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Paper straws may push drink prices up

GEORGE TOWN: A plastic straw costs three sen. But a biodegradable one is going to cost three to five times more.

Lots of difference: Candy Loh, 25, comparing paper straws to plastic straws at a wholesale shop at Lebuh Presgrave in George Town.

Ministry aims to cut plastic straw usage

KUALA LUMPUR: Nipping the use of plastic straws at its source is the only way for the ban to work, said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.

33,000 litres of RON95 fuel go up in smoke

MIRI: Some 33,000 litres of fuel went up in smoke when an oil tanker burst into flames after a crash on the Miri-Bintulu Coastal Highway in northern Sarawak.

Fiery: The oil tanker burst into flames after a crash on the Miri-Bintulu Coastal Highway in northern Sarawak.

PSM candidate makes public all his net assets

SEMENYIH: A political aspirant upped the ante in his bid to represent Semenyih voters by taking the first step in making public his assets.

Aiman clears the air over PhD studies

SEMENYIH: With the credentials of several government leaders coming under scrutiny, Pakatan Harapan candidate Muhammad Aiman Zainali is finding himself having to explain his own, two days into the campaign trail.

Friendly rivals: Aiman (left) and Nik Aziz Afiq in a jovial mood after meeting at the Semenyih market.

22,807 people lose their hair for a good cause

GEORGE TOWN: A total of 22,807 people gave up their hair for charity. They also earned a place in the Malaysia Book of Records.

For the sake of charity: Chung Boon Leong, 37 (in grey t-shirt), and his family looking at the hair donation made by donors at the Fisherman Wharf’s Foodcourt, Karpal Singh Drive in Penang.

Man burnt to death in crash

PETALING JAYA: The driver of a BMW was burnt to death when the vehicle caught fire following an accident near Subang airport.

Working with PAS not on the cards, says Dr M

PUCHONG: A PAS-Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia collaboration is not on the cards although the Islam­ist party’s leadership has declared confidence in Prime Minis­ter Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s leadership.

Reaching out: Dr Mahathir meeting children at a carnival held in conjunction with the launch of the National Community Policy in Puchong.

Dr Mahathir, Siti Hasmah join national CNY celebration in Seremban

SEREMBAN: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali joined several thousand Malaysians at the national level Chinese New Year open house here on Sunday (Feb 17) night.

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Two-year-old girl dies after falling onto knife in freak accident

IPOH (Bernama): A two-year-old girl died after falling onto a kitchen knife that pierced her abdomen at her home in Kampung Teluk Pial Baroh, Kuala Kurau near here on Sunday (Feb 17) morning.

Supian Samsuri carrying the body of his child.