Allison Lai

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21 Jul 2018 | 5:28 PM

Nga: MCMC report to be lodged over death threat against him, Liew Chin Tong

IPOH: A report will be lodged with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to identify the Facebook user who issued death threats against Nga Kor Ming and Liew Chin Tong.

21 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

School uses traditional recipes to fight HFMD

GEORGE TOWN: Sparing no effort to keep pupils from contracting hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), a school in Tanjung Bungah has resorted to a traditional remedy of herbal drinks.

Herbal healing: A teacher giving out herbal tea to the pupils of SJK (C) Poay Wah to drink.
17 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Not just talking about trash, they're cleaning it up

Talk is cheap and actions mean everything. Instead of pointing fingers at litterbugs for disposing of rubbish indiscriminately, a group of youths took it upon themselves to remind people that civic mindedness should start with oneself.

The group spent an unusual weekend by cleaning up streets around Ipoh’s Old Town area.
14 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Minister: New methods being studied to replace landfills in Malaysia

THE government will phase out landfills as a waste-management method with studies underway to adopt more energy efficient and environmentally friendly methods, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.

Zuraida (left) being welcomed by Perak state officials upon her arrival at State Secretariate.
11 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Illegally-stored cooking gas worth RM73,000 seized

A 25-year-old man admitted to illegally storing dozens of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders at his home and an area in an oil palm plantation in Tronoh, posing a fire hazard.

Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Ministry officials examine LPG cylinders found stored improperly in shed located in a oil palm plantation in Tronoh.
10 Jul 2018 | 9:40 PM

Govt to phase out landfills and adopt more eco-friendly waste disposal systems

IPOH: The Government will phase out landfills as a waste management method with studies underway to adopt more energy efficient and eco-friendly methods, said Zuraida Kamaruddin.

 Housing and Local Government minister Zuraida Kamaruddin (left) being welcomed by Perak exco Yong Choo Kiong (right) and other Perak state officials at the Perak State Secretariat in Ipoh. - SAIFUL BAHRI/ The Star
9 Jul 2018 | 3:05 PM

Three Taiping cops arrested for extortion

IPOH: Three rank and file police officers have been arrested for alleged extortion in Pokok Assam, Taiping.

9 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

A warm welcome for PM in Perak

TUN Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s presence in Perak was such a draw that Siti Zawiyah Che Lah decided to travel all the way from Perlis to see him in person.

Other dignitaries at the event included Presiden Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia President Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Kedah Meneri Besar Kedah Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir. — Bernama
9 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Farmers plead for talks with state entity

EIGHT FARMERS who are facing eviction from a piece of land in Siputeh, Tronoh are calling for Mentri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu’s intervention to let them continue working on the land.

The farmers facing eviction are hoping for Mentri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu’s intervention to let them stay and continue working on the land said Kunasekaran (left). — RONNIE CHIN/The Star
7 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

In dire need of rescue

THE WOODEN floor of the main building of SK King Edward VII (1) in Taiping is on the verge of collapsing due to termite attacks and the deterioration of the structures over time.

A file image of the SK King Edward VII. The school was first set up in 1883 and moved to the current site in 1905.