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Nation 30 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Quake in Sumatra, tremors in Malaysia (Update 8)

A powerful earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of Padang in southern Sumatra at about 6.17pm, causing tremors as far away as peninsular Malaysia.

World 01 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Strong quake hits Indonesia's north Sumatra

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hit the northern part of Indonesia's Sumatra island on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said on its Web site, although no damage or casualties were immediately reported.

Community 04 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Sumatra ‘duty’ for reps

Every Selangor executive councillor has been assigned to a province in Sumatra, Indonesia, and their job is to promote the state to the people in the neighbouring country.

AseanPlus News 15 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Quake measuring 6.9 rocks Sumatra

An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale rocked parts of Indonesia's Sumatra island Saturday, renewing fears of a tsunami but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Nation 26 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia vows to check raging fires in Sumatra

Indonesia is seeking help to put out the raging fires in Sumatra - the source of the haze over neighbouring Malaysia - and taking to court those who carry out open burning.

AseanPlus News 12 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Floods hit southern Thailand and Sumatra

B>BANGKOK/JAKARTA:/BFloods caused by heavy seasonal rains have hit several provinces in southern Thailand and in Sumatra, Indonesia.

World 06 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM

Quake hits Sumatra, tremor felt in Singapore

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale shook Indonesia's Sumatra island on Tuesday, panicking residents in West Sumatra province and sending slight tremors to neighbouring Singapore.

Nation 06 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM

30 dead after two earthquakes hit Sumatra

The deathtoll from two earthquakes that hit Sumatra on Tuesday has risen to 30 noshade size=1 width=50%>

Nation 09 Sep 2015 | 11:13 AM

Lack of equipment, staff hamper Sumatra fire-fighting

JAKATRA: A lack of equipment and firefighters in regions hit by forest and peat fires is hampering operations as thick haze disrupted flights in parts of Sumatra.

AseanPlus News 13 Oct 2015 | 2:30 PM

Minister: Task force needs about 10 days to douse Sumatra fires

INDONESIA: The multinational task force helping Indonesia to put out fires in South Sumatra has met with some success, but it will take about 10 days before the flames can be largely extinguished, said a minister.