New SOP For Floods Ready In 6 Months: Najib

PEKAN, Jan 10 – A comprehensive standard operating procedures (SOP) to face massive floods will be ready in the next six months, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. He said a special committee was preparing the SOP, which would also include the proposal for new assets and training for those

Where Are Our Receipts, Donors Ask Animal Activist Puspa Rani

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 10 –  Several dog lovers who donated money to Malaysia Independent Animal Rescue (Miar) are now crying foul after receipts were not issued to acknowledge their donations. The NGO, headed by animal activist Puspa Rani was recently in the spotlight after former committee members had accused her of having misappropriated close to

Moderate Earthquake In Sumatra

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 10 – A moderate earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale occurred in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia at 6.59am today, according to the Malaysian Meteorogical Department.  It said in a statement here today that the epicentre was located at 2.6 degrees north and 96 degrees east, 25km southeast

Vegetable Prices Shoot Up

KLANG, Jan 10 – Certain vegetables which used to be sold at RM3 per kg previously are now being priced at RM10 per kg in the Klang Valley. Most traders claimed that it was due to floods despite the fact that those vegetables were not produced by the flood-hit states. In fact, spinach, green beans and mustard

#JeSuisCharlie Tweeted More Than Five Million Times

PARIS, Jan 10- Twitter users have posted the #JeSuisCharlie hashtag, a sign of solidarity with the victims of theCharlie Hebdoattack in Paris, more than 5 million times, Twitter France said Friday. The symbolic five-million mark, an unprecedented number in the history of France-related hashtags, was reached after elite forces killed the brothers

“My Condolences To The Family,” PM Najib

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 10 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the families of former Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak, Tun Abdul Rahman Yaakub who passed away today. Najib in his twitter said, “My condolences to the family of Tun Abdul Rahman Yaakub. His contribution to

QZ8501: Pings 1km From Tail Wreckage

PANGKALAN BUN, Jan 10 – Indonesian search and rescue teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet detected pings they believed were from the plane’s black box flight recorders on Friday, 12 days after it went missing with 162 people on board. Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501 vanished from

Johor Hit By Floods Again, Number Of Victims Rise

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 – Johor has been hit by floods again and four relief centres were opened in Segamat to provide shelter for 130 evacuees from 35 families. This new development has caused the overall number of flood victims in the country to rise to 17,719 people tonight as compared to 17,628 in the

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