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Fire at squatter settlement in Kampung Malaysia leaves 26 homeless

PETALING JAYA: Twenty-six people were left homeless after a fire razed a squatter settlement, which housed four families in Kampung Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.

Man who ejaculated in hotel staff's water bottle arrested

PUCHONG: Community Policing (CP) members chased down and arrested a man who is believed to have masturbated and ejaculated into a hotel staff's water bottle in a viral video.

Venus and Jupiter will seem close because of alignment

PETALING JAYA: Gaze towards the West this month and you will see two bright ‘stars’ shining close together in the horizon.

Strong show of solidarity

MIRI: Muslims and Christians held a joint buka puasa session at a mosque and church built next to each other near Miri City.

Jo Kukathas: ‘Everyone assumed I’d be a journalist like my dad’

Jo Kukathas has her hands around a steaming mug of green tea, trying her hardest not to cough. The flu-ridden actress-director, 52, has just touched down in Singapore for the opening of the Wild Rice theatre production, Another Country, which she is co-directing with Ivan Heng, one of Singapore’s foremost theatre directors and founder of Wild Rice.

Visakhapatnam, the Andhra Pradesh city full of allure

The very mention of India conjures up visions of the great Vedas and historical monuments. It is probably one of the most culturally diverse countries in Asia. It is also known for Bollywood, a film industry that has become a phenomenon all over the world, traditional outfits such as richly embroided saris, lehangas and salwar kameez and a bevy of beauties including Miss World 1994 Aishwarya Rai and Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen.

Star2 Monthly Challenge: The charms of Ipoh

When I read about the Star2 Monthly Challenge for Travel, I initially thought everything about Ipoh has already been written. After some guidance from the stories on the challenge that had already been published, I had a much better idea of how to tackle it.

Old boys: Lean (centre) discussing ACS Ipoh’s anniversary celebrations with Lai (left) and Mano.

Celebrating 120 years of learning

KUALA LUMPUR: A former banker chuckled as he recalled his naughtier friends getting caned in front of the school assembly on Mondays.

If it had happened in Malaysia

It looks like unfavourable episodes over dress codes are not unique to our country

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MOST of the time, cardboard toilet roll tubes, cereal boxes, bread tags and empty tissue boxes are thrown out with the trash without a second thought.

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Beating a path to Lagong Peak

IT WAS a scorching 35°C when we started the hike up to Lagong Peak, which stands at 575m above sea level, from the Taman Botani Kepong west entrance to the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM).

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