Bigger Drains To Solve Flash Floods In Penang

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 15  – The Penang state government will continue efforts to overcome flash floods by upgrading the drainage systems in Jalan Transfer, Jalan Hutton and surrounding areas. State Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said the state government planned to boost the capacity of

USM Researchers Invent Fuel-saving Device

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 15 –  A group of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) researchers have designed a fuel-saving device which can reduce the use of petrol and diesel by up to 45 per cent. Head researcher of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Assoc Prof Dr Soib Taib said

Police Beating Protester Must Be Punished By Law

HONG KONG, Oct 15 – Civic Party members Chen Jian Chao, on Wednesday morning when the police executed the Lung Wo Road clearance operation, he was assaulted by the official police when his hands were tied up with a rope. Amnesty International said the police beatings must accept legal sanctions. Amnesty International

MH370: China Vessel Back After 216-Day Search

KUALA LUMPUR, OCT 14 – After a 216-day search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Chinese vessel Haixun 01 returned to its base port in Shanghai on Sunday. Known for its breakthrough in China’s maritime search and rescue work, the ship was tasked to scour areas that included the Straits of Malacca,

Sudanese Man Dies Of Ebola In Germany

GERMANY, Oct 14 – A United Nations medical worker who was infected with Ebola while working in Liberia has died in Germany. His death further raises questions of just how equipped health officials are in dealing with the disease. The 56-year-old man was Sudanese, a spokesman for the St. Georg hospital

Water Supply In KK Back To Normal Today

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 14 – The shortage of water supply to the residents of Kota Kinabalu City, Penampang and Putatan districts since Oct 7, will be back to normal, Tuesday, said Sabah Water Department Director, Ag Mohd Tahir Mohd Talib. He said water pressure to the affected areas would also be normalised

Sugar prices inflated in Malaysia?

CYBERJAYA, Oct 14 – Judging by how global sugar prices have fallen sharply in recent months, the commodity should now be cheaper in Malaysia. This was confirmed today by Deputy Finance Minister I Datuk Ahmad Maslan after a briefing at the Inland Revenue Board headquarters here on new taxes proposed last

Billboard Too Large For Bridge Roof

JOHOR BARU, Oct 14 – An oversized billboard placed on the metal roof of a pedestrian bridge had probably contributed to it being blown off on Sunday afternoon. Two professors from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) said yesterday they believed the incident, attributed to the “torsion effect, caused the metal roof

Perak Menteri Besar’s Father Passes Away

IPOH, Oct 14  – The father of Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir has passed away. Abdul Kadir Muhammad, 73, succumbed to a heart attack at 1.10 am this morning at Hospital Desa Pangkor, Pulau Pangkor. A statement from the Menteri Besar’s Office said the deceased would be buried at

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