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Palau island and its Jellyfish Lake are open to the public again

You can put swimming with the famous golden jellyfish in Palau back on your bucket list after a two-year ban, but you may be stung by a hefty price hike for the pleasure.


SJK (T) Rawang students taking part in Russia science festival

SEVERAL students from SJK (T) Rawang are participating in a science festival in Russia, thanks to the Malaysia Telugu Foundation (MTF), Makkal Osai reported.

Groups want measures taken against single-use plastic usage

PETALING JAYA: Conservation groups are hoping that the results of the survey by the YouGov Omnibus on the use of straws and plastic bags among Malaysians will prompt more proactive measures to counter the problem.

Modified seine nets decimating fish stocks in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: Inshore fishermen have been accused of destro­ying the seabed close to shore with their modified nets which turn their boats into mini trawlers.

They have to stop: A fisherman showing a picture on how the inshore fish catchers work with their modified nets.

DOE suspects factory waste behind toxic fumes at river

PASIR GUDANG: The Department of Environ­ment (DOE) is facing a daunting task of identifying the culprit behind the chemical waste dump in Sungai Kim Kim here, which led to 79 people being treated after breathing in hazardous fumes.

‘Timber’ for Kedah govt finances

ALOR SETAR: While the Ulu Muda Forest Reserve – the water catchment area for three states – is now safe from chainsaws, the reality of a shrinking state economy is just beginning to sink in.

Source of wealth: Amin showing the Muda Dam catchment area.

Schools taught to counter bullying with kindness

SEREMBAN: Students and teachers from 47 schools gathered at SMK Seri Pagi to learn how to deal with bullying situations during the second leg of the #StandTogether nationwide Kindness Tour.

Students and teachers from four different districts of Negeri Sembilan pose with the StandTogether partners (From left) Khaled, IMU psychology lecturer Alexius Cheang, group branding & communications manager Jocelyn Lee (middle back), educational planning and research division assistant director Fakhriyyah Muhardi (middle row, fifth from left).

Current hot season drying up padi fields in Sabah

KOTA BELUD: Padi fields in some places in Sabah have dried up due to the hot and dry spell affecting the country.

It’s arid out here: Farmer Madili Riou, 55, showing the dried-up irrigation canal at his padi field in Kota Belud, Sabah. — Bernama

SPAN ready for water emergencies

PETALING JAYA: The National Water Services Commission (SPAN) has contingency plans in place in the event the water at dams nationwide reach critical levels, says SPAN chairman Charles Santiago.

‘Risky to build on ex-mangrove swamp land’

BALIK PULAU: A mangrove ecologist has warned of the risk of development encroaching into mangrove swamps, and the risks are for people and buildings.