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Joash De Silva

newsdesk@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Joash De Silva

11 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Dragons’ fire doused for a sixth consecutive time in the ABL

KUALA LUMPUR: The Westports Malaysia Dragons fell to a new low, following their sixth consecutive loss in the Asean Basketball League, (ABL) when they were beaten 97-86 by the Macau Black Bears.

17 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Daren claws back from 10 points down to stun world No. 10 Tommy

LIEW Daren has proved once again that he’s a great fighter on the badminton court.

17 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

‘Snake whisperer’ was friendly and dedicated

KUANTAN: Malaysian “snake whisperer” Abu Zarin Hussin was friendly and never stingy with information about his passion, said his closest friend Mohd Ikhwan Hafizi Ali.

Slithery students: A file photo of Abu Zarin putting on a show with a pair of cobras by ‘teaching’ them how to read.
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14 Dec 2016 | 7:00 AM

Muhammad V takes oath as 15th Agong

KUALA LUMPUR: It was a day steeped in tradition and custom as Kelantan Ruler Sultan Muhammad V ascended the throne as Malaysia’s 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Ruler and leader: Sultan Muhammad V receiving the instrument of proclamation as the 15th King from Najib. — Bernama
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16 Nov 2016 | 7:00 AM

Heavy downpour brings traffic to a crawl along swamped LDP

PETALING JAYA: It looked like a scene in a water park as a heavy downpour brought flash floods to Puchong.

Force of nature: The rainfall caused flooding on the LDP highway in Puchong, as seen in this photo which was widely shared on social media.
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2 Feb 2016 | 7:00 AM

Bosses object to levy hike

PETALING JAYA: Companies are already reeling from the economic downturn and cannot afford to pay steep increases in levies for foreign workers.

29 Jan 2016 | 7:00 AM

PM: Revised budget to ensure growth

PUTRAJAYA: The Government’s recalibrated Budget 2016 reinforces its pledge to look after the people in times of economic challenges.

2 Oct 2015 | 7:00 AM

Haze choking farms too

PETALING JAYA: Chickens are dying by the millions in a month, farm produce is dwindling, vegetables are wilting, and end consumers are set to be the biggest losers – all because of the haze.

Taking no chances: Farmer Ong Siew Seng, 68, checking his vegetables at his farm in Kampung Paya Rumput in Sungai Udang, Malacca. In the background is the worsening haze. — A. MALEX YAHAYA/ The Star
2 Oct 2015 | 7:00 AM

Two-month-long haze shrinks fruits along with profits

PETALING JAYA: The two-month long haze is causing a lower yield of crop, fruits and vegetables.

2 Oct 2015 | 7:00 AM

Haze affecting migratory birds

JOHOR BARU: The haze is also affecting migratory birds making their annual journey here to escape the winter of east Asia.

No escape: Migratory birds find their way by the stars and the haze blanketing the region is making their annual journey perilous.