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Rapid progress ahead in Johor
 

By NELSON BENJAMIN, DESIREE TRESA GASPER and MOHD FARHAAN SHAH newsdesk@thestar.com.my | May 14, 2012 Rapid progress ahead in Johor PENGERANG: Southern Johor is poised to be become a major oil and gas hub with the development of refineries not just by Petronas but also by a Taiwan-based petrochemical company. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib…

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Islamic City set to take shape in Shah Alam
 

By CHRISTINA LOW christinalow@thestar.com.my | May 14, 2012 Islamic City set to take shape in Shah Alam Popular landmark: The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah mosque. SECTION 5 in Shah Alam is set to be turned into an “Islamic City” after the final plans have been approved by the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) and…

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Sultan: Don’t oppose development or you will become isolated
 

May 14, 2012 Sultan: Don’t oppose development or you will become isolated PENGERANG: Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar has reminded his subjects not to oppose any form of development if they do not want to be isolated or neglected. The ruler expressed his disappointment with a group of people who had objected to the development of…

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Cheras crematorium may be privatised to offer better services
 

By Stories by BAVANI M bavanim@thestar.com.my Photos by LOW BOON TAT | May 14, 2012 Cheras crematorium may be privatised to offer better services To be upgraded?: The 37-year-old DBKL crematorium is the only government-owned crematorium in Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is discussing with interested parties to privatise the 37-year-old Cheras crematorium…

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24-hour KR1M for Cuepacs
 

May 14, 2012 24-hour KR1M for Cuepacs MUAR: Cuepacs plans to operate its five Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia (KR1M) shops round-the-clock just like 7-Eleven outlets, its president Datuk Omar Osman said. “We will look for the most suitable sites in the country to set up our KR1M shops. We want them to really serve those in…

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NGOs not in favour of privatising crematorium
 

May 14, 2012 NGOs not in favour of privatising crematorium Shastri: If they are talking about it, then they must engage us. We are stakeholders, too. RELIGIOUS organisations said it was the government’s duty to provide burial grounds and crematorium facilities that were affordable for residents. They believe that government-run cemeteries and crematoriums should not…

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Suhakam: Agencies must study orang asli areas before developing
 

Story and photo by FONG KEE SOON keesoon@thestar.com.my | May 14, 2012 Suhakam: Agencies must study orang asli areas before developing In deep discuss ion: A group of orang asli sharing their problems with one another during a break on the final day of the Suhakam National Inquiry into the Land Rights of Indigenous Peoples….

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Johor ruler to meet community and visit 100-year-old temple
 

By CHRISTINA TAN metrose@thestar.com.my | May 14, 2012 Johor ruler to meet community and visit 100-year-old temple BATU PAHAT: Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, is expected to make his first visit to a century-old Chinese temple and to meet the Chinese community here on Wednesday during the Kembara Johor programme. The…

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Kulim Sentral in the works
 

By DERRICK VINESH derrickvinesh@thestar.com.my | May 14, 2012 Kulim Sentral in the works A SOPHISTICATED integrated transportation hub, with part of its design taken after the ‘futuristic-looking’ KL International Airport (KLIA), will be built in Bandar Putra Kulim, Kedah, soon. Kulim Municipal Council president Mohd Zohdi Saad said the RM11mil project, dubbed Kulim Sentral, would…

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Duped into paying for fogging
 

By VIJENTHI NAIR vijenthi@thestar.com.my | May 14, 2012 Duped into paying for fogging Target: Bogus pest control contractors are charging residents of Pandan Perdana flats between RM40 and RM80 for fogging services which are provided free by MBAJ. BOGUS pest control contractors have been making their rounds at the Pandan Perdana low-cost flats in Kuala…

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