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Estate operator allows workers to keep their passports

KOTA KINABALU: Plantation workers of Wilmar International Limited’s estates in Lahad Datu have the liberty to keep their own passports.

Sabahmas Plantations estate manager Henry Jubair explaining the passport locker system to Chief of the Indonesian Consul-General’s Office in Tawau, Sulistijo Djati Ismojo while Wilmar Sabah operations general manager Kiaw Che Weng (left) looks on.

Strong interest in Penang mainland project

THE upcoming Setia Fontaines development encompassing 678ha in Bertam on the mainland drew strong interest even before it was open for sale.

Visitors checking out the Setia Fontaines township model.

Making schools a safer place

PHYSICAL safety and mental health concerns took centre stage at the Asian Safety and Health Conference 2018 hosted at Chung Ling High School in Penang.

Students and teachers at the Asian Safety and Health Conference 2018 at Chung Ling High School in Ayer Itam, Penang. — Photos: GEORGE CHEAH/The Star

Road closed for hill slope repair

THE road leading to the Air Itam Dam and surrounding roads will be closed from now until November to enable hill slope repair and road reinstatement works.

Farewell to Tamil school head

SJK (T) SARASWATHY headmaster S. Kalaichelvan, 60, who has served as the head of seven Tamil schools in Kuala Muda and Kulim in Kedah since 1999, has called it a day.

Kalaichelvan (wearing garland) posing with Thanenthiran (red shirt) during the farewell ceremony. With them are (from left) Umaa Sunthari, Mogana Priya, Kuppo Manickam, school senior assistant V. Selvanayagi and teachers M. Saraswathy and R. Kala.

Spurring pupils’ interest in science

GREEN technology consultant Dr Mohamed Yunus Mohamed Yasin has spent the last 14 years working towards inspiring students in the learning of science.

Dr Mohamed Yunus briefing students during Asti Leap Challenge at Disted College Penang.

Seeking well-rounded youths

THE closing date for the Star Education Fund is March 30. Students need not be top scorers to receive Star Education Fund scholarship.

Filepic of Kuan delivering a talk during the Star Education Fair last year at the KLCC Convention Centre

Metro Watch

EDUCATION FAIR: Promotions and scholarships await SPM and STPM school leavers at the Star Education Fair 2018 at SPICE Arena, Relau, today and tomorrow

Courses to match one’s passion

SCHOOL leavers will find no better place to chart their future than the Star Education Fair 2018 in Penang today and tomorrow.

Kuantan troupe wins lion dance competition

KUANTAN Builder’s Association Lion and Dragon Dance Club beat nine other troupes to become champion of the Acrobatic Lion Dance Championship at Gamuda Walk Mall in Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam.

Loo (back row, right) and Dass (back row, fourth from right) presenting the champion trophy and mock cheque of RM5,000 to Kuantan Builder’s Association Lion and Dragon Dance Club. With them is team leader Koo (back row, fourth from left)