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Touch of artistry: Artists Min (left) and Choy working on their papier mache pandas during the  workshop organised by WWF-Malaysia at 1st Avenue Mall in George Town, Penang.

Raising panda awareness via art

27 January 2015

CUTE little papier mache pandas were decorated in all colours of the rainbow at an art workshop organised by WWF-Malaysia at Ist Avenue in George Town, Penang.

Collapsed structure: Tengku Abdullah (second from right) sad to see an uncompleted new road in Kampong Aur Gading in Lipis district broken because of the recent floods. With him is state exco member Datuk Seri Ir Mohd Soffi Razak.

Flood victims come together in time of need

26 January 2015

KUALA LIPIS: The recent floods in Pahang has served to remind victims of the importance of living in a cooperative society, regardless of race, religion or political beliefs.

Minister: We need RM1bil for repairs in peninsula

25 January 2015

KUCHING: At least RM1.09bil is needed to carry out repairs on flood-damaged roads and for landslide mitigation infrastructure in Peninsular Malaysia, said Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof.

Pahang govt to deepen rivers

25 January 2015

TEMERLOH: The state government will deepen main rivers in Pahang to overcome flood disasters that frequently occur during the monsoon season.

Vital supplies: Chang (centre) and other CRSM members presenting relief aid to the villagers.

Orang asli still need help

25 January 2015

PEKAN: While flood victims are busy cleaning up and rebuilding their lives, the orang asli community in two villages here are struggling to get by with whatever they have.

Detailed: Volunteer firemen checking their equipment for flood operations at the Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department headquarters in Kuching.

More wheels for Bomba

24 January 2015

KUCHING: The Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) will beef up its logistics to enhance its capabilities in responding to emergencies, including floods.

Better than before: The litter-strewn Sungai Way riverbank in PJS 5. Kalithasan says GEC spent several years working on the river and its condition has improved tremendously since they first started.

Sewerage company to show volunteers importance of caring for waterways

24 January 2015

A TOTAL of 135 volunteers will be getting their feet wet next week when they show their love for our waterways by participating in a river-cleaning programme under the “Do Good, Volunteer” initiative.

Contrast: The fishermen with their “coffin” signifying the end of their livelihood. Seen behind them are the devloper’s earth movers hard at work reclaiming land near their settlement.

Portuguese fishermen protest land reclamation with a mock funeral

24 January 2015

MALACCA: Some 80 fishermen from the Portuguese Settlement carried three coffins while protesting against the effects of reclamation work on their livelihood.

All smiles: (From left) Mara director-general Datuk Ibrahim Ahmad, Syed Hamid, SPAD CEO Mohd Nur Ismal Mohamed Kamal, Mara Liner Sdn Bhd COO Ab Ghafa Mohamed and Konsortium Transnasional Bhd chairman Tan Sri Mohd Nadzmi Mohd Salleh after the signing ceremony in Kuala Lumpur.

Bus commuters in Seremban and Kangar to get better services

24 January 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: Commuters in Seremban and Kangar will enjoy a more efficient and reliable bus service soon following an agreement signed between the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) and two bus companies.

Dr Mahathir to speak at energy week

23 January 2015

KUCHING: Former prime pinister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be in town on Tuesday to speak at the International Energy Week 2015.

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