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AseanPlus News 17 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Floods leave 300,000 homeless

B>GUWAHATI (India):/BVillagers scrambled to higher ground or crowded into government buildings after floods in northeast India left about 300,000 people homeless, officials said yesterday.

Lifestyle 17 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

How a river transforms from pristine to polluted

Sungai Penchala, which meanders through the heart of Petaling Jaya, looks more like a huge monsoon drain than a river. Looking at its murky water laden with all kinds of waste, it is hard to imagine that this river started off as a pristine, gurgling stream up in Bukit Kiara. Special report by HILARY CHIEW.

Nation 15 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Website with real-time water level, flood updates

Real-time information on floods and water levels at rivers can be obtained from the Drainage and Irrigation Department website.

Nation 15 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Burning on native land causing air quality concerns

Shifting cultivators have started open burning on native customary land in Sarawak for the new harvest season, triggering concerns over air quality.

Nation 14 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

City Hall: We only give 'disaster assistance'

Car owners or shopowners affected by the flash floods on Tuesday will not be compensated by City Hall.

Nation 12 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

PM: Government to divert water to reduce floods in KL

The government is building #8220;smart#8221; tunnels that can quickly channel water away from flood-prone areas in Kuala Lumpur as part of efforts to reduce flash floods.

Nation 12 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

More rainfall than in a month

The three-hour downpour on Tuesday recorded more rainfall than in an average month in the Klang Valley, with the heaviest showers in the Sungai Gombak, Sungai Klang and Sungai Ampang catchment areas.

Nation 12 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

City Hall evacuates 1,200 families

Some 1,200 families were evacuated from four areas in the city at the height of the massive floods in the Klang Valley on Tuesday.

Nation 11 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

'Rainfall double the usual'

The capital city was hit with the worst flash floods in the past two years, KL mayor Datuk Mohmad Shaid Mohd Taufek said. The average rainfall recorded was 42mm but Tuesday's rainfall was 92mm.

Nation 04 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Dry spell expected to affect Sarawak river transportation

The dry spell in Sarawak is expected to take its toll on the thousands of interior folk who depend heavily on river transportation daily.