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Out to make road safe in wake of fatal accident
 

May 18, 2012 Out to make road safe in wake of fatal accident THE state government has come up with several safety measures at Jalan Perkampongan Valdor following an accident which killed a night market worker last month. Penang Public Works, Utilities and Transport Committee chairman Lim Hock Seng said that among the moves was…

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DCM: Don’t build homes along foothills of Mt Kinabalu
 

By DURIE RAINER FONG durie@thestar.com.my | May 18, 2012 DCM: Don’t build homes along foothills of Mt Kinabalu KOTA KINABALU: Those thinking of building homes and structures along the foothills of Mount Kinabalu have been told to think twice. The advice came from Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan following last week’s landslide…

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Building a legacy of excellence
 

Power Lunch By Marina Suwendy | May 18, 2012 Building a legacy of excellence Simplicity: Part of the food that Leong expressed appreciation for. Striding in for our Power Lunch, Mah Sing Group Bhd group managing director Tan Sri Leong Hoy Kum looked every bit the corporate leader and father figure. He was accompanied by…

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Getting an iconic clock tower back in tick-tock shape
 

May 18, 2012 Getting an iconic clock tower back in tick-tock shape KOTA KINABALU: Repairs and restoration works have begun on the city’s iconic century-old Atkinson Clock Tower. The Sabah Museum, which is responsible for the 16m-tall clock tower, recently engaged a contractor to examine and fix the mostly timber structure as well as maintain…

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Barisan component parties say no crematorium privatisation
 

By BAVANI M bavanim@thestar.com.my Photos by SIA HONG KIAU | May 18, 2012 Barisan component parties say no crematorium privatisation We object: (Third from left) Chandrakumanan, Chew and FT PPP Information chief M. Kumaravelu discussing matters pertaining to the Cheras crematorium project. Several Barisan Nasional component parties in the Federal Territory do not want the…

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Semelai folk under threat since gazetting of wetlands reserve in Pahang
 

By SHAILA KOSHY koshy@thestar.com.my | May 18, 2012 Semelai folk under threat since gazetting of wetlands reserve in Pahang KUALA LUMPUR: The orang asli living at Tasik Bera have been in conflict with the authorities since the natural freshwater wetlands system was listed as a Ramsar site. Kampung Gau batin (village head) Norya Abas said…

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Molotov cocktail thrown into home of businessman
 

May 18, 2012 Molotov cocktail thrown into home of businessman Burnt: A picture showing a part of the house which was damaged by the Molotov cocktail in Luyang, Kota Kinabalu, yesterday. KOTA KINABALU: A family’s peaceful night was shattered after a Molotov cocktail was thrown into the compound of their home in Luyang here. A…

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Ho Hup gets leave to appeal in case watched by corporate world
 

By DANIEL KHOO AND MAIZATUL NAZLINA starbiz@thestar.com.my | May 18, 2012 Ho Hup gets leave to appeal in case watched by corporate world Wong (right) in discussion with his lawyer Malik Imtiaz Sarwar at the Federal Court in Putrajaya. PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court has granted leave to Ho Hup Construction Co Bhd to appeal against…

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Cremation fee remains
 

By VIJENTHI NAIR vijenthi@thestar.com.my | May 17, 2012 Cremation fee remains Affordable to all: The 37-year-old DBKL crematorium is the only government-owned crematorium in KL. There is a call for the government to provide more for the residents with an anticipated increase in population. CREMATION fees at the Cheras crematorium will remain at RM100, even…

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Collapsed drain causes flood
 

By S.PUSPADEVI puspa@thestar.com.my | May 17, 2012 Collapsed drain causes flood A COLLAPSED drain and blocked drain sump (a square pit that connects the drainage system) along Jalan Selvadurai in Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur is causing floods, resulting in a massive traffic jam in the area. A Kampung Kasipillai resident, Lim Seng Yor, 77, said…

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