DAP: Reject requestKUALA LUMPUR: The Government has been urged to reject Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s (TNB) request for a power tariff increase and to review the agreements with independent power producers (IPPs) instead.
DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng pointed out that the “high and unreasonable” payments TNB had to make to IPPs contributed to 40.5% of its total costs.
Petronas, he added in a statement, had subsidised IPPs by RM14bil since May 1997 as the power sector enjoyed subsidised rates for purchase of gas.
Anti-dengue campaignSIBU: The Sibu Municipal Council will enforce stringent preventive measures against dengue in collaboration with the Sibu Health Department and Sibu Rural District Council.
Municipal council chairman Datuk Tiong Thai King said the three bodies would carry out fogging at various entry points to the town. – Bernama
Closed for festivalsKUALA LUMPUR: The consular section of the Indian High Commission here will be closed on Tuesday and Friday for the Deepavali and Hari Raya celebrations.
However, the consular section will function with a skeleton staff on Wednesday and Thursday, the high commission said in a statement. – Bernama.
Firemen at hot spotsJOHOR BARU: The Johor Fire and Rescue Department is stationing personnel at four accident-prone areas from now up to Nov 13 as part of its preparations for the festive season.
Director Mohd Yusof Muhammad said the areas were Yong Peng Utara, Sedenak, Skudai and Kempas.
In an emergency, the public can reach the department at 994 or 07-224 3444.
New life for clubKUALA LUMPUR: The Sultan Sulaiman Club in Kampung Baru here, neglected in the midst of the city’s rapid development, will be returned to its former glory as a symbol of the rise of Malay nationalism.
This effort will be spearheaded by the Culture, Arts and Heritage Ministry. – Bernama
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