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concerned YB. Sarawak assistant minister for Communications Datuk Lee Kim Shin (in white uniform) and engineers visiting the site where power cables were snapped in the Kuala Baram district north of Miri City yesterday. pic by Lee secretary.

4,000 in the dark as excavator snaps underground cables

30 January 2015

MIRI: When it comes to matters involving public amenities, all it takes is one careless mistake and thousands of residents may end up suffering the consequences.

SMC says landfill wastes down 3.28% last year

29 January 2015

SIBU: With the support of the local communities, the Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) has managed to reduce the volume of wastes to be disposed of at the public landfill by 3.28% last year compared with 2013.

Joint effort: Ibis hotel staff members with Zairulshahfuddin (fourth from left), Tan (fifth from left) and Pantlia (fourth from right) at the ‘Caring Hearts’ campaign launch.

Hotel aims to provide comfort for victims Provision of mattresses for a good night’s sleep

29 January 2015

A hotel’s first CSR campaign of the year will help provide mattresses to flood victims.

Selected small-time farmers in Cameron Highlands to receive licences

29 January 2015

MARAN: Only “genuine” small-time farmers who need to support their family will be given temporary occupation licences (TOL) to operate their farms legally in Cameron Highlands.

Renowned researcher: Goodall will be making four public appearances in Kuala Lumpur.

Goodall to raise awareness on wildlife and environment

29 January 2015

PETALING JAYA: Dr Jane Goodall, whose groundbreaking research on chimpanzee behaviour made her a household name among ape lovers, is visiting Malaysia for the first time.

Terengganu cops monitoring militant activities

29 January 2015

KUALA TERENGGANU: Terengganu police are monitoring the public’s activities to ensure none get influenced by negative elements to join militant groups abroad.

Due to dangerous conditions, the car has not been retrieved. Photo courtesy of the Fire and Rescue Deparment.

Too strong to handle

28 January 2015

TWO Proton Wiras were literally swept away by gushing waters along Jalan Tatau to Bintulu early Monday morning. According to rescuers, both cars lost control at the same time and ended up in the ditch at roughly the same spot. The cars could not be retrieved for hours due to incessant rain. No one was hurt in the incidents.

Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (left) and Sarawaks Second Resource Planning and Environment Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan at the opening of the International Energy Week in Kuching. - ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE / The Star

Govt to study Dr M’s cascading hydropower dam suggestion

28 January 2015

KUCHING: The state government will look into former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s suggestion of building smaller cascading hydropower dams to reduce the environmental impact.

MPSJ’s green success

28 January 2015

ENVIRONMENTAL concerns have been in the forefront of mass consciousness for decades, with previous buzzwords being ozone and greenhouse gases and more recently, carbon footprint.

Spacious shelter: Tuzewski (in white shirt) and Knos (third from left) demonstrating how to set up a survival tent at Menara Star in Petaling Jaya. With them are (from left) Rotary Club of USJ past president Looi Kok Kheong, Rotary Club of Bandar Utama honorary secretary Janice Lim, DAM founder K.G. Tan and DAM member Judy Chong.

Grandpas love to work in disaster areas

28 January 2015

PETALING JAYA: Two grandfathers have no qualms about sweating it out and getting themselves dirty just to help flood victims in the east coast return to their normal life.

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