Allison Lai

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22 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Volunteers with big hearts

ONE MAKES a life by what one gives.

A group of volunteers from the Gurdwara Sahib Taiping soup kitchen during a recent event to feed underprivileged people
20 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Replace abattoir in Menglembu

PIG farmers in Perak are urging on the state government to give the green light to a private initiative to build a modern and hi-tech abattoir to replace the existing dilapidated one in Menglembu.

The entrance to the abattoir complex in Menglembu. Pig farmers say it is in a derelict state.
19 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Amazing Spring’ production team has to cope with fire and fake news

PETALING JAYA: The production team of a film being shot in Bandar Bukit Puchong in Selangor not only had to deal with a fire that broke out on set, injuring 31 of the cast members including Hong Kong veteran actress Sharon Yeung Pan-pan, but fake news as well.

First aid: Safety personnel and movie crew rushing to the aid of a victim after a fire at a movie set in Bandar Bukit Puchong. Inset: Yeung. — Picture from social media
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19 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Volunteers clean up Kinta riverbank

SOME 500 students and staff from Quest International University Perak (QIUP) took the lead for World Cleanup Day 2018 and cleaned up the riverbank along Kinta River in Ipoh city.

Students cleaning up the areas along the Kinta riverbank during the World Cleanup Day 2018 programme.
17 Sep 2018 | 3:07 PM

Father and son killed after trailer falls into ravine in Pengkalan Hulu

IPOH: A father and son were killed when the trailer they were in fell into a ravine at KM15.3 Jalan Pengkalan Hulu-Gerik at Pengkalan Hulu, some 170km from here on Monday (Sept 17) morning.

16 Sep 2018 | 3:59 PM

Kula's aide: My wife trusts me, let cops probe viral photo

IPOH: Cheong Chee Khing, the political secretary of a federal minister says he has the trust of his wife and that the police can investigate the spread of a viral photograph of a man and a woman in a compromising position.

16 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Perak goes ahead with plastic-free days

IPOH: Perak will press ahead with plastic-free days which failed previously due to a lack of public awareness and support.

Doing their part: Dr Abdul Aziz (right) cleaning up some rubbish during the World Clean Up Day along Kinta River in Perak.
15 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

A spectacle to behold in Ipoh

THE rain was relentless, but the 15,000-strong crowd remained undeterred as they braved the rain to be part of the opening ceremony of the 19th Malaysia Games (Sukma) on Tuesday night.

Sultan Nazrin Shah placing a ‘keris’ into a sheath triggering a chain of fireworks and lighting up of the Sukma torch.
13 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Differing views on smoking ban

THE Health Ministry’s intention to gazette all open-air restaurants as no-smoking areas beginning December has received a resounding thumbs up from non-smokers .

Smokers and non-smokers can have their meal at any table at the open space of a coffee shop.
8 Sep 2018 | 3:48 PM

Sukma infrastructure wanting, publicity lacking, says Perak MCA

IPOH: The Malaysia Games (Sukma) 2018 is opening in less than 72 hours, but concerns over the infrastructure at several sporting venues have cropped up, raising concerns over the state's readiness to play host, according to the Perak MCA.

Loh and Perak MCA committee member Kew Mook Choy (right) say having a lamp post right in the middle of the road is a problem.