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22 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

KL’s Venetian dream collapses

EXCLUSIVE: FIRST it was pollution woes caused by silt and sedimentation originating from illegal land clearing activity upstream of Sungai Gombak, which turned the river and its tributaries into a brown sludge.

Bird’s eye view of the collapsible weir project at the Brickfields part of Sungai Klang that looks like it is still under construction. — Photos: FAIHAN GHANI and LOW LAY PHON/The star
17 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Let’s talk directly, Khalid tells critics

PUTRAJAYA: Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad has asked his critics to meet him directly to discuss the contentious Taman Rimba Kiara condominium project.

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16 May 2019 | 3:29 PM

'Very disappointed' Khalid tells Hannah to speak to him, instead of media

FEDERAL Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad says he is “very disappointed” with Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh for continuing to address the media on Taman Rimba Kiara development instead of coming directly to him for answers.

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8 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

RoL’s Heritage Quarter in dismal condition

IT HAS only been 17 months since the first phase of the multi-million-ringgit River of Life (RoL) beautification project had its grand launch, but the iconic city attraction is already showing signs of distress.




Contractors cleaning the blue pool, a focal point of the River of Life beautification project.
3 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Residents relieved as road reopens

AFTER two months, a side road near SJK(C) Tai Thung in Salak South has been reopened to the delight of nearby residents.




DBKL personnel removing the barricade next to the school, allowing nearby residents including those from 1Razak Mansion to use the side road.
2 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Delightful taste of heritage for all

HUGE platters of flower crabs cooked with clams are bound to be a crowd-puller at a buka puasa buffet.

30 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Muddy, murky and anything but beautiful

EXCLUSIVE:THE River of Life (RoL) project to transform the heart of Kuala Lumpur was named one of the world’s 10 best waterfront districts by British online newspaper The Independent.




Even at its upper reaches, Sungai Gombak is not as pristine as it used to be.
29 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

‘Pasar Karat’ traders to be legalised

THE dingy-looking Pasar Karat in Pudu’s Jalan Pasar, Kuala Lumpur, which is a paradise for bargain hunters and peddlers, will get a makeover.




Nor Hisham (sitting) speaking to a trader at the Pasar Karat during his visit. 
— SAMUEL ONG/The Star
27 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

RM100,000 to repair damaged roads

KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) spent over RM100,000 to fix the main and side roads damaged by tipper lorries going to and from an illegal sand-washing site near 4th Mile, Jalan Kelang Lama.

22 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Overdue promise fulfilled

BETTER late than never. This