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Farid Wahab

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24 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

Water cuts burst traders’ patience

THE recent intermittent and unscheduled water cuts have disrupted the business of traders and hawkers in Klang Valley.




Coffeeshop workers have had to scramble to save water due to the water cuts. — Filepic
23 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

Speaking up for the people

Non-governmental organisation (NGO) refers to a body, often independent of the government, which operates to address a particular cause.In a research titled “History and Growth of Health NGOs in Malaysia Till 2015” published by academicians Mazlan Che Soh and Makmor Tumin from Universiti Teknologi Mara and Universiti Malaya respectively, there were 57,568 NGOs as of March 2016, an 8.6% increase from the figures in December 2013.

Shariffa (in white baju kurung) and Arie (in grey shirt) during a peaceful march from Padang Merbok to Parliament last week to submit proposals to amend the Federal Constitution and the Forestry Act 1984 (Act 313).
19 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

Company implements mitigation measures following residents’ complaints

NOISE disturbance, excessive vibration and flooding during downpours are some of the problems faced by residents in Jalan Cumarasami, Kuala Lumpur, since construction began on a traction power substation (TPSS) near the neighbourhood.




A noise barrier was built after residents in Jalan Cumarasami complained about noise pollution from the project close to their houses. ­— LOW LAY PHOON/The Star
15 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

Social media posting on animals sparks anger

DISTASTEFUL and cruel — that is what Malaysian Animal Association president Arie Dwi Andika says about a clip uploaded to Instagram by a vacation resort showing a python feeding on a live rabbit.




A screenshot showing the snake getting ready to feed on the rabbit.
13 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

Watchmaker’s sixth boutique opens in PJ

CELEBRATING its sixth and latest boutique in Malaysia is renowned Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer.




Sillard (right) showing Teo some of the novelty pieces available at 
the newly opened 
TAG Heuer boutique.
9 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

Free lunch for poor students

NOT wanting schoolchildren to go hungry, non-profit organisation Insaf Malaysia is sponsoring the lunch menu for children from low-income families.




Politeknik Metro KL director Hikmatullah Hajid Ahmad Khan (left) and Ishak with two canteen workers during a visit to SK Taman Melati.
6 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

Residents baffled by halted lift works

TAMAN Medan Cahaya residents were flabbergasted when upgrading works on the old lifts in their apartment blocks stopped without any notice.

5 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

Established artists’ works on sale

Eighty-eight works of arts by renowned local and international artists are set to entice arts collectors as they go on sale at KLAS Art Auction Sale this Sunday.

Thanasan showing Khalil’s ‘East Coast Ladies’ at the KLAS Art gallery in Petaling Jaya. — Photos: LOW BOON TAT/The Star
5 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

‘Resolve dispute over halls amicably’

NEGOTIATIONS and talks are the way to go, says Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad about the approach being taken with operators who refuse to surrender the management of community and multipurpose halls to Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).




Khalid (centre) with the MPPWP zone chairmen for Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur during the grant giving ceremony at Residensi UTMKL. 
— RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/
The Star
3 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

Illegal extensions at shops torn down in Aman Puri

OWNERS of shops and restaurants with illegal structures, beware. Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) is set to demolish those built without its approval.




Ng (in white shirt) and enforcement officers advising a man to move away from the path of an excavator used to demolish the illegal structures.