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Not so safe from disasters

IT has been a shocking week literally.


Wind, rain bring back the smiles

KUCHING: All 15 air-monitoring stations in Sarawak and Sabah showed good readings yesterday.


Winds bring back the blues

KUCHING: Southern Sarawak’s air pollutant index (API) readings have been gradually inching up all weekend, with Samarahan near here hitting 82 by noon yesterday.


No water shortage, Jabu assures

KUCHING: Contingency measures are being taken by the authorities to ensure sufficient water supply during the current dry spell, according to Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Alfred Jabu.


Ipoh folk aware of outbreak in KL, but remain largely unworried

PEOPLE in Ipoh are unperturbed by news of a typhoid outbreak in Kuala Lumpur and will continue to enjoy their nga choy kai (beansprout and chicken), chicken sar hor fun (kuey tiaw) and other local fare.


Haphazard dumping a squeeze on budgets

Local authorities in the Klang Valley are spending millions of ringgit to clear and dispose of illegally dumped bulk rubbish.


Not so hazy, better days seen with more rain

KUCHING: Lesser but still visible haze remained in Sarawak yesterday as smoke from Kalimantan continued to spread to the surrounding region.


Not a happy Valentine’s Day for 500 evacuees

KUCHING: The weekend’s heavy downpour raised the number of flood evacuees up to almost 500, according to the National Security Council.


Wet weather expected to persist

KUCHING: A “normal” weather pattern has been forecast for Sarawak in February, meaning the southern end of the state may receive as much as 900mm of rainfall this month.

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