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August 25, 2018 10:24 AM Penang Forum says PIL 1 highway won't solve long term traffic woes

GEORGE TOWN: A Penang Forum member said the proposed Pan Island Link (PIL 1) highway would only help to solve Penang's traffic woes for five to six years. Speaking at a public event here, Dr Lim Mah Hui said traffic jams would once again be a problem by 2030. "After completion of (the highway), you may enjoy the 15 minutes drive from Gurney Drive to the (Penang 116

August 23, 2018 10:47 AM Call for clean-up of Langkawi after storm

LANGKAWI: Tourism Langkawi has called for a clean-up of the island after it was hit by a storm that uprooted trees and sunk roads. The overnight storm led to flash floods in Tanjung Rhu, Teluk Yu and Kuala Teriang. About 50 attap houses had their roofs damaged. Tourism Langkawi pro-tem committee chairman Ahmad Pishol Isahak said Langkawi would host the annual 13

August 22, 2018 6:57 AM Hurricane Lane grows to category 5 as it heads toward Hawaii

LOS ANGELES: Hurricane Lane has grown to a category 5 storm as it approaches Hawaii with potential for torrential rain, flash flooding and landslides, forecasters said. As per the latest models, the centre of Lane will move very close to or over the main Hawaiian Islands from Thursday through Saturday, the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane 11

August 21, 2018 9:10 AM Strengthening infrastructure in Balakong main thrust of PH manifesto

BANGI: Strengthening and developing infrastructure in Balakong is the main thrust of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) manifesto for the state seat's by-election. PH candidate Wong Siew Ki said she was determined to resolve the problems on flash floods and traffic congestion, which had been plaguing the constituents in Balakong. "The Sungai Balak banks will be upgraded 11

August 2, 2018 12:07 AM Corsica flash flood kills 4 including girl

SOCCIA: Four people including a seven-year-old girl were killed Wednesday after being swept away by a flash flood in a canyon on the French island of Corsica. The dead included a father and his young daughter as well as their guide, local prosecutor Eric Bouillard said. One of those killed was yet to be identified. A fifth person was still missing while 8

August 1, 2018 6:07 AM Watsons 8.8 Online Shopathon Festival

From Aug 1 to 10, shoppers at watsons.com.my are in for super savings. Better still, Watsons is offering goods from as low as RM0.88 and up to 88% off products when you shop online on Aug 8. If you're one of the top eight big spenders that day, you stand to win Samsonite 20in. luggage. In addition, the first 1,000 shoppers with purchases on Aug 8 will receive 24

August 1, 2018 3:46 AM Flash floods force closure of Miri school

MIRI: A torrential downpour since 2am today caused flash floods and a landslide in the Miri area, forcing the closure of a school and a longhouse to be partly flooded. Miri Fire and Rescue Station chief Law Poh Kiong said Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Lepong Ajai in the Bakong district was closed after the floodwaters rose to 1.5m. The floodwaters rose up to one metre 8

July 18, 2018 11:05 AM PKR wants Sarawak govt to furnish detail on RM3.36m wireless walk project

MIRI: The state government should reveal the full details of the RM3.36 million upgrading works of the Wireless Walk along North Yu Seng Road to ensure the project will not tarnish Miri City's tourism image once it is fully completed. PKR Member of Parliament Dr Michael Teo Yung Keng said the state's Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Ministry 9

July 10, 2018 6:49 AM Storm Beryl leaves thousands without power in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN: Thousands of Puerto Ricans lost power Monday as driving rains from the remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl neared the island, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria 10 months ago. "The entire government of Puerto Rico is on alert for the passage of Beryl's remnants, and heavy rain is expected in the local area," Ricardo Rossello, governor of the US territory 30

July 9, 2018 7:00 AM Japan PM cancels overseas trip as rain toll hits 100: Local media

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has cancelled a four-country foreign trip as the death toll from flooding and landslides caused by record rains hit 100, local media said Monday. Abe had been expected to visit Belgium, France, Saudi Arabia and Egypt from Wednesday. His office declined to comment on the reports. Abe reportedly told the deputy 16