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Boiling over landslide tragedy

Comment - By K. Suthakar
The incident brings into focus the many hillslope developments on Penang island.

Worrying issue: Many believe massive floods which have hit the state regularly is also caused by the vanishing forest and hill-cutting activities although the blame has always been put on excessive rainfall. — Bernama

Hold those who are in breach of the law accountable

From CONFUSED of Kuala Lumpur.

Tanjung Bungah landslide: ‘DOE rejected developer’s application’

PETALING JAYA: The developer’s application to build a residential project at the site of a massive landslide that took the lives of nine construction workers was rejected by the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry as it was located near a quarry site.

Too close for comfort: The DOE had objected to the construction project because of the quarrying activities nearby. —CHAN BOON KAI/The Star
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A boost for state’s manufacturers

THE MANUFACTURING sector in Perak is expected to receive a shot in the arm as a pipeline supplying natural gas to the Kinta Valley is expected to be ready in the third quarter of 2019.

Zambry presenting the Featured Brand of 2016-2017 award from the World Branding Forum to Spritzer Bhd director Francis Chok (second from right). With them are FMM president Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai (left) and Gan (right).

Tanjung Bungah landslide: Ministry says developer’s application was rejected

PETALING JAYA: The developer’s application to build a residential project at the site of a massive landslide that has taken the lives of nine construction workers was rejected by the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry as it was located near a quarry site.

Low-cost homes to be built on 42.5ha site

KUCHING: THE Sarawak government is planning to develop a new 42.5ha site in Kampung Sungai Bedaun, about 15km from here, for three villages along the banks of the Sarawak River.

Abang Johari pointing to a map where the low-cost homes will be built as Ismail (left) looks on after visiting the project site at Kampung Sungai Bedaun, Santubong. — Bernama

Wan Junaidi heads Melaka honours list

MELAKA: Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar heads the list of 1,047 recipients of state awards to mark the 79th birthday of Melaka Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob today.

Department ready to handle expected floods

ALOR SETAR: The Kelantan Fire and Rescue Department is gearing up for floods that are expected to hit from this month until December.

Mounting risk: Some of the students of Sekolah Kebangsaan Bukit Pinang returning home after their classes were suspended following rising floodwater, measuring one metre in height.

Wan Junaidi: Increase in rainfall early sign of possible floods

KUCHING: The quantity of rainfall has increased in Malaysia and Indonesia, which are early signs of possible floods, said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

Protect our coral reefs

FROM DR TAPASH RUDRA , Department of Biotechnology Faculty of Science Lincoln University College

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