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Nation 16 Apr 2019 | 3:07 AM

IWK provides clean environment and sanitation to Malaysians for 25 years and beyond

Before the dawn breaks to cast the first daylight into our homes, the night soil man trudges through the streets to empty the buckets containing human waste, all drenched in sweat and stench during the pre-independence period. The day progresses just like any other. This was the common sight back in the 1950s. The connected sewerage system almost did not exist five decades ago. As days turned into months, and months into years, more sophisticated system such as individual and communal septic tanks, Imhoff tanks and oxidation ponds came into existence.

Letters 07 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Poor sanitation spoiling good infrastructure

From STILL PROUD TO BE A MALAYSIAN, Reading, England (via e-mail)

World 06 Feb 2007 | 12:00 AM

Jakarta floods trigger sanitation, disease concerns

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Flood waters receded in parts of Indonesia's capital on Tuesday, but huge areas remained submerged and officials were on guard for outbreaks of disease among the estimated 340,000 people displaced.

World 06 Feb 2007 | 12:00 AM

Jakarta floods trigger sanitation, disease concerns

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Flood waters receded in parts of Indonesia's capital on Tuesday, but huge areas remained submerged and officials were on guard for outbreaks of disease among the estimated 340,000 people displaced.

Nation 09 May 2008 | 12:00 AM

Relief effort to concentrate on health and sanitation in disaster zone

The first two Mercy Malaysia's relief officers who flew over to Myanmar on Wednesday night have started to establish contacts there.

Community 11 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Looking into sanitation

SO much planning was put into making the Visit Perak Year 2012 campaign a success with members of the tourism industry all ready to welcome it.

Nation 02 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM

Water for all

Access to safe drinking water and sanitation is a basic human right and the marginalised must not be neglected, says United Nations Special Rapporteur Léo Heller.

AseanPlus News 28 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Japan hopes basic toilet can save lives

Tokyo: Japan may be famous for high-tech toilets, but one local firm is hoping a much more basic model can help solve deadly sanitation problems in developing countries.

Community 03 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

City Hall launches new cleanliness rating system

KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has launched a sanitation blueprint and city ratings for Kuala Lumpur.