Bicycle and van squads will be going around residential areas to monitor cleanliness and promote health awareness in view of the rise in dengue fever cases, said state health committee chairman Halimah Sidique.
Foreign news in brief including that Singapore#8217;s opposition party, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), has urged the republic to review its decision to bar Muslim schoolgirls from wearing the I>tudung/Ito school.
The Health Ministry has ordered an investigation into complaints of Indonesian maids who have been certified medically fit back home but arrive here with contagious diseases and other health problems, its parliamentary secretary S. Sothinathan said.
A witness in the murder trial of Hasleza Ishak, the second wife of the Raja di-Hilir Perak, told a High Court that he saw a man dragging a woman out of her car and forcing her into another car at Taman Pinji Perdana in Ipoh.
Abstinence-only proponents say teaching the young about birth control is simply inviting them to have sex; advocates for comprehensive sex education say withholding detailed information leads to dire medical consequences.