoming the issue of pollution of rivers in the state are among issues to be discussed at the meeting of the State...
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Integrated agencies meet on Sunday to discuss solution to Johor’s river pollution
JOHOR BAHRU (July 24): Continued integrated efforts among the relevant agencies in overcoming the issue of pollution of rivers in the state are among issues to be discussed at the meeting of the State...
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Integrated agencies to meet on Sunday to discuss solution to river pollution
JOHOR BARU: Continued integrated efforts among the relevant agencies in overcoming the issue of pollution of rivers in the state are among issues to be discussed at the meeting of the State Permanent ...
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PSM crosses 20-year hurdle
COMMENT | It was May 1, 1998.
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Give Sarawak back its dues under MA63, group tells Putrajaya
KUCHING, July 22 — The Sarawak Association of People’s Aspirations today reminded the federal government of the state’s full constitutional rights nearly 60 years after the signing of the Malays...
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Zaiedi Suhaili takes oath as senator for second term
KUALA LUMPUR: Dr Zaiedi Suhaili took the oath of office as a senator for the second term at the Dewan Negara today.
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Call to make water polluters pay compensation
PETALING JAYA: Water polluters should be made to must compensate consumers and supply operators for the inconvenience of water cut and loss of income, the Association of Water and Energy Research Mala...
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Solid waste recycling company in Sungai Kandis fined RM80,000
SHAH ALAM: A solid waste recycling company was fined RM80,000, in default 44-months jail, by the sessions court here yesterday after being found guilty of building a furnace without permission and pol...
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Malaysia to consider Kuwait parliament as one of its benchmarks
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia, in the process of upgrading its parliamentary system, intends to make Kuwait’s parliamentary system as one of its latest benchmarks, said Deputy Dewan Rakyat (lower house of ...
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Dewan Rakyat to make Kuwaiti system a benchmark for improvement
Malaysia intends to make Kuwait's parliamentary system as one of its benchmarks, Deputy Dewan Rakyat speaker Rashid Hasnon said today.
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RM30mil Sg Kim Kim lawsuits filed
JOHOR BARU: Two groups have filed lawsuits amounting to RM30mil against the state and federal governments as well as 10 other parties over the Sungai Kim Kim pollution incident.
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Assuring availability and affordability of rice
IT was near the Chinese New Year festivities when Siu Li went on her usual last-minute shopping for food and groceries at several hypermarkets, in order to celebrate with her small family and visitors for the week.
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Pollution suspected in Sungai Kayu Ara mass fish deaths — exco
SHAH ALAM (July 15): Sewage waste water from the Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd (IWK) plant is believed to be the source of contamination behind the discovery of hundreds of dead fish in Sungai Kayu A...
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Pollution suspected in Sungai Kayu Ara mass fish deaths
SHAH ALAM (Bernama): Sewage waste water from the Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd (IWK) plant is believed to be the source of contamination behind the discovery of hundreds of dead fish in Sungai Kayu Ara, Petaling Jaya near here on Saturday (July 13).
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DOE suspends Segamat factory's operating permit for pollution
JOHOR BAHRU (July 12): The operating permit of a factory carrying out metal and e-waste recycling activities in Industrial Area 2, near Segamat, was suspended immediately today after it was found to h...
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DOE suspends Segamat factory’s operating permit for pollutions
JOHOR BARU: The operating permit of a factory carrying out metal and e-waste recycling activities in the Industrial Area 2, near Segamat was suspended immediately yesterday after it was found to have ...
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Johor DOE suspends Segamat factory's operating permit for pollution
The operating permit of a factory carrying out metal and e-waste recycling activities in the Industrial Area 2, near Segamat, Johor was suspended immediately today after it was found to have caused ai...
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