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Three funerals and a wedding
Over the last three weeks, my wife and I met relatives and old friends quite frequently. Due to a bizarre twist of fate and bad timing, we were involved with three funerals and a wedding.
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Quek Leng Chan wins bid to buy hospital business in Asean
KUALA LUMPUR: Tycoon Tan Sri Quek Leng Chan is venturing into the healthcare business in a big way.
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Hong Leong, TPG win bid for Columbia Asia’s hospital business
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 11): The Hong Leong group in partnership with private equity firm TPG has won a bid to buy the hospital business of Columbia Asia group in Southeast Asia, sources say.
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Heartbreaking photo of girl, 5, comforting brother, 4, with leukaemia goes viral
A heartbreaking image showing five-year-old Aubrey Burge comforting her brother Beckett, a year younger, who is suffering from leukaemia, in the washroom, has gone viral, according to media reports.
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Sarawak, Sabah register increase in HFMD cases, says deputy minister
Dr Lee Boon Chye SIBU: There has been an increase in the number of Hand-Foot-Mouth-Disease (HFMD) cases in Sarawak and Sabah this year to date, observes Deputy Minister of Health Dr Lee Boon Chye.
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Repair works on dilapidated schools to be completed by year’s end, says Sarawak CM
KUCHING, Aug 28 — Repair works on 37 dilapidated schools in Sarawak are expected to be completed by the end of this year, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg said today.
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Sultan Selangor launches new Avisena women’s and children’s specialist hospital in Shah Alam
SHAH ALAM: Avisena Group has opened its women’s and children’s specialist hospital with a total of 133 beds and 52 specialist doctors making it the largest private women and children specialist ho...
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Of morphine dreams and almost freezing to death
IT was only after my professor doctor brother, Dr Edmund Ong, had told me much later after the fact, that for three nights in a row in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after my triple heart bypass CABG p...
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Disaster funds approved for three Penang low-cost housings after storm
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 16): Penang Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Exco Phee Boon Poh said that residents in three low-cost (LC) housing areas in the Penang North-East District have received disas...
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Disaster funds approved for three Penang low-cost housings after storm
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Exco Phee Boon Poh (pix) said that residents in three low-cost (LC) housing areas in the Penang North-East District have received disaster f...
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Acid attack in Penang
GEORGE TOWN: A 48-year old legal adviser was seriously injured when two suspects on a motorcycle splashed acid at her.
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Police identify six victims in lebuh AMJ Malacca carnage
Malacca: Police have identified the six dead victims in the fatal crash involving three vehicles at the Alor Gajah-Malacca-Jasin Expressway (Lebuh AMJ) heading to Simpang Ampat, Alor Gajah, at 9.40pm ...
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Police identify six victims in Lebuh AMJ Melaka carnage
MELAKA, Aug 10 — The police have identified the six victims of the fatal crash involving three vehicles at the Alor Gajah-Melaka-Jasin Expressway (Lebuh AMJ) heading to Simpang Ampat, Alor Gajah, at...
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Five-year-old dies in Putrajaya accident, parents, three siblings injured
PUTRAJAYA: A five-year-old girl was killed while her three siblings and parents were injured in an accident on Jambatan Seri Ehsan here Saturday (July 27).
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Newsbreak: Hong Leong’s bid for Columbia Asia signals interest in healthcare
THE Hong Leong group appears to be keen on venturing into the healthcare sector — it has teamed up with private equity firm TPG to bid for Columbia Asia group’s hospital business in Asia, sources ...
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Minister: Causes of deaths of 12 Orang Asli unconfirmed
Dr Dzulkefly (second left) releases a pigeon as a gimmick to mark the launch of the programme.
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Dzulkefly: Take stern action against factories responsible for Pasir Gudang incident
KUALA LUMPUR: Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad wants stern action to be taken against factories responsible for toxic gas emissions in Pasir Gudang, Johor.
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43 confirmed measles cases among Kuala Koh Batek tribesmen
PUTRAJAYA: A total of 43 cases from 113 cases involving the orang asli from the Batek tribe in Kuala Koh, Gua Musang in Kelantan, have been confirmed as measles, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefl...
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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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Critically ill Batek boy dies in Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital
KOTA BARU: The critically ill three-year-old Orang Asli boy from the Batek tribe who was warded at the Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital here, died yesterday.
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Three-year-old Bateq toddler dies, death toll hits 15
The three-year-old Orang Asli toddler from Kampung Kuala Koh who was hospitalised at a Kota Bharu hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) passed away yesterday evening.
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Total Orang Asli patients increase to 112 people as of yesterday
GUA MUSANG: The total number of Orang Asli from the Batek tribe who were infected with a mysterious illness, increased by nine more people to 112 who were admitted to hospitals, compared to 103 people...
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9 more Orang Asli seek treatment, 4 still in ICU
GUA MUSANG: The total number of Orang Asli from the Batek tribe who sought treatment has increased by nine to 112 compared to 103 on Thursday.
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Total Orang Asli patient increase to 112 people as yesterday
GUA MUSANG: The total number of Orang Asli from the Batek tribe who were infected with a mysterious illness, increased by nine more people to 112 who were admitted to hospitals, compared to 103 people...
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Number of Orang Asli patients infected with mysterious illness increased to 112 as of yesterday
GUA MUSANG, June 15 ― The total number of Orang Asli from the Batek tribe who were infected with a mysterious illness, increased by nine more people to 112 who were admitted to hospitals, compared t...
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Three Orang Asli kids admitted to Kuala Krai Hospital ICU
KUALA KRAI: Three Orang Asli children – two of whom are 39
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Orang Asli did not die from chemical exposure, says Health Minister
PUTRAJAYA: The two Orang Asli from Kampung Kuala Koh, Gua Musang, Kelantan died from an infection and not chemical exposure, says Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
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Four Orang Asli patients get intensive treatment at Kuala Krai Hospital
KUALA KRAI: Four patients of the Batek tribe have been warded at the Kuala Krai Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) since Sunday (June 9) after suffering from breathing difficulties.
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Four Bateq Orang Asli patients get intensive treatment at Kuala Krai hospital
KUALA KRAI (Bernama): Four patients of the Bateq Orang Asli tribe are being warded at Kuala Krai Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) since Sunday (June 9) after suffering from breathing difficulties.
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Easy for Orang Asli to fall sick
KUALA LUMPUR: It’s easy for the Orang Asli in Kuala Koh to fall sick as they are malnourished and as such have weak immunity, says Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
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TB and leptospirosis ruled out in orang asli deaths, says Health Ministry
KUALA LUMPUR: The Batek orang asli in Kuala Koh, Kelantan could be infected with bacteria with a secondary viral infection possible, but tuberculosis (TB) and leptospirosis have been ruled out, says Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
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Health ministry intends to take in more contract nurses
SERDANG: The health ministry is going to increase the number of contract nurses to serve at government hospitals and clinics.
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Hindraf 2.0 gives Harapan a passing grade, barely
The Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf 2.0) has given Pakatan Harapan a "50.1 percent" grade for its first year in power, in spite of a long list of complaints about unfulfilled promises for the India...
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Uneasy over bodyguards
SINGER and actress Nora Danish (pic) admitted to feeling a little uneasy over the presence of two bodyguards hired by her husband to ensure her safety.
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Working stiffs: China’s tech minions burn out in ‘996’ rat race
Shanghai software engineer Wu Linfeng watched the silent comedy Modern Times recently and soon found himself crying – watching Charlie Chaplin’s classic stressed-out assembly-line worker was like watching himself.
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Microsoft workers criticise block of GitHub protest in China
A vocal group of Microsoft Corp employees is calling on the company to support a rare online protest from Chinese technology workers spawned on GitHub, the software code-sharing site Microsoft owns.
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Jack Ma draws controversy by lauding overtime work culture
To survive at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd you need to work 12 hours a day, six days a week. That’s what billionaire Jack Ma demands of his staff at China’s biggest e-commerce platform.
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Fire Dept officers told me postmortem on Adib not necessary — witness
SHAH ALAM (April 1): A senior investigating officer told the Coroner’s Court today that some fire department officers informed him that there was no need to conduct a post mortem on the body of fire...
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Witness: Fire dept officers told me autopsy on Adib not necessary
SHAH ALAM, April 1 — A senior investigating officer told the Coroner’s Court today that some fire department officers informed him that there was no need to conduct a post-mortem on the body of fi...
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Bring back centralised one agency system, Malay contractor group urges govt
JOHOR BARU, April 1 — Malaysian Malay Contractors’ Association (PKMM) president Datuk Mohamed Fadzill Hassan today urged the government to reintroduce a previous system of having all the governmen...
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Inquest: Forensics expert says Adib’s injuries one of a kind
SHAH ALAM: “This is the first time I have seen such a unique injury where left ribs number one to seven were broken in a straight verticle line,” a forensic expert said in the inquest into the dea...
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Yoursay: IJN should take action over nurse’s professional misconduct
YOURSAY | ‘Her emotional outbursts have caused people to unfairly question the competence of the doctor.’ Nurse apologises for 'emotional' FB post on Adib's injuries FairMind: National Heart Insti...
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Adib's inquest: Nurse apologises for emotional comment on FB
SHAH ALAM (March 27): “I was too emotional.
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Nurse says ‘sorry’ for accusations
SHAH ALAM: A nurse from the National Heart Institute (IJN), Kuala Lumpur has apologised for accusing a forensics expert of giving false testimony.
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IJN nurse apologises at inquest for wrongful claims about Adib’s injuries
SHAH ALAM: A nurse from the National Heart Institute (IJN) who said she had seen bruises on fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim’s face, told the Coroner’s Court today that she had been emotional whe...
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ICU drawing up new Income Poverty Line
KUALA LUMPUR (March 21): The Implementation Co-ordinating Unit (ICU) is drawing up a new guideline to decide the Income Poverty Line (IPL) to take into account the current situation.
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46 more potential dump sites identified in Pasir Gudang
In the aftermath of the Sungai Kim Kim incident, 46 more potential sources of pollution have been identified in Pasir Gudang, according to Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment M...
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46 more potential sources of pollution in Pasir Gudang (Updated)
ISKANDAR PUTRI: In the aftermath of the Sungai Kim Kim incident, 46 more potential sources of pollution have been identified in the Pasir Gudang district, according to Energy, Technology, Science, Cli...
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Another 15 admitted to hospital in Pasir Gudang
KUALA LUMPUR: Another 15 residents in Pasir Gudang have been admitted to the hospital as of Monday (18 March), to receive medical treatment.
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15 new patients admitted to hospital in Pasir Gudang
Another 15 residents in Pasir Gudang have been admitted to the hospital as of Monday to receive medical treatment.Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad there are currently 46 people who are s...
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Saddened by rakyat’s suffering, Johor Sultan cancels birthday events
JOHOR BARU: The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar (pix) today has cancelled the royal tea reception and state banquet scheduled next week in conjunction with his birthday celebra...
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Pasir Gudang chemical pollution: 73 patients discharged, 22 new cases
PASIR GUDANG: A total of 73 patients have been discharged from Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) and Sultan Ismail Hospital (HSI) following the March 7 chemical dumping incident in Sungai Kim Kim here.
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Johor Sultan cancels two birthday events in light of Pasir Gudang crisis
JOHOR BAHRU, March 19 — The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar today has cancelled the royal tea reception and state banquet scheduled to be held next week in conjunction with h...
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Sultan Ibrahim cancels two birthday events as his 'rakyat' suffering
JOHOR BAHRU (March 19): The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar today has cancelled the royal tea reception and state banquet held next week in conjunction with his birthday celebr...
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Socso contributions - Attitude of cab/e-hailing drivers appalling
LETTER | I read with dismay news reports that only 11,000 of the 250,000 taxi and e-hailing drivers nationwide have contributed to Socso since November last year.
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Chemical pollution: 119 patients discharged from HSA, HSI
JOHOR BAHRU: A total of 119 people have been discharged from Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) and Sultan Ismail Hospital (HSI) as of midnight last night, following chemical pollution in Sungai Kim Kim i...
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Authorities to conduct air quality checks in Pasir Gudang schools
PASIR GUDANG, March 18 — A total of 30 teams, under the Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry, will be mobilised to monitor air quality at schools within a radius of f...
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More surgeries for NZ shooting survivors
GEORGE TOWN: The three Malaysians who were shot at a mosque in New Zealand have to undergo more surgeries before they are in the clear.
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Two more days to clean up Pasir Gudang toxic waste, says Johor exco
KUALA LUMPUR, March 17 — The Johor government said they will need two more days to clean up a 200m stretch of the polluted Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang as victims continue to seek medical treatmen...
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371 still in hospital for inhaling toxic fumes, 8 in ICU
JOHOR BAHRU: Sixty-five more people were admitted to hospital last night due to the chemical waste pollution in Sungai Kim Kim, bringing the total of those warded to 371.
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MySay: Biz-ruption of the automotive business
As Tesla and other Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers (Byton, Nio, BYD) slowly but surely carve out more market share from internal combustion engine (ICE) original equipment manufacturers (O...
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Dr M attends disaster management committee meeting in Pasir Gudang
PASIR GUDANG: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad attended the district Disaster Relief Management Committee meeting on efforts to contain chemical pollution problem at Sungai Kim Kim here.
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Putrajaya not declaring emergency over Pasir Gudang toxic fumes
KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 — The government will not declare an emergency in Pasir Gudang where hundreds have required medical treatment from inhaling toxic fumes emitted by waste dumped illegally in Su...
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Sultan Ibrahim pledges RM1m to address Pasir Gudang crisis
JOHOR BARU: The Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar pledges RM1 million to boost the authorities’ efforts to address the chemical pollution crisis in Pasir Gudang.
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Johor sultan pledges RM1m for Pasir Gudang crisis
Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar has pledged RM1 million to help the authorities address the chemical pollution crisis in Pasir Gudang.
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Johor shuts 111 schools over toxic chemical fumes
JOHOR BARU • The dumping of chemical waste into a river in southern Johor about a week ago has led to nearly 500 people, including dozens of students, being treated for breathing difficulties and re...
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All 111 schools in Pasir Gudang closed indefinitely
KUALA LUMPUR (March 13): All 111 schools in Pasir Gudang, Johor, have been ordered to close effective today until further notice, said Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.
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Johor shuts schools as more students affected by fumes from chemicals dumped into river
JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The dumping of chemicals into a river in southern Johor about a week ago has caused 500 people to be treated for breathing difficulties and respiratory ailmen...
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Second wave of chemical pollution pushes number of victims to 207
JOHOR BAHRU (March 12): The number of victims in the dumping of toxic waste into Sungai Kim Kim last Thursday has risen dramatically to 207 people as at 11pm last night following a second wave of att...
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Johor Sultan wants culprits responsible for Pasir Gudang toxic fumes punished
JOHOR BARU, March 12 — Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar today expressed his anger at those responsible for the chemical pollution in Sungai Kim Kim, Pasir Gudang, which resulted in some 30...
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Second wave of chemical pollution pushes number of victims to 207
JOHOR BAHRU (March 11): The number of victims in the dumping of toxic wastes into Sungai Kim Kim last Thursday has risen dramatically to 207 people as at 11pm tonight following a second wave of chemic...
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Firemen to collect samples of oil patches in KimKim river
JOHOR BARU: The Fire and Rescue Department of Johor are expected to take samples of patches of black oil which are believed to be the remnants of a chemical waste which was dumped into the KimKim Rive...
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Firemen to collect samples of oil patches from KimKim River
JOHOR BARU, March 10 — The Fire and Rescue Department of Johor are expected to take samples of patches of black oil which are believed to be the remnants of a chemical waste which was dumped into th...
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Victims of toxic fumes at Johor school share their experiences
JOHOR BARU: Housewife Nurul Hidayah Amelly Abdullah was not expecting to be admitted to hospital herself when she picked up her daughter, who was sick due to inhaling toxic fumes, from SK Taman Pasir Putih here.
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35 people affected by chemical wastes dumped in Kim Kim river
JOHOR BAHRU (March 8): The number of victims following the dumping of chemical waste in the Kim Kim River, near Pasir Gudang stands at 35 people as of 5 pm yesterday.
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35 people affected by chemical wastes dumped in Kim Kim river
JOHOR BAHRU (March 7): The number of victims following the dumping of chemical waste in the Kim Kim River, near Pasir Gudang stands at 35 people as of 5 pm today.
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Adib told me he was pulled from behind and beaten, medical assistant tells inquest
SHAH ALAM: A National Heart Institute (IJN) medical assistant today said fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim indicated to him that he was pulled from behind and beaten up during the Seafield temple frac...
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Adib told not to browse Internet while at IJN: Doctor
SHAH ALAM (Feb 26): Firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim was advised not to browse the Internet on his mobile phone as he might come across reports on events which had led to his hospitalisation.
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Adib warned off internet while at IJN, reveals witness
SHAH ALAM, Feb 26 — Firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim was advised not to browse the Internet on his mobile phone as he might come across reports on events which had led to his hospitalisation.
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Fireman Adib told to avoid browsing internet too much, doctor testifies
SHAH ALAM: Fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim was told to avoid browsing the internet too much when he was in possession of his mobile phone as doctors were worried that he might come across reports about him, the coroner's court was told.
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Adib was able to write on whiteboard — Doctor
SHAH ALAM (Feb 25): Head of National Heart Institute (IJN) intensive care unit (ICU) testified that firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim could communicate using sign language and write on a whiteboar...
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Doctor: Adib was able to write on whiteboard
SHAH ALAM, Feb 25 — Head of National Heart Institute (IJN) intensive care unit (ICU) testified that firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim could communicate using sign language and write on a whiteb...
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Doctor tells inquest why life support machine could not save Adib
SHAH ALAM: A witness who testified at the inquest into the death of Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim told the Corner’s Court here today why the life support machine at the hospital could not save the firem...
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Applications for second, third phase of COLA open
PUTRAJAYA: Applicants who are eligible for the 2019 Cost of Living Assistance (COLA) are urged to register and update their household information for the second and third phase of payments scheduled i...
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Govt to make ketum planting without permission an offence
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said Cabinet Committee on the Eradication of Drugs has decided to amend the Poisons Act 1952 and make the planting of ketum without permission an...
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Planting ketum without go-ahead from MoH? That would be an offence
PUTRAJAYA, Jan 17 — The planting of ketum will soon require the approval of the Health Ministry, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, today.
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DPM: Govt mulls imposing curfew for teens to combat drug addiction
PUTRAJAYA, Jan 17 — The Cabinet Committee on the Eradication of Drugs has proposed to impose a curfew for young Malaysians.
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Various insurance plans you should invest for your children
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 — It has been known as one of the most expensive investments you can make.
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Nine-month-old abused boy dies, babysitter's remand extended
SIBU: The nine-month-old boy, who was allegedly abused by a babysitter six days ago, has died at the intensive care unit at the Sibu Hospital on Sunday (Jan 13).
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Student who fell from school building dies
ALOR STAR (Jan 10): A female Form Five student, who was severely injured after reportedly falling from the fourth floor of a school building in Alor Star on Monday, has died.
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Student who fell from school building dies
ALOR STAR: A female Form Five student, who was severely injured after reportedly falling from the fourth floor of a school building in Alor Star on Monday, has died.
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Babysitter arrested after boy, 9, ends up in ICU
SIBU: A babysitter has been arrested on suspicion of abusing two of the four boys under her care in her home in Jalan Permaijaya which has been illegally converted into a childcare centre.
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