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Clan villages brimming with folktales

IN ORDER to share the rich heritage of the Penang clan jetties in Weld Quay with the outside world, a fifth generation resident in Chew Jetty has willingly converted her wooden house on stilts into an auditorium.

Actors enacting a traditional wedding ceremony during the play ‘Our Clan Jetties’ by Nineties Production at Chew Jetty in George Town, Penang. — Photos: ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star

Watch brand brings anniversary tour to Sibu

SIBU: After Penang and Kedah, Citizen Eco-Tour 2018 continued in East Malaysia with Sibu as its third stop, followed by Kota Kinabalu.

Conserving river sources

KOTA KINABALU: Over 3,000 fish fry were released into the Mandalipau River in Papar, Sabah, some 40km from here as part of a conservation effort.

An aerial view of the Mandalipau River in Sabah.

MB: Family support key to assemblymen fulfilling duties

JOHOR BARU: Johor lawmakers took the evening off with their families during the Pakatan Harapan Backbenchers Club dinner at the Johor Mentri Besar’s official residence at Saujana.

Osman (centre) and Mukhriz (third from left) with other guests during the Johor Pakatan Harapan Backbenchers Club dinner at Johor Mentri Besar’s official residence in Saujana.

Renovation contractors behind indiscriminate dumping

JOHOR BARU: Renovation contractors have been blamed as the main culprits for the mushrooming of illegal dumpsites in the state.

Some 320 illegal dumpsites have been identified statewide. — filepic

Johor plans to develop more tourism products

JOHOR BARU: The state government hopes to develop more tourism products in Johor to dispel the perception that it is a “pass-by state” among its foreign visitors, especially Singaporeans.

Popular districts to visit in Johor include Johor Baru, Kota Tinggi, Mersing, Pontian and Muar. — filepic

Vaccinate pets and seek treatment for dog bites, says assemblyman

MIRI: There are signs that rabies will be a lingering and constant threat in Sarawak, says Piasau assemblyman Datuk Sebastian Ting.

Dog owners are encouraged to vaccinate their pet dogs for the safety of everyone in the community.

Keeping crime rate low with technology

MELAKA: Melaka’s top cop is encouraging commercial building owners here to instal quality closed-circuit television (CCTV) at their premises to prevent crime.

DCP Raja Shahrom (second from left) at the launch of the 3S: Smart, Security, Surveillance programme, co-organised by the Melaka police department, Panther 911 and Digistar Corporation Sdn Bhd. Also on stage is Panther 911 managing director Louis Lee Chun Szen (left). — Bernama

Video platform for youth expression

IN CHAMPIONING self-expression and creativity among youth, Hewlett-Packard (HP) Malaysia has released a music video titled Ini Ekspresiku.

Fayza (fourth from left), Lau (fifth from left), HP Business (Personal Computer Business) director Alex Tan (fourth from right), Daiyan Trisha (third from left), Nik Qistina (third from right) and Ho (front, right) with other winners 
featured in the ‘Ini Ekspresiku’ music video during the launch at IPC shopping centre in Mutiara Damansara.

Insurance company collects 3,842kg of recyclables in nationwide initiative

Allianz Malaysia organised a recycling drive involving 15 of its branches nationwide.

Allianz Malaysia employees with the collected recyclables.