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Haze situation not alarming at the moment – Poon
Poon (third left), with Vivian (fourth right), Tang (front, second left), Jimmy (front, left), and Calvin (third right) launching the Datuk Stephen Wong Memorial Football Tournament yesterday.
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Haze: 220 learning institutions in Tangkak, Muar to be closed for tomorrow
TANGKAK: Some 220 schools and institutions of higher learning in Tangkak and Muar will be closed tomorrow as the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings here breached the ‘very unhealthy’ mark.
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Haze - some 220 learning institutions in Tangkak, Muar to close tomorrow
Some 220 schools and institutions of higher learning in Tangkak and Muar will close tomorrow as the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings there have breached the "very unhealthy" mark.
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220 schools, colleges in Tangkak and Muar closed tomorrow
TANGKAK: Some 220 schools and colleges in Tangkak and Muar will be closed tomorrow as air quality breached the “very unhealthy” mark today.
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Haze: 220 schools, higher learning institutions in Tangkak, Muar to close Sunday (Sept 15)
TANGKAK (Bernama): Some 220 schools and institutions of higher learning in Tangkak and Muar will close Sunday (Sept 15) as the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings here...
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Fake medicine worth nearly 1 million seized by GOF in raid on Stutong Baru house
GOF personnel holding up some of the seized items, which they believe to be locally processed fake medicine.
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2 deaths due to dengue in Terengganu
KUALA TERENGGANU (Sept 13): Two deaths due to dengue have been recorded in Terengganu by the state Health Department this year as of September.
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Labuan Health Dept suspends 4 popular Labuan eateries’ operations
LABUAN: Four popular eateries were ordered by the Health Department here to close temporarily Sunday night for failing to maintain the cleanliness and hygiene of their kitchens.
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Dr Jamilah: Govt health facilities all well-stocked with rabies vaccine, including Kapit Hospital
Kapit Hospital has been supplied with the rabies vaccine since August 2017.
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Alarming increase in dengue cases in Johor
JOHOR BARU: The number of dengue cases in Johor has increased at an alarming rate with 7,761 cases recorded from Jan 1 to Aug 31 this year, a rise of 101.2% compared with 3,857 cases in the same perio...
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Exco: Alarming spike in dengue cases in Johor
JOHOR BARU, Sept 4 — The number of dengue cases in Johor has increased at an alarming rate with 7,761 cases recorded from January 1 to August 31 this year, a rise of 101.2 per cent compared with 3,8...
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11,000 Pasir Gudang primary schools students on 'holiday' next month during UPSR exams
PASIR GUDANG, Aug 27 — A total of 11,256 primary school pupils from Years One to Five at 12 schools within the Pasir Gudang air pollution hotspot area will be put on holiday throughout the Ujian Pen...
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Database to monitor squatter areas
Shafie (ninth from right), Christina (eighth from right) and Yusof (10th from right) with the newly-appointed members of City Hall’s Board of Advisors after presenting the appointment letters.
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Ex-sprint king Watson joins pupils in healthy lifestyle push
Watson gives the thumbs up while holding a packet of milk next to Saufie in a photo call with teachers and pupils after officiating the event.
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Malaysian King and Queen sing for woman with Down syndrome
MARAN: The King and Queen delivered a special gift to Syafirah Hanum Chik, a woman with Down syndrome here - by singing Tan Sri P. Ramlee's Tanya Sama Pokok to her.
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King and Queen sing for woman with Down Syndrome
MARAN: The King and Queen delivered a special gift to Syafirah Hanum Chik, a woman with Down Syndrome here – by singing Tan Sri P. Ramlee’s Tanya Sama Pokok to her.
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Unregistered medicine and cosmetics seized
PETALING JAYA: Unregistered pharmaceutical and cosmetic pro­ducts worth about RM200, 000 were seized during several raids by the health authorities in Perak.
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Many clean toilet campaigns held to instil awareness
PETALING JAYA: There have been numerous “clean toilet campaigns” organised all over the country in the past.
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Penghulu blames dengue situation on lackadaisical attitude of residents
MIRI: The dengue situation in Taman Tunku is still serious despite several campaigns carried out by Miri Health Office the past two months, said community leader Penghulu Randi Elon.
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Manyin challenges SDC to grade public toilets
Manyin (seated fifth right) in a group photo with the councillors and guests.
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At tense townhall, Johor MB apologises for Pasir Gudang pollution
Johor Menteri Besar Dr Sahruddin Jamal today apologised to Pasir Gudang residents affected by toxic waste pollution.
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Three Chikungunya cases reported in Kampung Baru Simpang Pulai
IPOH: Three cases of Chikungunya have been reported in Kampung Baru Simpang Pulai, Kinta here from July 18 up to last Tuesday.
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EC apologises for food poisoning incident affecting Balik Pulau Polytechnic students
BALIK PULAU: The Election Commission (EC) has extended its apologies to the 87 students who came down with food poisoning during a voter educational programme at the Balik Pulau Polytechnic on Wednesday (July 24).
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Concerned over rabies, Kuching shutters popular park to rid it of strays after dog bites jogger
KUCHING, July 25 — The North City Hall has launched an operation to remove strays from Reservoir Park after a dog attacked a jogger at the fitness and tourist spot earlier this week, Mayor Datuk Aba...
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DBKU mayor mulls closing Reservoir Park until all stray dogs are caught
The park could stay closed until the authorities catch all the strays in it.
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Pasir Gudang: Student victims referred to psychiatric unit for treatment of anxiety
Students affected by shortness of breath and vomiting in Pasir Gudang since June 20 have been referred to the psychiatric unit at a government hospital for support treatment, according to the state He...
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39 students affected in new case of air pollution
JOHOR BARU: Another air pollution incident has resulted in 39 students from five schools in Pasir Gudang to vomit and have breathing difficulties.
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39 students taken ill in fresh Pasir Gudang pollution scare
PASIR GUDANG, Johor: A latest bout of air pollution struck Pasir Gudang on Thursday (Jul 18), with 39 students from five schools experiencing breathing difficulties and vomiting.
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39 students from five schools in Pasir Gudang suffer breathing difficulties
JOHOR BARU: Another 39 students from five schools in Pasir Gudang here experienced breathing difficulties and vomiting, believed to be caused by air pollution.
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Toddy shop in Perak shut temporarily for lack of hygiene
A TODDY shop in Pusing, Perak, that has been in operation for about three decades was tempora­rily shuttered by the state Health Department for lack of hygiene, reported Malaysia Nanban.
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Three deaths due to Japanese Encephalitis
PETALING JAYA: There have been three reported deaths due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in the first seven months of this year.
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Sabah Deputy CM: 1,308 PPR housing units ready, three more projects in pipeline
KOTA KINABALU: Some 1,308 People's Housing Project (PPR) units are now open for application in three different districts in Sabah, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Jaujan Sambakong.
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JE virus found on Sabah man, Minister says ‘don’t speculate’
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Junz Wong has urged the public not to speculate on the Japanese Encephalitis (JE) virus found on a human in Tambunan.
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JE virus detected in Tambunan
Junz Wong KOTA KINABALU: Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Junz Wong called on the public to remain calm and not to speculate on the Japanese Encephalitis (JE) virus found on a human in Tambunan...
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JE virus detected
KOTA KINABALU: Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Junz Wong called on the public to remain calm and not to speculate on the Japanese Encephalitis (JE) virus found on a human in Tambunan.
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Junz Wong: Child infected with JE, situation not serious, pigs in the clear
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah veterinary officers are checking on all pig breeding farms in interior Tambunan, after Health Department officials alerted them that a child had been infected by the Japanese Encephalitis (JE) virus.
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Perak to collect data on food poisoning cases at schools
IPOH: The Perak government will work with the Health Department, Education Department and Local Authorities in the state to collect data on incidents or cases of food poisoning involving schools.
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JE virus detected in pig farm in Tambunan
KOTA KINABALU: The Japanese Encephalitis (JE) virus has been detected in Tambunan, about 100km from here, says the state Agriculture and Food Industries Minister Datuk Junz Wong on Tuesday (July 16).
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Penang council vows to crack down on dirty eateries
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) today vowed to take action against errant restaurant owners who refuse to keep their premises clean.
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STAR delighted with road named after late Dr Patau
Sean (second left) with Soo (centre) and others pose at the road sign of the newly-named Jalan Dr Patau Rubis.
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Famous Penang briyani restaurant shuttered two weeks after rat droppings, dead lizard find
GEORGE TOWN - A famous nasi briyani restaurant on Lebuh Chulia has been ordered to close for two weeks by the Health Department after rat droppings and dead lizards were found in the kitchen.
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Melaka school canteens warned against use of toxic formalin in food
MELAKA: School canteen operators in the state have been warned against using formalin – a toxic substance that is used to prevent bodies from rotting – in their food, or face punitive action.
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Road in Bau named after Star founder Dr Patau Rubis
Sean (second left) with Soo (centre) and (from left) Alim, Salam and Voon pose at the location of the new road.
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Briyani restaurant shuttered two weeks after rat dropping, dead lizard find
GEORGE TOWN: A famous nasi briyani restaurant on Lebuh Chulia has been ordered to close for two weeks by the Health Department after rat droppings and dead lizards were found in the kitchen.
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Famous restaurant in Penang ordered to close for 2 weeks after shock find
GEORGE TOWN: A famous restaurant along Chulia Street here has been sealed for 14 days by the Health Department after rat droppings and other gross findings in its kitchen.
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Flood: The public have to follow instructions from authorities
MELAKA: The public are urged to always be alert to the situation and to follow the instructions from the authorities from time to time in avoiding any untoward incidents during a flash flood.
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SIA supports SMK Beluran blood donation drive
Blood donation and health checks at SMK Beluran Hostel Open Day – 49 pints of blood were donated BELURAN: SMK Beluran has again successfully organised a blood donation campaign in conjunction with ...
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Special committee to coordinate parties over Pasir Gudang pollution
BERA: A special committee to coordinate the parties involved in the pollution issues in Pasir Gudang, Johor will be set up, says Housing and Local Government Minister, Zuraida Kamaruddin.
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Special committee to coordinate parties over Pasir Gudang pollution
BERA (July 4): A special committee to coordinate the parties involved in the pollution issues in Pasir Gudang, Johor will be set up, says Housing and Local Government Minister, Zuraida Kamaruddin.
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Special coordinating committee on Pasir Gudang pollution to be set up
BERA: A special committee to coordinate the parties involved in pollution issues in Pasir Gudang, Johor, will be set up, says Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.
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Minister: Govt to set up committee to coordinate parties involved in Pasir Gudang pollution issues
BERA, July 3 — A special committee to coordinate the parties involved in the pollution issues in Pasir Gudang, Johor will be set up, says Housing and Local Government Minister, Zuraida Kamaruddin.
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Gov't to create special committee over Pasir Gudang pollution issues
A special committee to coordinate the parties involved on the pollution issues in Pasir Gudang, Johor will be set up, says Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin (photo, above).
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Ten Pasir Gudang factories taken to task for various environmental wrongs, Johor exco says
PASIR GUDANG, July 3 — The authorities have taken action against ten factories, with six premises being issued compounds, two ordered closed and another two served with court action during an integr...
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USJ, Subang Jaya see rise in dengue cases
PETALING JAYA (July 3): The USJ and Subang Jaya areas have seen a significant rise in dengue infections, with eight cases reported in 21 days, Subang Jaya assemblyman Michelle Ng told The Star.
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No need for replacement classes in 111 schools in Pasir Gudang, says Johor Education Dept head
JOHOR BARU: All 111 primary and secondary schools in Pasir Gudang, which had been closed due to air pollution since Tuesday, need not hold replacement classes, says state Education Department (JPN) director Azman Adnan.
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Three Tawau General Hospital subcontractors issued attendance notice
TAWAU (June 27): The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) here yesterday issued a notice of attendance to three subcontractors involved in the construction of Tawau General Hospital additi...
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Investigate cause of chikungunya incidence in Alor Star: Mukhriz
ALOR STAR: The Kedah government has asked the state Health Department and Alor Star City Council to conduct a thorough investigation to identify the actual cause for the occurrence of chikungunya case...
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Probe into Alor Setar chikungunya cases underway, says Kedah MB
ALOR SETAR, June 25 — The Kedah government has asked the state Health Department and Alor Setar City Council to conduct a thorough investigation to identify the actual cause for the occurrence of c...
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Two shops selling illicit liquor raided
NIBONG TEBAL: Two outlets on the mainland were issued with compounds totalling RM8,000 for selling illegal liquor.
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Woman from Jempol dies from alcohol poisoning
PORT DICKSON: A 26-year-old woman from Jempol here became the second victim in the state to die in the last three days from methanol poisoning after consuming imported beer.
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Dr Wan Azizah’s statement clears Kelantan’s name: Deputy MB
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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Kelantan government expresses condolences at another Batek’s death
KOTA BARU: The Kelantan government has offered its condolences to the Batek family and community in Kuala Koh, Gua Musang following the death of another patient from the tribe after more than a week o...
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Dengue cases in Melaka spike by 300%
MELAKA: The state has recorded a 300% increase in the number of dengue cases.
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Another Orang Asli admitted to Hulu Terengganu Hospital
KUALA TERENGGANU (Bernama): A male Orang Asli from Kampung Sungai Berua in Hulu Terengganu was admitted at a hospital for cough on Friday (June 14).
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Hasil Bumi officers inspect Tawau gold mining site
Jasmin (right), Lo (third right), geologist Samsul (fourth right), Stephen (fifth right) ispecting the Bukit Mantri gold mining site.
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Membakut flood victims rise, 94 people evacuated in Sabah
KOTA KINABALU, June 15 — The number of flood victims evacuated to temporary relief centres in Membakut rose to 94 as at 8am today.
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52 dengue cases, one death recorded in Kluang
JOHOR BARU: A total of 52 dengue cases were recorded at Taman Sri Lambak near Kluang, from May 11, with one death reported on Sunday (June 9).
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Kelantan denies water pollution behind Kuala Koh outbreak
Kelantan Deputy Menteri Besar Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah today said that the pneumonia outbreak among the Orang Asli community in Kampung Kuala Koh had nothing to do with water pollution or logging.
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Licence for mining near Orang Asli village expired in 2017, says deputy minister
PETALING JAYA: Deputy Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji said the licence for a company conducting mining activities near an Orang Asli village in Gua Musang had ...
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Minister confirms deaths of 14 Orang Asli from Kg Kuala Koh
PETALING JAYA: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P Waytha Moorthy has confirmed that 14 Orang Asli villagers from Kampung Kuala Koh, Gua Musang, have died from an illness believed to be pn...
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Foreign remedies easily available
JOHOR BARU: Illicit medicine smuggled from Indonesia are being sold openly at some sundry shops and a wholesale market in the state.
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Malacca river turns black, smelly, with dead fish, due to suspected pollution
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 river polluted, dam water to be flushed
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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Exco fears repeat of Pasir Gudang with Sg Melaka pollution
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 River turns black, smelly, with dead fish, due to suspected pollution
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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Tell your hawkers to wear gloves if they don’t, says state health exco
IPOH, May 14 — State executive councillor A. Sivanesan today said that consumers should go ahead and advise hawkers who handle food without wearing gloves.
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Arson suspected in dumpsite blaze
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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Illegal dump in Melaka up in flames after authorities pay a visit
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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Taking care of orang asli kids
IPOH: The Health Ministry has been carrying out measures to improve the nutrition of orang asli children in Pos Kemar, Gerik, since 2010 under its Community Feeding Programme, says the Perak Mentri Besar’s office.
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Health Ministry working to improve nutrition among orang asli children
IPOH: The Health Ministry has been carrying out programmes to improve nutrition among orang asli children at Pos Kemar near Gerik since 2010.
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Sepang school ordered to stop conducting assemblies after Influenza B
PUTRAJAYA: The Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Taman Pantai Sepang Putra, Selangor has been ordered to stop conducting school assemblies in the near future after 18 of its students were infected with influenz...
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Influenza B: Selangor school ordered to stop conducting assemblies
PUTRAJAYA, May 3 — The Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Taman Pantai Sepang Putra, Selangor has been ordered to stop conducting school assemblies in the near future after 18 of its students were infected wit...
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School ordered to stop conducting assemblies after 18 pupils infected with influenza
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): SK Taman Pantai Sepang Putra, Selangor has been ordered to stop conducting school assemblies in the near future after 18 of its pupils were infected with Influenza B.
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Ministry probes fear fuelled by rumours of outbreak
KOTA KINABALU: There is fear of an outbreak of the highly contagious rotavirus that causes diarrhoea and vomiting in infants and children, and the state Health Department is investigating the matter.
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Cops bust fake MC producing syndicate
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have busted a syndicate selling fake medical leave certificates in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, with the arrests of six individuals.
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Battery factory in Jenjarom ceases operations pending investigations
PETALING JAYA: A battery manufacturing plant in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, has been ordered to cease operations pending investigations into allegations of acid and lead pollution.
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Texting service aims to get black US women answers to their pregnancy questions
More Chicago pregnant women will have access to resources and answers to their pregnancy questions after a new text messaging service launched recently.
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Elderly climber who fell from Mount Korbu dies
IPOH: An elderly man who suffered severe head injuries after a fall while climbing Mount Korbu here yesterday, was confirmed dead today.
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Senior citizen who fell from Mount Korbu dies
IPOH (Bernama): A senior citizen who suffered severe head injuries after a fall while climbing Mount Korbu here on Sunday (April 21), has died.
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Selangor to name and shame govt offices that are aedes breeding grounds
SHAH ALAM (April 17): The Selangor government has warned that it will soon name and shame any agency or department under the state and federal governments if their office surroundings throughout the s...
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Selangor to name and shame ‘Aedes breeding ground’ gov’t offices
The Selangor government has warned that it will soon name and shame any agency or department under the state and federal governments if their office surroundings become breeding grounds for Aedes mosq...
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Selangor to name and shame govt offices that are Aedes breeding grounds
SHAH ALAM, April 17 — The Selangor government has warned that it will soon name and shame any agency or department under the state and federal governments if their office surroundings throughout the...
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Selangor to name and shame govt premises found to have Aedes mosquito breeding grounds
SHAH ALAM (Bernama): The Selangor government has warned that it will soon name and shame any agency or department under the state and federal governments if their office surroundings become breeding grounds for Aedes mosquitoes.
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Villagers affected by water treatment plant shutdown
GERIK: Residents of Kampung Air Ganda Temenggor, Hulu Perak, are struggling with water shortage after the Ayer Ganda water treatment plant was ordered shut by the National Water Services Commission (SPAN).
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Perak MB heads task force on Sg Rui arsenic poisoning
Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu is heading a task force to investigate arsenic poisoning in Sungai Rui.
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Perak MB heads task force on arsenic poisoning in Sungai Rui, freezes logging
IPOH, April 10 — The Perak government has formed a task force to investigate arsenic poisoning in Sungai Rui, Gerik that has raised cancer fears among residents.
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Low levels of arsenic found in Perak river
Perak government has confirmed the findings of low levels of arsenic in water samples taken from Sungai Rui.
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Public servant pleads not guilty to using govt-issued fuel card for personal use
KUALA PILAH, April 2 — A public servant pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to committing criminal breach of trust with using a fuel card issued by the government to its drivers for ...
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Public servant charged with using govt facility for personal use
KUALA PILAH: A public servant pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today with committing criminal breach of trust with using a fuel card issued by the government to its drivers for his privat...
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No bootlegs please: Deputy minister says buying genuine beer helps drive economy
KUCHING, March 23 — Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Deputy Minister Chong Chieng Jen today asked beer drinkers to help fill up the national coffers by going for only genuine products.
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