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Community 17 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Authorities urge the public to do more in fighting the dengue menace

The rising dengue epidemic in 63 areas in Selangor has prompted the authorities to engage in a mass fogging operation last weekend. The areas fall under various local councils in the state.

Community 07 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Individuals fined for allowing premises become mosquito breeding ground

A total of 18,165 individuals had been slapped with fines amounting to RM2.8mil last year for failing to prevent their premises from becoming a mosquito breeding ground. Health Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai said out of the total, 795 of them had been taken to court for further action.

Nation 04 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

18,165 fined RM2.8mil for breeding mosquitoes

A total of 18,165 individuals were slapped with fines amounting to RM2.8mil last year for failing to prevent their premises from becoming mosquito breeding grounds.

Nation 08 Dec 2008 | 12:00 AM

Discarded double storey houses the cause of Saturday’s mishap, says expert

An abandoned project could have been the cause of the landslide in Bukit Antarabangsa on Saturday, said an expert.

Nation 06 Dec 2008 | 12:00 AM

Personal account from ground zero

The relative tranquility of Bukit Antarabangsa, a hilly township comprising upmarket and middle class bungalows, condominiums and terrace houses was broken Saturday morning following a landslide that originated from Jalan Wangsa Ukay 9 at Taman Wangsa Ukay.

Community 21 Nov 2008 | 12:00 AM

Design of new buildings must complement heritage zone

NEW buildings in the heritage core zone should complement the surrounding buildings in their architectural design, said Penang Tourism Development, Culture, Arts and Heritage Committee chairman Danny Law.

Travel 27 Sep 2008 | 12:00 AM

Kerr’s castle

A series of essays, the award-winning book i>Lost Japan/idraws on Alex Kerr's three decades of living in Japan.

Nation 30 Aug 2008 | 12:00 AM

RM50mil for heritage conservation not enough, say groups

THE RM50mil allocation for conservation works of heritage sites in Malacca and George Town announced by the Government is 'non-substantive', according to Penang Heritage Trust treasurer Lim Gaik Siang.

Lifestyle 25 Jun 2008 | 12:00 AM

Forces at work

After spending three months in jail, the writer is sent to a drug rehabilitation centre. In this second of his three-part narrative, he recounts the horror stories he has heard about these facilities, and who calls the shots there.

Community 19 Jun 2008 | 12:00 AM

Woes of abandoned housing projects

For thousands of would-be home owners, dreams have turned into nightmares after the houses they bought in Selangor with hefty bank loans were left uncompleted and the developers have absconded.