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21-vehicle pile-up on highway

Thick smoke from the open burning of padi stalks caused a 21-vehicle pile-up at the 59.8 kilometre stretch of the North-South Expressway near here yesterday.


MB orders a stop to open burning along highway

From the Malay Press: The car, in which Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Syed Razak Syed Zain was being driven, was covered by thick smoke at the North-South Expressway near Gurun on Thursday following the open burning of padi stalks by farmers.


Roofs blown off, trees uprooted in freak storm

A freak storm with winds of up to 30knots hit several areas here, catching thousands unawares and leaving a trail of destruction.


Sabah’s prolonged dry spell brings back haze

The prolonged dry spell and open burnings have brought the haze back to Sabah.


DOE: No haze in Sabah, just dry spell

There is no haze in Sabah as the Air Quality Index indicates #8220;good and moderate#8221; readings, said Department of Environment (DOE) air division director Che Asmah Ibrahim.

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Third body found at highway collapse site

The body of a Land Transport Authority engineer was found at the Nicoll Highway collapse site yesterday morning, bringing to three the number of dead from the accident.


Copter hindered by cloud cover

Police helicopter pilot Asst Supt Abdul Rashid Abdul Jamil needed all his 15 years of flying experience to rescue two seriously injured hill climbers from the cloud-covered Gunung Rajah peak.


DOE spots open burnings

As weathermen continues to monitor the hazy situation in the Klang Valley, an aerial surveillance team spotted smoke billowing from several farms and smallholdings that were dangerously situated on peat lands.


Rock-blasting at Rajang River likely

The huge rocks in several stretches of the upper Rajang River in Pelagus and Balleh, which obstruct the passage of passenger boats during low tide may be removed by blasting.


Chan: Wear helmets at all times

The many deaths among motorcyclists and pillion riders in road accidents has prompted the need to highlight the importance of wearing helmets under a National Helmet Campaign to be launched in July.