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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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GEORGE TOWN, June 19 — The Penang Consumers Association (CAP) today urged the federal government to cancel approved permits issued to plastic recycling companies.
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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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GEORGE TOWN: The state government will apply for an allocation to implement the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) from the federal government once the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project is appro...
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PETALING JAYA - A three-year-old Bateq child from Kampung Kuala Koh died on Sunday (June 16), bringing the death toll of the Orang Asli tribe who have been plagued by a mysterious illness to 15.
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GEORGE TOWN, June 17 — Chow Kon Yeow is upbeat that his Penang government will be able to secure the federal government’s go-ahead this year for its controversial land reclamation project to build...
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The plight of Orang Asli from the Bateq tribe in Gua Musang came under the spotlight after two villagers were reported to have died of pneumonia earlier this month.
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PETALING JAYA: A three-year-old Bateq child from Kampung Kuala Koh died on Sunday (June 16), bringing the death toll of the Orang Asli tribe who have been plagued by a mysterious illness to 15.
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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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GUA MUSANG: The Health Ministry is working towards determining the illness which has killed 14 Bateq people since last month, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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GUA MUSANG, Kelantan: The Malaysian government has not managed to pinpoint the cause of an outbreak after 14 people of the Batek indigenous community died and dozens were hospitalised.
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GUA MUSANG: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the pneumonia outbreak among the Orang Asli from the Batek tribe in Kampung Kuala Koh here was not due to the manganese minin...
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Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail GUA MUSANG: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the pneumonia outbreak among the Orang Asli from the Batek tribe in Kampung Kuala Koh here was not ...
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GUA MUSANG (June 14): Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the pneumonia outbreak among the Orang Asli from the Batek tribe in Kampung Kuala Koh here was not due to the manga...
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GUA MUSANG: Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today said the pneumonia outbreak among the Orang Asli from the Batek tribe in Kampung Kuala Koh here was not due to manganese mining activit...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 — A temporary facility capable of housing 400 people has been set up at the former National Service Training Camp in Etnobotani, Kelantan to house the Batek Orang Asli once the...
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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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PUTRAJAYA: The Department of Fisheries (DOF) has taken samples of lobsters and water at Sungai Linggi in Port Dickson, Negri Sembilan for the purpose of analysing the “drunk lobster” phenomenon wh...
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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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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: Deputy Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji today said it was impossible for the Kelantan government to be unaware of an iron ore mining area near the...
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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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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) has warned of a repeat of the Bukit Merah tragedy if the government exempts Lynas Malaysia from laws to control radioactive waste.
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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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KUALA LUMPUR: A water quality expert suggests that periodic sampling of the river water used by orang asli be conducted by the Department of Environment (DOE), particularly in light of two reported de...
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KUALA LUMPUR: More stringent checks will be carried out on containers at all the ports to ensure no prohibited plastic waste enters the country.
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KUALA LUMPUR: More stringent checks will be carried out on containers at all the ports to ensure that no prohibited plastic waste enters the country.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): More stringent checks will be carried out on containers at all ports to ensure that no prohibited plastic waste enters the country.
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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: It remains uncertain whether the fish at the Teluk Bahang farms died of metal poisoning as this is only confined to the grouper or locally known as kera­pu, according to the exco member in charge.
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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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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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When asked to conjure up the image of an industrial park, people would mostly envision polluted, dirty, contaminated and ill-managed sites.
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PASIR GUDANG (Malaysia)/ JOKHABAD (India) • When local investigators scoured the river bed of Sungai Kim Kim in Johor for clues in a chemical dumping case that hospitalised more than 1,000 people in...
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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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GEORGE TOWN: Thanks to a network of 767 public security cameras on Penang island, a lorry driver with a habit of dumping construction waste at the seaside was caught.
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BUTTERWORTH: Municipal plastic waste from the world’s most developed countries is causing a health hazard in Penang.
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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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MALACCA: The Malacca Special Select Committee on Competency, Accountability, and Transparency (Melcat) will conduct an investigation on the pollution of Malacca River, which was alleged to have occurr...
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The Department of Environment has drafted a specific law to deal with scheduled e-waste management issues in the country.Consumers will soon be required to send six types of e-wastes to licensed facil...
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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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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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I REFER to the letter “Sustainability is a balancing act” (The Star, May 25) and would like to comment on several points raised by the writer, Professor Datuk Dr Ahmad Ibrahim.
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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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PORT KLANG: Even Bangladesh is sending its contaminated plastic waste to Malaysia.
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IPOH (May 28): There is no unmanaged waste dump of plastic waste in the jungles in Ipoh as claimed by British media, said Department of Environment director  Norazizi Adinan.
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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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PORT KLANG, May 28 — Malaysia will be shipping out 450 metric tonnes of contaminated plastic waste imported illegally from countries like UK, US, and China, minister Yeo Bee Yin said today.
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PORT KLANG: Some 3,000 metric tonnes of plastic waste in 60 containers, illegally brought into the country, are ready to be shipped back to their countries of origin, Energy, Science, Technology, Envi...
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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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IPOH (May 27): There is no unmanaged waste dump of plastic waste in the jungles in Ipoh as claimed by British media, said Department of Environment director  Norazizi Adinan.
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IPOH: There is no unmanaged plastic waste dump of plastic waste in the jungles in Ipoh as claimed by British media, says Department of Environment director Norazizi Adinan.
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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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SHAH ALAM: Puspakom is offering free voluntary vehicle inspections in conjunction with the Aidilfitri celebration until June 2.
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SHAH ALAM, May 25 — Puspakom Sdn Bhd (Puspakom) once again is offering free voluntary vehicle Inspection in conjunction with the Aidilfitri celebration.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 51% of private-owned vehicles that undergo inspection do no meet the necessary standards set by the Computerised Vehicle Inspection Centre (Puspakom).
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — A total of 51 per cent of private-owned vehicles that undergo inspection do not meet the necessary standards set by the Computerised Vehicle Inspection Centre (Puspakom).
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MALACCA: The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) has called on the Malacca government to find the cause of several thousand dead fishes and the reason behind why water in the Malacca River turned black rec...
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MELAKA: The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) has called on the Melaka government to find out the cause of the black water and several thousand dead fish in Melaka River recently.
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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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GEORGE TOWN (May 23): The Penang government will not extend the public display period of the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) environmental impact assessment (EIA) report.
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GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government will not extend the public display period of the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) environmental impact assessment (EIA) report.
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GEORGE TOWN: There are no plans to extend the public display of the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) environmental impact assessment (EIA) report, says Chief Minister, Chow Kon Yeow.
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GEORGE TOWN, May 22 — The public display of the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) environmental impact assessment (EIA) report will not be extended, state Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said today.
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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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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 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, 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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GEORGE TOWN: In his fight for a better world, social activist S.M. Mohamed Idris (pic) got his message across loud and clear – even without a mobile phone.
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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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GEORGE TOWN: Malaysia's iconic consumer advocate S.M. Mohamed Idris has died of heart failure. He was 93.
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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: A fire at an illegal dumpsite along the riverbank of Sungai Kelamak may have been deliberately caused by arsonists, according to an environmentalist.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Affin Hwang Capital Research sees a possibility that the RM20bil Klang Valley MRT Line 3 (MRT3) and RM32bil Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) projects could be revived.
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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: Residents of a high-rise condominium and their neighbours in Bandar Kinrara are up in arms over the unbearable stench caused by garbage dumped on a vacant plot of land nearby.
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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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GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): The Penang government has sent a letter to the National Heritage Department to nominate its hawker culture to the Unesco Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
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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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PUTRAJAYA (April 30): The Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry has drafted the Water Resources Bill for use by all States to strengthen the management and control of water resources and related ...