Penang Hospital Functions As Usual Despite Floods

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 5 – The Penang Hospital continues to function as usual despite being hit by floods in one portion. Penang director of health Datuk Dr M. Sukumar said 104 patients and several newborn babies were moved to flood-free wards and all patients continued to receive their treatment. “The flood-affected areas

Military Deployed In Flood-Ravaged Penang

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5  – The Malaysian Armed Forces has mobilised its personnel and assets in several areas of flood-ravaged Penang in response to a request for help from Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the military was helping out in all the flood-hit

MET Malaysia – Red Weather Warning At Penang, Kedah

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5 – Residents in northern Peninsular Malaysia, especially in Penang and Kedah need to be cautious of the bad weather that hit the states, expected to continue until Sunday, November 5. The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MET Melaysia) in a recent statement (9.30pm, Nov. 4) warned of a very

Bad Weather In Penang, Three Flights Diverted

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 4 – Three flights which were scheduled to land at the Penang International Airport had to turn back to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and diverted to Langkawi International Airport due to bad weather today. Penang International Airport senior manager Ramzi Ahmad said the three flights, including one

Trump Admin Sued Over Stalling To Protect Sea Turtles

MIAMI, Nov 4 – A US environmental group filed suit Friday against the Donald Trump administration for allegedly stalling on a deal to protect sea turtles from getting trapped in shrimp nets. Oceana relaunched its lawsuit against the US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross — who also heads the US Fisheries Service —

British PM’s Party Suspends MP Over ‘Serious Allegations’

LONDON, Nov 4 – Britain’s ruling Conservatives suspended an MP Friday over unspecified “serious allegations”, as Prime Minister Theresa May announced a new party code of conduct in response to a growing sexual harassment scandal. The action was taken against lawmaker Charlie Elphicke “following serious allegations that have been referred to the

Flash Floods Hit Penang Again

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 4 –  Still reeling from the massive Sept 15 floods, several areas in Penang were once again inundated by flash floods which reportedly reached up to 0.5 metres and uprooted trees as continuous heavy rain and strong winds lasted more than five hours today. The incessant rain

NGO Support For Najib’s Budget 2018

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 3 – Close to 100 NGOs today handed Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak a memorandum expressing their support for Budget 2018, which was tabled in Parliament on Oct 27. Peninsula Malay Students Federation (GPMS) president Zambri Mohd Isa, who represented the NGOs, presented the memorandum to Najib,

BN To Table Five Motions At Selangor State Assembly

SHAH ALAM, Nov 3 – The Selangor Barisan Nasional (BN) has submitted five motions, including on the Corruption Free Pledge (IBR) and the Selangor Foundation for debate at the State Legislative Assembly sitting which starts tomorrow. Selangor BN assemblymen coordinator Datuk Mat Nadzari Ahmad Dahlan said the motion on IBR, to be

Prince Charles, Camilla Arrive On Official Visit

SEPANG, Nov 2 – Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, arrived today on an official visit to commemorate the 60th anniversary of bilateral relations between Malaysia and the United Kingdom. After the Royal Air Force aircraft carrying Their Royal Highnesses landed at KLIA at

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