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All that’s left: A woman sitting by the ruins of her house, which was destroyed by floodwaters, in Manek Urai, Kelantan. — EPA

Offering the wrong aid in a disaster

19 April 2015

It is vital to manage such situations properly, including unsolicited and non-priority donations.

Litterbugs to be fined in Johor’s bid to be one of the cleanest state

18 April 2015

NUSAJAYA: Johor is going all out to nab litterbugs and fine them up to RM250 on the spot for littering in public places this year.

Still standing: Debris from last year’s floods still trapped at the bridge, in this picture taken in late March, near the orang asli village in Gerik.

Rotarians help orang asli to cope

18 April 2015

GERIK: A group of Rotarians visited an orang asli village in Kampung Sungai Tekam here to help the residents in the aftermath of floods.

Malaysian mammals face extinction

14 April 2015

PETALING JAYA: At least a fifth of Malaysia’s mammal species, including the Sumatran serow, dugong and the Malayan tiger, face extinction, making the country one of the most dangerous for endangered animals.

More thunderstorms until mid-May, says weatherman

14 April 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: Thunderstorms that have been plaguing the west coast of peninsular Malaysia are expected to last until mid-May, said Meteorological Department director-general Datuk Che Gayah Ismail.

At the starting line: More than a thousand participants showed up in support of environmental conservation for the Earth Hour Night Walk 2015 at Sunway Pyramid.

Twilight traipse for nature

14 April 2015

THE Earth Hour event organised by WWF-Malaysia and Sunway Shopping Malls, and sponsored by Digi Telecom-munications Sdn Bhd, saw more than 1,000 participants taking part in a 1.8km Night Walk and an energy-free dance to show their support for environmental conservation.

Work together to recycle

14 April 2015

SPEAKING OUT - By Ravindran Raman Kutty
Alarming statistics a wake-up call for better waste management.

Moved to safety: The wild bull elephant (with tusks) sedated and standing on top of a truck brought in by Perhilitan’s Elephant Management Unit out of the jungle. He was led by tame elephants handled by Perhilitan rangers, who used the tame elephants to make sure that the bull did not become stressed during the capture.

Moving elephants

12 April 2015

To reduce elephant-human conflicts in rural areas, elephant translocation is being carried out as a last resort.

Alang Jambu, 44, drying the bamboo walls that he had prepared for his new house in Kampung Sentep, Kuala Betis, near Gua Musang, Kelantan, Picture was taken on Sunday, March 29, 2015.

Getting ready for the next big one

12 April 2015

Many orang asli are still living in tents three months after severe floods. While waiting for their houses to be built, some have started to make preparations in anticipation of more natural disasters.

Insaf rushing to finish houses for flood victims

12 April 2015

PETALING JAYA: As the orang asli in Kelantan wait patiently for the Government to build their houses after December’s massive floods, one non-governmental organisation has decided to lend a helping hand earlier.

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