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September 4, 2018 1:13 PM Latest bird flu case detected in Tuaran

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Veterinary Service Department detected the latest bird flu outbreak in two villages in Tuaran. Sabah Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Junz Wong said the bird flu outbreak was detected in Kampung Laya-Laya Tuaran and Kampung Ladang Tenghilan Estate. "These two areas are confirmed positive with bird flu since Aug 23, but checks 99

September 2, 2018 2:30 PM Storm damages houses, vehicles in Seputeh

KUALA LUMPUR: Heavy rain and strong winds damaged many houses and vehicles in Seputeh here yesterday. Seputeh MP Teresa Kok said she would help affected residents including those living at Block C, Muhibbah People's Housing Project (PPR) in Jalan Kelang Lama here to file claims. "We will follow up with the relevant parties for further action," she told reporters 15

September 2, 2018 11:45 AM Be aware of bad weather and take precautions: MetMalaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) advised the public to be weather-sensitive and take precautionary measures in the wake of heavy rains and strong winds that damaged houses and uprooted trees in the federal capital yesterday evening. MetMalaysia National Weather and Geophysics Operations Centre director Dr Mohd Hisham 31

September 2, 2018 8:46 AM CM welcomes fair treatment assurance to Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal welcomed the assurance that the federal government would provide fair treatment towards the development of the state. He said the assurances not only addressed the minimum wage but also other development-related matters in Sabah. "I'll definitely discuss with (Tun Dr Mahathir) on other 9

August 30, 2018 6:01 AM Voluntary surrender programme ends at midnight tonight

PUTRAJAYA: The voluntary surrender programme or better known as 3+1 Programme, which was introduced in 2014 to resolve the issue of illegal immigrants in the country, will end when the clock strikes midnight tonight. Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali (pix) said this was confirmed by Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who earlier 56

August 26, 2018 9:12 AM Education Ministry to build and relocate 26 Chinese schools

THE Education Ministry is working on building and relocating a total of 26 Chinese primary schools based on the "10+6+10" formula. According to a report in Nanyang Siang Pau today, Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching said the Pakatan Harapan government will not only implement the "10+6" (building 10 new Chinese primary schools and relocating six others) 10

August 26, 2018 6:13 AM Sri Lankan foreign minister coming for one-day working visit tomorrow

PUTRAJAYA: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka Tilak Marapana (pix) will undertake a working visit to Malaysia tomorrow. In a statement today, the Foreign Ministry (Wisma Putra) said the Minister would be accompanied by senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka. "This will be Tilak's inaugural visit to Malaysia since assuming 11

August 25, 2018 8:53 AM API in Peninsular Malaysia at moderate level

KUALA LUMPUR: The Air Pollution Index (API) in all states in the Peninsular, as well as several areas in Sabah and Sarawak, remained at a satisfactory level today. According to the latest readings on the Malaysian Air Pollution Index (APIMS), as of 3 pm today, all these areas recorded moderate levels of between 53 and 81. Several areas in Melaka recorded 10

August 25, 2018 2:50 AM 'Snake alert' issued in India's flood-hit Kerala

NEW DELHI: Hospitals are readying anti-venom and flood victims returning home in the Indian state of Kerala have been told to stay alert as receding waters leave behind a glut of snakes. Local media reports warned that snakes may be "hiding in cupboards" or under carpets, among clothes or inside washing machines in homes previously submerged by floods 11

August 24, 2018 6:22 AM Canada concerned over reported Saudi death sentences for activists

MONTREAL: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed concern Thursday over reports that human rights activists in Saudi Arabia face the death penalty. The two countries are locked in a diplomatic dispute triggered by Canadian criticism of the kingdom's human rights record, but Trudeau said Canada continues to "engage diplomatically" with Saudi Arabia 13