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Two vehicle spare parts shops razed in fire

BUTTERWORTH: Two car spare parts shops along Jalan Heng Choon Thean in Bagan Luar here were razed in a fire on Monday (Oct 16) night.

Auctioned painting raises RM168,888

SEREMBAN: A painting donated by MCA Youth chief Datuk Chong Sin Woon and auctioned at a dinner has raised RM168,888 for a special fund to help traders affected by the fire at the Seremban wet market last month.

Shot in the arm: Chong (fourth from left), Seremban Wet Market Welfare Traders Association head Koh Lee Giap (yellow T-shirt) and association members giving the thumbs up during the cheque presentation ceremony.

News nibbles

ALOR SETAR: An express bus driver and his passengers had a lucky escape when the double-decker vehicle crashed into the divider at the 48th kilometre of the North-South Expressway.

Toddler gets leg stuck in toilet pipe

GEORGE TOWN: Firemen took more than two hours to free a two-year-old boy whose right leg became stuck in a toilet drainage pipe in Paya Terubong here.

Dedicated hotline for natural disasters can reduce response time

MIRI: There is a need for the authorities to set up a specific hotline in every district in Sarawak to handle emergency calls from the public for natural disasters.

Firefighters cutting branches of a tree which fell following strong winds and heavy rain in Miri. —Photos courtesy of the Fire and Rescue Department.

Four teens missing at Gunung Soga found

BATU PAHAT: The four teenagers who went missing during a hike at the Gunung Soga recreational forest near here have been found.

Fire hits electronics factory in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: Fire broke out at an electronics factory in Bayan Lepas near here at 6.35am Monday (Oct 16).

Search and rescue efforts ongoing for missing teens

BATU PAHAT: Search and Rescue (SAR) efforts are ongoing to locate four teenagers missing at a recreational forest here.

More than 450 tahfiz schools fail inspections

KUANTAN: At least half of the 956 tahfiz schools inspected by the Fire and Rescue Department have been found to be unsafe.

Act now to save the children

From TAN SRI LEE LAM THYE, National Water Activity Safety Council Member.

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