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Bernas Kembara squads traversing Malaysia to promote unity, rice
KUALA LUMPUR: In conjunction with the country’s 62nd National Day celebration, Padiberas Nasional Berhad (Bernas) yesterday launched its Kembara Squad tour series to promote the spirit of unity betw...
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Kelantan lauds PM's idea of consolidating padi fields
The Kelantan government has lauded Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's idea of consolidating padi field operations in the country.
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BMW Is Hosting A Nationwide Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales Event This Weekend
BMW Group Malaysia today announced that it will be hosting the 2019 BMW Premium Selection Fair from the 13th to 15th of September at the Bukit Jalil Stadium.
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Retract ‘kafir’ label on Umno, PAS told
PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has thrown a spanner in the works on the proposed signing of a formal political pact between opposition parties Umno and PAS on Saturday.
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Padi estates for better yield
ALOR SETAR: Padi farmers can rise out of poverty if they are prepared to accept the idea of consolidating their smallholdings and operating them as estates, Tun Dr...
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Mahathir on political pact: PAS once called UMNO a 'party of infidels'
ALOR SETAR, Kedah: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has poured cold water on the formal political cooperation between two Malay-based opposition parties United Malays National Organisation (U...
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Dr M: PAS must first retract accusation of Umno as party of ‘infidels’ before sealing alliance
ALOR SETAR, Sept 10 ― Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has thrown a spanner in the works on the proposed signing of a formal political pact between the opposition parties of Umno and PAS on Saturday.
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Dr M: PAS should retract 'kafir' label before working with Umno
Dr Mahathir Mohamad has thrown a spanner in the works on the proposed signing of a formal political pact between the opposition parties of Umno and PAS on Saturday.
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Dr M throws spanner in the works of proposed Umno-PAS charter
ALOR SETAR: Dr Mahathir Mohamad has thrown a spanner in the works on the proposed signing of a formal political pact between the opposition parties Umno and PAS on Saturday.
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Mahathir throws spanner in the works on proposed Umno-PAS charter
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad – Bernama file photo ALOR SETAR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has thrown a spanner in the works on the proposed signing of a formal political pact between the opposition parties ...
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Amalgamation of padi smallholdings into estates can eliminate poverty among farmers – Mahathir
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad – Bernama file photo ALOR SETAR: Padi farmers can emerge from poverty only if they are prepared to accept the idea of consolidating their paddy smallholdings and operating t...
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Gov't mulls expert's views on large-scale padi cultivation
The government has heard the views of a former head of a plantation company which can serve as the framework to implement large-scale padi cultivation, Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
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Dr M: Merging paddy smallholdings into estates can eliminate poverty among farmers
ALOR SETAR, Sept 10 ― Padi farmers can emerge from poverty only if they are prepared to accept the idea of consolidating their paddy smallholdings and operating them as estates, Tun Dr Mahathir Moha...
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Haze worsens in peninsula; Johor on alert for UPSR disruptions
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 — Air pollution in the peninsula has increased this week, with major sites in several states reaching unhealthy levels officially.
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Ex-gangster tells of his path to Islam
ALOR SETAR (Bernama): A former triad member never imagined that a brief encounter with a stranger named Adam would open the way and eventually his heart to...
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Baby found in surau is the third dumping case in Kedah
KUBANG PASU: Yet another newborn is found dumped in Kedah.
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Under the influence
Peer pressure is still the top reason why people become drug addicts in Malaysia. With plans to decriminalise drug addiction on the cards, society can do their part by being...
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Reject boycott campaign, buy Malaysian instead, says Guan Eng
ALOR SETAR: The public should reject the campaign to boycott products of non-Muslims or Bumiputeras and should prioritise buying Malaysian goods.
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Guan Eng: Reject boycott campaign, buy Malaysian instead
ALOR SETAR, Sept 7 — The people should reject the campaign to boycott products of non-Muslims or Bumiputeras and should prioritise buying Malaysian goods.
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Kedah expects to draw more investments from China, says MB
ALOR SETAR, Sept 7 — With strong economic ties with China, Kedah expects to draw more investments from the country, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir.
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Malays need to change attitude, seize work opportunities – Dr Mahathir
Dr Mahathir Mohamad KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has reminded the Malays that they cannot consider themselves the master in their own country if they are poor and continue to depend on the s...
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Malaysian Malays need to change attitude, seize work opportunities: PM Mahathir
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday (Sep 6) reminded Malaysian Malays of the importance of hard work for success and to seize job opportunities.
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Merdeka: Where is Malaysia at 62?
ON National Day 2019, my mother sang Negaraku twice.
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Kedah hopes Federal Govt will review previous Govt's policies
ALOR SETAR (Sept 4): The Kedah State Government hopes the Federal Government will consider reviewing the policies of the previous Government towards assisting States with low incomes but burdened with...
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Kedah hopes federal govt will review previous govt’s policies, says MB
ALOR SETAR, Sept 4 — The Kedah state government hopes the federal government will consider reviewing the policies of the previous government towards assisting states with low incomes but burdened wi...
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Girl’s university dream realised after story of family hardship goes viral
KUALA NERUS, Sept 3 — A poor girl’s dream of going to university has come true — thanks to various parties who extended her financial aid after reading her family’s sad story on social media.
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Approval could be revoked if land premium payments remain unpaid - Mukhriz
ALOR SETAR (Sept 3): A total of RM251 million of land premium payments is yet to be paid by developers, government-linked companies and government agencies in the state until now, said Kedah Menteri...
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Ministry to introduce star rating for workers’ unions displaying good governance
PUTRAJAYA: The Human Resource Ministry will introduce star rating for workers’ unions that show good governance and constantly improve service quality.
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Kulasegaran: Ministry to introduce star rating for workers’ unions displaying good governance
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 3 — The Human Resource Ministry will introduce star rating for workers’ unions that show good governance and constantly improve service quality.
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Das WeltAuto Launched at Volkswagen Fest 2019
In conjunction with the third annual Volkswagen Fest, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) launched Das WeltAuto, Volkswagen’s global used car programme that offers customers certified used ca...
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School for autistic children to open in Langkawi
Parents of children with autism in Langkawi can breathe a sigh of relief when a special school to be run by the National Autism Society of Malaysia (Nasom) opens on the island in December.
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No overnight success for instant noodles producer
THE resolve to escape poverty has prompted an undergraduate majoring in accounting to drop out of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and plunge into business.
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Aug 31 newborns steal the limelight
KUALA LUMPUR: Each year, Aug 31 is not only synonymous with the excitement of the National Day celebrations, but is also a memorable day for parents welcoming their babies.
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More than 40 excavator operators join Merdeka convoy
JITRA, Aug 31 — Not to be left behind in the National Day celebrations today, more than 40 excavator drivers here marked the occasion by organising a convoy of the heavy machinery.
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Volkswagen Malaysia launches used car programme
KUALA LUMPUR: Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) today launched Das WeltAuto, Volkswagen’s global used car programme that offers customers certified used cars they can trust.
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Vivian's visit to Kedah first of many trips to Malaysian states
Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan yesterday embarked on the first of many trips to engage Malaysia's leaders at the state level, kicking off with a visit to the northern state of Kedah.
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Important for Singapore, Malaysia leaders to develop trust to achieve win-win outcomes: Balakrishnan
ALOR SETAR, Kedah: Leaders from Singapore and Malaysia need to develop personal ties to achieve win-win outcomes and forge a positive relationship between both countries, Minister of Foreign Affair...
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Vivian Balakrishnan's visit to Kedah first of many trips to Malaysian states
ALOR SETAR - Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Thursday (Aug 29) embarked on the first of many trips to engage Malaysia's leaders at the state level, kicking off with a visit to the ...
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Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the rise of Pakatan Harapan ― Pannir Selvam
AUGUST 29 ― Reading and learning about our nation’s history has led my curiosity to read about the political leader that shaped the nation.
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Dr M and the rise of Harapan
COMMENT | Reading and learning about our nation’s history has led my curiosity to read about the political leader that shaped the nation.
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Almost 3,000 unapproved copies of the Quran, muqaddam seized in Kedah
ALOR SETAR, Aug 28 — A total of 2,996 copies of the Quran and muqaddam (recital guide) worth RM65,382 were seized by the Enforcement and Control Division of the Home Ministry (MOHA) in Kedah through...
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Mercedes-Benz Malaysia unveils new retail branding at Cycle & Carriage Bintang Mutiara Damansara
Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) today unveiled its new branding in the country with the official launch of the revamped Cycle & Carriage Bintang Mutiara Damansara Autohaus.
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MMEA rescues nine people in two separate incidents off Kuala Kedah
ALOR SETAR (Bernama): The Kuala Kedah Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) rescued nine people in two separate incidents in waters off Kuala Kedah when their boats were damaged and nearly capsized due to bad weather on Saturday (Aug 24).
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Mukhriz heads honours list
ALOR SETAR: Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir heads the list of recipients of the state awards and medals in conjunction with the 77th birthday of the Kedah Ruler...
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Grants only for truly qualified entrepreneurs, says Redzuan
ALOR SETAR: The government continues to give grants to Bumiputera entrepreneurs but such assistance would only be given to those truly qualified, said entrepreneur development minister Mohd Redzuan Yu...
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Bumi entrepreneurship grants only for those qualified - minister
The government, through the Entrepreneur Development Ministry, continues to give grants to bumiputra entrepreneurs, but the assistance would only be given to those in the target group who are truly qu...
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Mukhriz heads list of state award recipients
ALOR SETAR, Aug 25 — Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir heads a list of recipients of the state awards and medals in conjunction with the 77th birthday of the Sultan of Kedah Al...
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Wan Azizah: Convicted paedophile registry will be updated
ALOR SETAR (Bernama): Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the registry of convicted paedophiles in the country will be updated in a...
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DPM: Child sex offenders’ registry will be updated
ALOR SETAR, Aug 25 — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today said the registry of convicted paedophiles in the country will be updated in a comprehensive manner soon.
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Convicted paedophile registry will be updated – Wan Azizah
Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail – Bernama file photo ALOR SETAR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today said the registry of convicted paedophiles in the country will b...
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Registry of paedophiles will be updated - Wan Azizah
Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (above) today said the registry of convicted paedophiles in the country will be updated in a comprehensive manner soon.
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Wan Azizah defends Nur Fitri’s right to study here
ALOR SETAR: Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin, 27, found guilty of possessing more than 30,000 images and pornographic videos of children in London can contin...
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Child porn ex-convict can pursue his studies here - DPM
Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin, 27, found guilty in London of possessing more than 30,000 images and pornographic videos of children can continue his studi...
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Mohammadin: Irish teen Nora’s tragedy won’t affect tourist arrivals to Malaysia
ALOR SETAR, Aug 24 — Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture today expressed confidence that the tragedy involving the 15-year-old Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin will not affect the number of touris...
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Two die, four injured in five-vehicle collision in Kulim
ALOR SETAR, Aug 23 — Two were killed while four including two children were injured in a collision involving five vehicles along Jalan Padang Serai heading to Tasek Gelugor, Kulim, earlier today.
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Special body for electoral redelineation proposed
ALOR SETAR: The Electoral Reform Committee will propose the setting up of a special commission to carry out redelineation of electoral boundaries in this country.
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More women willing to join extremist groups
ALOR SETAR: Police believe that more women are now willing to join terrorist groups and even agree to become suicide bombers.
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Rehabilitation likely for 13-year-old
ALOR SETAR: A 13-year-old boy found to be addicted to methamphetamine is expected to undergo two years of advocacy and guidance provided by the National Anti-Drugs Agency (AADK).
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Terror duo used Sabah as transit point
ALOR SETAR: The Indonesian husband and wife suicide bombers, who killed 23 people in the Jolo cathedral bombing in January, used Sabah as a transit point to slip into southern Philippines.
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Proposed formation of special commission for redelineation of electoral...
ALOR SETAR (Aug 21): The Electoral Reform Committee (ERC) will propose to the Government the setting up of a special commission to carry out redelineation of electoral boundaries in this country.
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Proposal for commission just for redelineation of electoral boundaries
ALOR SETAR: The Electoral Reform Committee (ERC) will propose the setting up of a special commission to carry out the redelineation of electoral boundaries in this country.
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Electoral Reform Committee proposes formation of special commission for redelineation of electoral boundaries
ALOR SETAR, Aug 21 — The Electoral Reform Committee (ERC) will propose to the government, the setting up of a special commission to carry out redelineation of electoral boundaries in this country.
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Malaysian boy a drug addict at just 13
ALOR SETAR, Malaysia - It is a predicament that no mother will want to be in - see her only son drop out of school and become a drug addict at 13.
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A drug addict at just 13
ALOR SETAR: It is a predicament that no mother will want to be in – see her only son drop out of school and become a drug addict at 13.
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We said no to Zakir six months ago over public talks, says Penang DCM1
GEORGE TOWN: Penang will not welcome controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik to its shores to speak at any public events.
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Kedah is second state to ban Zakir Naik from speaking publicly
ALOR SETAR: Kedah has become the second state, after Perlis, to ban controversial preacher Zakir Naik from speaking publicly.
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TNB loses millions of ringgit due to storm in Kedah
ALOR SETAR (Aug 16): Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) suffered losses of millions of ringgit due to the storm on Friday, which damaged its poles and electric wires in the State.
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Fake liquor ring busted
ALOR SETAR: A fake liquor bottling operation using fake Cus­toms duty stamps has been busted following a raid in Taman Dahlia, Kuala Lumpur.
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TNB loses millions of ringgit due to storm in Kedah
ALOR SETAR (Aug 15): Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) suffered losses of millions of ringgit due to the storm on Friday, which damaged its poles and electric wires in the State.
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TNB loses millions of ringgit due to storm in Kedah
ALOR SETAR, Aug 15 — Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) suffered losses of millions of ringgit due to the storm on Friday, which damaged its poles and electric wires in the state.
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Kedah Customs foils fake liquor bottling operation in KL
The Royal Malaysian Customs Department Kedah foiled a fake liquor bottling operation using fake Customs duty stamps, following a raid carried out at a premise in Taman Dahlia, Kuala Lumpur on Aug 7.
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Malaysian girl's spine injured by bullies
ALOR SETAR, Malaysia - A nine-year-old girl who allegedly is a victim of bullying has a damaged spine resulting from injuries sustained after getting beaten by three school bullies.
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Girl’s spine injured by bullies
ALOR SETAR: A nine-year-old girl who allegedly is a victim of bullying has a damaged spine resulting from injuries sustained after getting beaten by three school bullies.
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Nine-year-old girl suffers spinal injuries after abuse by schoolmates
She was constantly bullied by her schoolmates.
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9-year-old girl in Kedah suffers spinal injury due to ‘abuse’ by schoolmates
JERLUN: A Year Three pupil in Ayer Hitam here has alleged that she suffered back injuries after being constantly bullied by her schoolmates.
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Nine-year-old Kedah schoolgirl suffers spinal injuries after being assaulted by bullies
JERLUN, Aug 14 — She was constantly bullied by her schoolmates.
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Missing Sarawakian soldiers: Family of Corporal David flies to Kedah in search of answers
Fatimah (third right) is seen comforting David’s mother Teresa Hamlin before sending the family off for their flight.
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Sugar, spice and everything low price
ALOR SETAR: A plate of chicken rice with soup for only RM1.70 is not an urban myth.
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Maximum RM5,000 aid for each house affected by storm in Kedah
ALOR SETAR (Aug 13): Aid of up to RM5,000 will be channeled to the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) for repair works to be carried out on houses damaged during last Friday’s storm.
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National disaster agency: Maximum RM5,000 aid for each house affected by Aug 9 storm in Kedah
ALOR SETAR, Aug 13 — Aid of up to RM5,000 will be channelled to the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) for repair works to be carried out on houses damaged during last Friday’s storm.
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1,536 houses in Kedah damaged by Friday's storm
ALOR SETAR (Aug 13): The strong winds in the wake of Friday night’s storm which lashed the northern states of the peninsula damaged 1,536 houses in 12 districts in Kedah.
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Penang storm victims urged to apply for aid
GEORGE TOWN: Families affected by the freak storm on Friday can apply for state government aid.
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Carpets torched at two mosques, man held
ALOR SETAR: Police have arrested a man to assist in investigations into fire incidents at two mosques near Pendang this morning.
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Over 1,500 houses in Kedah damaged by storm
ALOR SETAR (Bernama): The strong winds in the wake of Friday (Aug 9) night’s storm, which lashed the northern states of the peninsula, damaged 1, 536 houses in 12 districts in Kedah.
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Man held in connection with fires at two mosques in Kedah
ALOR SETAR, Aug 12 — Police have arrested a man to assist in investigations into fire incidents at two mosques near Pendang this morning.
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Kedah CDF director: 1,536 houses in Kedah damaged by Friday’s storm
ALOR SETAR, Aug 12 — The strong winds in the wake of Friday night’s storm which lashed the northern states of the peninsula damaged 1,536 houses in 12 districts in Kedah.
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Man held over arson attacks at two mosques in Kedah
ALOR SETAR (Bernama): Police have arrested a man to assist in investigations into two fire incidents at two mosques near Pendang.
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Over 1, 500 houses in Kedah damaged by storm
ALOR SETAR (Bernama): The strong winds in the wake of Friday (Aug 9) night’s storm, which lashed the northern states of the peninsula, damaged 1, 536 houses in 12 districts in Kedah.
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171 schools in Kedah damaged by Friday's storm
ALOR SETAR (Aug 12):  A total of 171 schools in several districts in Kedah were reported to have been damaged by last Friday’s storm, said state Education and Human Resource Committee chairman Dr S...
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Starting with two cows, youth now owns 130 head of cattle
JITRA: He bought two cows with an initial capital of RM7, 000. Now, he is a successful entrepreneur who owns 130 heads of cattle.
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Air quality in Miri and Klang remains bad
PETALING JAYA: The Air Pollutant Index (API) readings in Miri, Sarawak and in Klang, Selangor have slightly increased as the air quality remains in the hazardous and unhealthy levels.
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Salahuddin: Aid on the way to northern farmers impacted by freak storm
The Agriculture and Agro-based Ministry has directed officers from its agencies to inspect and asses northern farming areas hit by thunderstorms and strong winds two days ago.
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Agriculture Ministry: Aid once storm assessment reports in northern farming areas ready
JOHOR BARU, Aug 11 — The Agriculture and Agro-based Ministry has directed officers from its agencies to inspect and assess Northern region farming areas hit by thunderstorms and strong winds two day...
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Air quality still ‘hazardous’ in Miri, ‘unhealthy’ in Johan Setia
PETALING JAYA: The air quality in Miri, Sarawak, improved this morning, although it still recorded a “hazardous” reading, as haze continued to affect several parts of the country.
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39 receive treatment after typhoon hits Kedah
A total of 39 victims of a storm that hit several districts in Kedah last night were treated at government hospitals across the state.
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Motorist hit by zinc roof killed by passing car
ALOR SETAR: A 27-year-old motorist was killed after she was hit by a zinc roof which was ripped off from a house during a storm.
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39 storm victims receive treatment at govt hospitals in Kedah
ALOR SETAR, Aug 10 — A total of 39 victims of a storm that hit several districts in Kedah last night were treated at government hospitals across the state.
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Miri air quality eases but still ‘hazardous’ all day
PETALING JAYA: Air quality in Miri, Sarawak, has remained at hazardous levels all day, although it eased by a few points on the Air Pollutant Index by 9pm.
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Motorcyclist killed in Friday's freak storm in Kedah, Perlis
ALOR SETAR: A 27-year-old woman was killed during the strong storm that hit Perlis and Kedah on Friday (Aug 9) evening.
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Malaysia lashed by storm, causing havoc in Penang, Kedah, Perlis
BUTTERWORTH/ALOR SETAR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Parts of Malaysia were lashed by a severe storm on Friday (Aug 9) leaving uprooted trees and debris in several states including Penang, where five...
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