Arnold Loh

Recent and archived articles by Arnold Loh

19 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Final farewell to CAP president

GEORGE TOWN: A large group of men from different races held up the golden cloth shading the remains of Consu­mers Association of Penang (CAP) president S.M. Mohamed Idris as gravediggers prepared his final resting place.

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18 May 2019 | 2:52 PM

Leaders pay last respects as CAP's S.M. Mohamed Idris laid to rest

GEORGE TOWN: Many leaders were in attendance as the Consumers Association of Penang's long-time president S.M. Mohamed Idris was laid to rest at about 11am on Saturday (May 18).

18 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

The man who needed no phone

GEORGE TOWN: In his fight for a better world, social activist S.M. Mohamed Idris (pic) got his message across loud and clear – even without a mobile phone.

18 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Remote old folks home gets attention

KANGAR: Nestled in the foothills just 3km from the Thai border is a half-forgotten old folks home built on Malaysia’s tin rush legacy.

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17 May 2019 | 5:48 PM

Legendary consumer rights pioneer S.M. Mohamed Idris of CAP dies

GEORGE TOWN: Malaysia's iconic consumer advocate S.M. Mohamed Idris has died of heart failure. He was 93.

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17 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

In two shades of green

KANGAR: It is a case of two shades of green for visitors to Perlis hunting for the wondrously sweet harumanis mango to break fast with.This fasting month coincides with the peak of the harumanis season. Buyers will find that some stalls sell them in two shades of green.

16 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Not bad but could’ve been better

Happy first anniversary in government, Pakatan Harapan! But, of course, in Penang and Selangor, we have had them around for 11 years, though they were called Pakatan Rakyat for several years.

Chow (seated, second from left) speaking to the media at the recent 
Penang state assembly session at Dewan Sri Penang.
15 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

MMEA keeping an eye on 10 hotspots in Johor

JOHOR BARU: The Malaysian Mari­time Enforcement Agency (MMEA) is now monitoring at least 10 hotspots in the state used by illegal migrants to sneak across the borders, especially during the Hari Raya rush back to their home countries.

Security measure: An MMEA vessel inspecting a trawler in the waters off Johor as part of Ops Jaksa.
15 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Not a smooth ride home

EXCLUSIVE: GEORGE TOWN: It could be punishing, and sometimes even life-threatening, for Indonesians to sneak illegally into Malaysia. And when they want to leave, they would have to pay a price to access secure routes home.

Thorough check: Aksem personnel inspecting a fishing boat 
at a jetty in Kampung Seberang Jaya in Kuala Perlis.
15 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Cracked drain causes road cave-in

GEORGE TOWN: A cracked underground drain caused rainwater to flood the earth beneath a road in Tanjung Bungah, causing a retaining wall to burst open and creating a 10m-wide “cavern” beneath the road.

Danger zone: A JKR personel inspecting the cave-in in Jalan Lembah Permai. — ZAINUDIN AHAD/The Star
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