Malaysians Seek Respite From Searing El Nino Heat

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 17 – The hot and dry spell in the country has put Malaysian’s in a quandary of late but residents of Taiping, Perak – normally the ‘wettest’ town in the country – received some respite, as a two-hour rainfall on Tuesday ended a two-week long drought. 45-year-old businessman

Ongkili: Water Rationing Not Needed At The Moment

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 17 – There is no need for water rationing at this point in time, however, the government will continue to monitor reservoir levels in each state, said Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili. He said the ministry had yet to receive applications for

Hot Weather: No Extended Holidays For Schoolgoers

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 17 – There will not be an extended holiday for schoolgoers. Education Deputy Director-General (Education Operations Sector) Datuk Ahmad Tajudin Jab said the schooling session will resume as normal next week as the current high temperatures the country is facing were deemed not high enough for the closure of

MoH: Disposable Bamboo Chopsticks Safe To Use

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PUTRAJAYA, March 16 – Consumers do not have to worry about the level of sulphur dioxide in disposable bamboo chopsticks following reports of high toxicity content in the tool made in China, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. He said the Health Ministry found the content of sulphur

Debris Found On Reunion Island Unlikely From MH370

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 – The Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) today said debris found on French Governed Reunion Island is unlikely to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370 aircraft. The agency said in a statement that officials from Malaysia were continuing discussion with French authorities about the

PAS Anounces Pact With Parti Ikatan

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 – PAS today announced the establishment of a new bloc with Parti Ikatan Bangsa Malaysia (Ikatan) as their preparations for the 14th general election. However, the pact has yet to be named. PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said a joint secretariat would be set up between

Hot Spell To Abate By April

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 – The almost unbearably hot and dry weather brought by El Nino is expected to abate by April. Malaysian Meteorological Department director-general Datuk Che Gayah Ismail said the succeeding inter-monsoon season would restore humidity and lower the temperature. El Nino which swept over the country in December

Swiss Open: Zulfadli And Iskandar March Into Second Round

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 – World Junior 2011 Champion, Zulfadli Zulkiffli and Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is through to the second round of the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold at St Jakobshalle, Basel. Zulfadli easily smashed down Algeria’s Adel Hamek in straight sets of 21-11 and 21-9, early Wednesday (Malaysian time), according

MBPP Councillors Want Michael Lim To Apologise

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GEORGE TOWN, March 16 – Twelve Penang Municipal Council (MBPP) councillors yesterday demanded a public apology from fellow councillor Dr Michael Lim Mah Hui and withdraw his allegation that MBPP towed only one car in a month. Councillor Harvinder Singh said the statement by Dr Michael Lim was completely untrue as in

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