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Driving home safety message

BENTONG: Almost 20% of road deaths in 2013 involved young Malaysians, and this has prompted the Government to step up road safety programmes in schools.


Many upset over online test hold-up

PETALING JAYA: Physiotherapy student Sofea Narisha had been hoping to get her driving licence by next month so she could drive to university.


Book shortage hampers learner drivers

PETALING JAYA: Thousands of learner drivers and motorcyclists are facing a major bump on the road before they can even start because of an acute shortage of the highway code books for ‘L’ licences under the new driving curriculum implemented on Aug 1.


New helmets and vests for safer journeys

MOTORCYCLISTS in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, had a pleasant surprise when they were given new helmets during a campaign on road safety.


Right attitude to safety

Cases of students injured from damaged facilities in schools has brought home the importance of occupational safety in schools.


School safety to be made KPI for principals

PUTRAJAYA: School safety will be made a key performance indicator for school heads to reduce the number of break-ins and accidents in schools, said Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.


DO: Halt sand mining activities at tragic river spot

SEGAMAT: The District Office has ordered an immediate halt to sand mining near the spot where eight teenagers drowned in Sungai Muar near Buloh Kasap.


Mass evacuation saves Indian lives as cyclone leaves trail of destruction

GANJAM/BHUBANESWAR, India (Reuters) - A mass evacuation saved thousands of people from India's fiercest cyclone in 14 years, but aid workers warned a million would need help after their homes and livelihoods were destroyed.


Canteens awarded for cleanliness

PUTRAJAYA: About a quarter of all food poisoning cases reported in the country last year was suspected to have come from the consumption of meals prepared in school canteens.


Chapters of the past

A teacher first, then a writer, our columnist shares her inspiring and enlightening journey with The Star over the last 17 years.