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Ringgit hit by Greek crisis

Najib: Truth will prevail

Cockle farmers quitting as yield dries up

Free durians in Kedah

Nation

Ex-PAS man slapped in ruckus during DAP talk

Serious matter: Liow (left) and Syed Othman speaking at a press conference in front of the Seri Alam police district headquarters in Johor.

JOHOR BARU: After serving the public for over 20 years, it was the first time former Johor PAS committee member Syed Othman Abdullah was slapped in the face.

Dept wants Kg Tualang gravesite turned into integrated cemetery

Upgrade soon: The Kedah Islamic Religious Department wants the gravesite in Kampung Tualang turned into an integrated cemetery in the future. — Bernama

POKOK SENA: The Kedah Islamic Religious Department (JAIK) is proposing to make the gravesite in Kampung Tualang, which houses the remains of human trafficking victims, into an integrated cemetery in the future.

Regional

Storm shuts Manila schools as floods hit north

MANILA: All shipping was ordered to remain in harbour and some flights were cancelled in the northern Philippines, while schools were closed in the capital, Manila, due to flooding and landslides from a tropical storm, disaster officials said.

Social media to blame

Beijing: The growing use of social media is a major factor behind a dramatic increase in the divorce rate, according to a lawyer.

World

Sierra Leone urged to ban FGM after backing women's rights treaty

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sierra Leone's decision to back an international treaty on the rights of women in Africa could lead to a new law banning female genital mutilation (FGM) in a country where the practice is rife, campaigners said on Tuesday.

White House says Obama spoke to German, Greek leaders

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has spoken to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras about the Greek financial crisis, the White House said on Tuesday.

Environment

Education

Safety, a priority for all

Proper infrastructure and a knowledge of safety issues will help children to avoid potentially dangerous practices when getting picked up and dropped off at school.


Heavy traffic, selfish driving and irresponsible parking habits are perennial problems facing most schools. All stakeholders need to get involved to solve these problems as learning to use the road is an important life lesson. StarEducate visited two schools in Petaling Jaya to see how this long-standing issue is being tackled.

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