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KUALA LUMPUR (June 19): Horrible smells, unhygienic environment and health problems – those are the ills borne by residents of Kinrara Mas Apartment in Bukit Jalil as “a neighbouring piece of land...
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PETALING JAYA: Residents staying near the industrial areas in Sungai Petani have objected to the operations of plastic waste recycling factories including illegal recycling plants.
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GEORGE TOWN: The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) has received over 3,000 signatures protesting the air quality in Sungai Petani and the larger Kuala Muda district in Kedah which they attribut...
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KOTA BARU: The Kelantan government appreciates the statement issued by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (pix) confirming the death of individuals from Batek tribe in Kuala Koh...
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PETALING JAYA: More efforts should be made to find out the cause of the mysterious illness plaguing the Orang Asli of Kuala Koh, says Eco World Foundation chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
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LETTER | Recently, the general manager of Lynas, Ismail Bahari, announced that its wastes can be used as a fertiliser or soil conditioner (Condisoil).
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SEREMBAN: Negri Sembilan recorded a total of eight fatal accidents during the “Op Selamat 15”, held in conjunction with Aidilfitri celebration this year, compared to 14 cases reported last year.
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LETTER | The Pakatan Harapan government’s 2018 Executive Review Committee found Lynas Malaysia’s operations are low-risk, compliant with relevant regulations and that residue storage facilities ar...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): An environmental group based in Sungai Petani, Kedah has claimed that the air pollution levels in many parts of town and in Kuala Muda district are at “very unhealthy” leve...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji today said that it was impossible for the Kelantan state government to be unaware that there was an iro...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 — Deputy Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji today said that it was impossible for the Kelantan state government to be unaware that ther...
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SUNGAI PETANI: An environmental group here claims the air pollution levels in many parts of town as well as the larger Kuala Muda district have reached “very unhealthy” levels despite official num...
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PUTRAJAYA (June 11): The actual cause of death among the Orang Asli community in Kampung Kuala Koh in Kelantan will be known soon after the serology and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests have been...
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KUANTAN (June 11): The Pahang state government is tracking down the owner of premises in Karak, Bentong, where illegal plastic waste separation operations are believed to have been undertaken.
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PETALING JAYA: Tighter checks will be carried out on containers across all ports to ensure that no banned plastic waste enters the country.
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GEORGE TOWN: The Department of Environment (DoE) needs to step up its actions in the face of challenges from climate change and the smuggling in of waste from developed and neighbouring nations.
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PETALING JAYA: An assemblyman has urged the Selangor government not to be lenient with factories which misuse their licences to process items they are not supposed to.
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PETALING JAYA: Environmentalists have urged the Department of Environment (DoE) to work closely with local authorities to better monitor environmental issues in any given area.
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KUALA LUMPUR: It was paradise until a nearby landfill made it stink to high heaven.
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I COULDN’T agree more with Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin.
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PETALING JAYA: Any future development involving forest and wildlife habitats will require a Wildlife Assessment Impact Report under a proposal by Perhilitan.
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KUALA LANGAT: About 50 villagers at Sri Cheeding here held a peaceful protest in front of an aluminium smelting factory, demanding that it be closed for allegedly discharging toxic fumes.
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THE government’s decision to send imported plastic waste back to countries of origin is commendable and should be supported (“DOE gets tough on e-waste”, The Star, May 30; online at bit.ly/star_...
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KUALA LANGAT: Residents in Sri Cheeding near here are up in arms over a smelting factory which they alleged is discharging toxic fumes.
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KUALA LANGAT: Residents in Sri Cheeding near here are up in arms against an aluminium smelting factory that they allege is discharging toxic fumes.
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MAY 31 — The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) refer to Lynas’s announcement in the press (the Sun, May 29, 2019) by Professor Ismail Bahari, the General Man...
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PETALING JAYA • The Malaysian government wants to make it mandatory for consumers to send certain unwanted electrical and electronic items to places licensed to handle e-waste.
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SHAH ALAM (May 30): Malaysia allows the import of used plastics for recycling only and not for dumping in the country, said Selangor Department of Environment (DoE) director Shafee Yasir.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Malaysian government wants to make it mandatory for consumers to send certain unwanted electrical and electronic items to places licensed to handle e-w...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 — Putrajaya plans to make it mandatory for unwanted electrical and electronic items to be sent to places licensed to handle e-waste, The Star reported today.
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SHAH ALAM: Malaysia allows the import of used plastics for recycling only and not for dumping in the country, said Selangor Department of Environment (DoE) director Shafee Yasir.
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EXCLUSIVE: The government wants to make it mandatory for consumers to send certain unwanted electrical and electronic items to places licensed to handle e-waste.The proposed change in the law aims to reduce harm to the environment and public health when such waste is not disposed of properly.
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PETALING JAYA: No action can be taken against the low-cost, low-technology handling of e-waste because it is not against the law despite
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Selangor Environment Department director Shafee Yasir said today that there have been cases of unidentified individuals keeping watch on his officers during inspections of illegal plastic recycling f...
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SHAH ALAM: Malaysia allows the import of used plastics for recycling only and not for dumping in the country, said Selangor Department of Environment (DoE) director Shafee Yasir.
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SEREMBAN: Yet another plastic recycling plant has been shut down for causing air pollution.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia took some decisive steps yesterday to reiterate the fact that it will not be the world’s dumping ground.
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GEORGE TOWN: Authorities in Penang say they are at a loss over reports claiming that higher-than-normal levels of metals have been detected in the state’s northeastern waters, with an environmental ...
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GEORGE TOWN • Penang is facing serious water pollution issues, both on the island and the mainland.
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IPOH: The Perak Department of Environment (DOE) has given an assurance that the plastic waste brought into the state for recycling as alternative fuel is safe.
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IPOH: The Perak Department of Environment (DOE) has given its assurance that the plastic waste brought into the state for recycling as alternative fuel is safe.
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KLANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Plastic waste from Bangladesh has been found to be shipped into Malaysia, as a container of waste was among nine opened and displayed to the media at Westport on T...
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IPOH, May 28 — The Perak Department of Environment (DoE) said today it could not ascertain where a recycling company obtained its waste from, amid a report claiming imported waste from the UK was du...
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KLANG: Plastic waste from Bangladesh has been found to be shipped into Malaysia, as a container of waste was among nine opened and displayed to the media at Westport on Tuesday (May 28).
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The sea off Teluk Bahang in Penang is believed to have been contaminated by heavy metal that has deprived fish breeders of their source of income as thousands of 'ikan kerapu' or grouper are dead.The ...
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IPOH, Perak: Malaysia’s Department of Environment (DOE) on Monday (May 27) refuted media reports on the presence of an unmanaged plastic waste dump in the jungles of Ipoh.
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GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Penang is facing serious water pollution issues, both on the island and the mainland.
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IPOH: The Perak Department of Environment (DoE) has disputed a report in a British–based online news site that plastic waste, including those from Wales, were found in a 6m-high mound of discarded r...
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IPOH (Bernama): There is no unmanaged plastic waste dump in the jungles here as claimed by British media, says the Department of Environment (DOE).
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SEPANG: A plastic recycling factory owned by China nationals that was shut down in March following complaints of air pollution by residents in Sungei Pelek was granted a temporary operating licence fo...
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IPOH, May 27 — The Perak Department of Environment (DOE) today denied a BBC report that alleged plastic waste from the UK, marked for recycling, was imported for dumping in the state.
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JASIN (May 24): The Melaka state government will set up a special committee to ensure pollution in the Melaka River does not recur.
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JASIN (May 24): The Melaka state government will set up a special committee to ensure pollution in the Melaka River does not recur.
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JASIN, May 24 ― The Melaka state government will set up a special committee to ensure pollution in the Melaka River does not recur.
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MELAKA (May 22): The discolouration, foul-smell and dead fish in Sungai Melaka are not caused by pollution, but believed to be due to the ocean current, said State Housing, Local Government, Environme...
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SEREMBAN: The Negri Sembilan Department of Environment (DOE) has detected an illegal domestic waste landfill at Jalan Pajam-Nilai-Salak towards Jalan Utama Garden Hills Residences in Nilai near here c...
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MELAKA (May 21): The discolouration, foul-smell and dead fish in Sungai Melaka are not caused by pollution, but believed to be due to the ocean current, said State Housing, Local Government, Environme...
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MALACCA: The discolouration, foul-smell and dead fish in Malacca River are not caused by pollution, but are believed to be due to the ocean current, according to state Housing, Local Government, Envir...
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MELAKA, May 21 — The discolouration, foul-smell and dead fish in Sungai Melaka are not caused by pollution, but believed to be due to the ocean current, said state Housing, Local Government, Environ...
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MELAKA: The cause of discolouration and dead fish in Sungai Melaka is not due to pollution, says State Housing, Local Government and Environment committee chairman Datuk Tey Kok Kiew.
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MELAKA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Hundreds of freshwater fish have been found dead at the historic Sungai Melaka waterway after a major pollution incident that was partly caused by the discharge o...
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MELAKA: Industrial effluent has been identified as one of the key contributors to the pollution of the historic Sungai Melaka waterway, says State Health and Anti-Drug Committee chairman Low Chee Leong.
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MALACCA: Pollution has caused the water in Malacca River to turn black and foul-smelling, with dead fish, since yesterday, especially in Taman Rempah here.
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MELAKA: Pollution has caused the water in Melaka River to turn black and foul-smelling, with dead fish, since yesterday, especially in Taman Rempah.
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Pollution has caused the water in Malacca River to turn black and foul-smelling with dead fish since yesterday, especially in Taman Rempah.
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MELAKA, May 20 — Pollution has caused the water in Melaka River to turn black and foul-smelling, with dead fish, since yesterday, especially in Taman Rempah here.
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MELAKA: Hundreds of freshwater fish have been found dead, as Sungai Melaka faces a major pollution incident.
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PETALING JAYA: A trust fund – the Kumpulan Wang Alam Sekitar – will be set up under Section 70 of the proposed new environment law that can be used, among others, to pay off informers of environment crime.
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PUTRAJAYA: The recent amendment to the classification of plastic waste under the Basel Convention, an international treaty, will help Malaysia restrict the import of such wastes from other countries more effectively, says Yeo Bee Yin.
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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The recent amendment to the classification of plastic wastes under the Basel Convention, an international treaty, will help Malaysia restrict the import of such waste from other countries more effectively, says Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin.
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PUTRAJAYA, May 17 — The recent amendment to the classification of plastic wastes under the Basel Convention, an international treaty, will help Malaysia restrict the import of such wastes from other...
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SEREMBAN: Authorities have uncovered illegal pig farming activities being carried out in parts of Port Dickson.
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Investigations by the Negeri Sembilan Department of Environment (DoE) at the site of the oil sludge disposal, which caused river pollution at Kampung Baru Site C in Port Dickson, showed that the possi...
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SEREMBAN: The Veterinary Services Department is investigating whether illegal pig and frog farming activities are polluting a river in Port Dickson’s Site C New Village. It is learnt that pig farming was still being carried out in the area although it was banned following the outbreak of the Nipah virus about 20 years ago.
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GEORGE TOWN: The Department of Environment (DOE) and Fisheries Department have been tasked with investigating reports of a high level of metal poisoning in Penang seas.
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TAMPIN: A protest by villagers near Gemencheh has led to the closure of an illegal factory involved in the burning of used tyres.Enforcement teams from the Department of Environment and the district Land Office swung into action on Wednesday after protests by villagers in Air Kuning Selatan went viral on social media the day earlier, said state Health, Environment, Cooperatives and Consu­me­rism committee chairman S. Veerapan.
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MELAKA: An illegal dumpsite along the banks of Sungai Kelamak was found ablaze and an environmentalist suspects that arsonists are behind it.
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NIBONG TEBAL: Trespassers have create a new opening to a sealed-off parcel of land in Bukit Tambun, Penang to continue illegal dumping there.
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GEORGE TOWN, May 8 — Irresponsible parties have been dumping solid waste, including industrial waste, along river bunds in Southern Seberang Perai for at least a few years without action being taken...
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PETALING JAYA (May 4): Section 5 folk here want Prasarana Malaysia Bhd to cut down the noise level of LRT trains that pass through their area, reported The Star today.
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PUTRAJAYA: There will be a new director for the state Department of Environment (DOE) in Johor to take charge of enforcement there.
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PUTRAJAYA, May 2 — The Energy, Science, Technology, Climate Change and Environment Ministry (MESTECC) has appointed a new director for the Johor Department of Environment (DoE) to strengthen the dep...
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PUTRAJAYA: Putrajaya has urged critics of waste-to-energy (WTE) plants to be more receptive to the idea, even as the government moves to clean up the accumulated rubbish in the country.
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KOTA KINABALU (April 29): Sabah needs to increase its revenue from the manufacturing sector to RM60 billion by 2030 to meet the target of boosting its contribution to 35 percent to the State’s gross...
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GEORGE TOWN: The authorities are hunting down two men caught on video dumping construction waste into the sea here about two weeks ago, the state assembly was told today.
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KOTA KINABALU, April 29 — Sabah needs to increase its revenue from the manufacturing sector to RM60 billion by 2030 to meet the target of boosting its contribution to 35 per cent to the state’s gr...
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GEORGE TOWN: The contractors who dumped construction debris into the sea from an open air parking lot in Lebuh Farquhar here on April 19 were nabbed within four hours, after a security camera caught their lorry's licence plate number.
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IPOH: The Perak government will impose a requirement of minimum paid up capital of RM200,000 on companies applying for forest plantation development projects as part of a move to tighten the approval ...
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IPOH (April 23): The Perak Government will impose a minimum paid-up capital of RM200,000 on companies applying for forest plantation development projects as part of a move to tighten the approval proc...
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PETALING JAYA: A joint effort by three government agencies has foiled an attempt to smuggle 24 containers of plastic waste into the country through Port Klang.
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SHAH ALAM: A battery factory in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat near here, will be ordered to shift its operations to a more suitable location if it is found to be discharging hazardous waste that has polluted...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 — The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) will adopt a standard operating procedure (SOP) to address toxicological pollution.
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GEORGE TOWN: A member of the Penang Forum has asked the Penang government to give civic organisations access to the latest environmental impact assessment (EIA) report for the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1...
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is expected to be affected by the El Nino phenomenon which has been forecasted to last till May, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Deputy Minister I...
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KOTA KINABALU: Every effort is being made to ensure Sabah's development is balanced with the preservation of its rich natural environment, says deputy Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change minister Isnaraissah Munirah Majlis.
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MIRI, April 21 — The Sarawak government will map out a new long solution  to control the problem of open burning in the state, especially in Miri City as the present hot and dry season is expected ...
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EXCLUSIVE:ALOR SETAR: Logging has been spotted near one of the four major dams in Kedah, triggering concerns that such activities so close to the lake could dry up its tributaries and affect the water catchment area.
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JOHOR BARU: As Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar calls on the authorities to step up patrols to prevent the illegal dumping of sludge within the state’s waters, more oil spills were spotted during the clean-up off Kota Tinggi.
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GEORGE TOWN: The National Physical Planning Council (MPFN) only advises federal or state government on development projects under the Town and Country Planning Act, says Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.
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GEORGE TOWN: The long-awaited federal approvals for Penang’s mega projects are finally at hand, with the latest being for a plan to reclaim three islands that will give the state a land bank worth an estimated RM70bil.