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K Kasturi Dewi

kasturidewi@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by K Kasturi Dewi

10 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Amazing way of fostering goodwill

ARMED with rakes, shovels, pruning shears and other gardening tools, some 35 staff members and corporate guests of Hotel Equatorial Penang cleaned up the surroundings of five village homes in Jalan Kampung Masjid in Teluk Kumbar, Penang.

It’s a thorough cleanup for the compound of one of the houses.
17 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

Abused cat has the last laugh in court

BUTTERWORTH: She kicked the kitten into the drain and laughed, but the kitten had its day in court.

Feline justice: The cat that was kicked into a drain by a 16-year-old girl when it was a month-old kitten.
10 Feb 2016 | 9:49 PM

Congestion at balloon fiesta hampers ambulance

GEORGE TOWN: An ambulance heading from Jalan Residensi to Penang Hospital was caught in a traffic jam as the route was choked with vehicles because of the Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016 at Polo Ground.

3 Dec 2015 | 7:00 AM

Wet nightmare for Malaysians

GEORGE TOWN: Bank assistant vice-president Loganathan Reddy, 59, is stranded in Chennai with his wife R. Vijaya Lekshmy, 57, and son Lingeswaren Reddy, 29. The floods have them trapped and they have no money.

Loganathan and his wife are among some of the Malaysians caught in the massive floods that have hit the capital.
27 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM

PAS Youth withdraws support for PKR

BUKIT MERTAJAM: Penang PAS Youth has withdrawn its support for PKR in the Permatang Pauh by-election.

31 Jan 2015 | 7:00 AM

Mountain biker dies after being flung from flyover

ALOR SETAR: A mountain biker died after he was flung off a 15m-high flyover after being rammed from behind by a car here.

Mangled bike: The scene of the accident on top of the flyover of Jalan Alor Mengkudu near Simpang Kuala in Alor Setar, Kedah.
28 Jan 2015 | 7:00 AM

Let’s have a green Thaipusam

THE chairman of a thaneer panthal (refreshment stall) to be set up at the Thaipusam festival in Penang hopes that more panthal operators will go green by serving sit-down meals on reusable plates instead of packing food in throwaway containers.

Happy feasting: Filepic of devotees enjoying their food served on stainless steel plates at the Universiti Sains Malaysia thaneer panthal during Thaipusam. Drinks are served in stainless steel tumblers.
27 Jan 2015 | 7:00 AM

Plan to demolish ashram for a new hall scrapped

THE Penang Hindu Endowment Board has scrapped its plans to pull down the 80-year-old Gandhiji Ashram in Jalan Kebun Bunga, Penang, to build a double-storey multipurpose hall at the site.

22 Apr 2014 | 5:03 PM

Court strikes out Jeff Ooi's defamation suit against Thor

GEORGE TOWN: Jeff Ooi's defamation suit against Gerakan deputy secretary-general Dr Thor Teong Gee for calling the former "stupid and recalcitrant" in a press conference four years ago was dismissed with costs by a High Court here.

Jeff Ooi (left) and Dr Thor.
6 Mar 2014 | 5:38 PM

Wife of wildlife trader Anson Wong in court for possession of protected species

BALIK PULAU: The wife of wildlife trader Anson Wong appeared in a Sessions Court here for mention of a case against her and two others, involving two charges of possession of five elongated tortoises, which are a protected species.

Cheah Bing Shee (left) speaking with her lawyer Ramesh Raj. - Starpix/WAN MOHIZAN WAN HUSSEIN