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September 3, 2018 9:54 AM Sri Lanka probes deaths of wild elephants

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan authorities on Monday began investigating the deaths of wild elephants in the east of the island after pulling seven carcasses out of a marsh, a minister said. Wildlife Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma said six out of the seven animals found in the swamp were young — below the age of 12 — and he suspected that many more may have died there 6

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 14, 2018 6:40 AM Mercy to focus on Mon State where 10,166 people in 10 villages are hit

KUALA LUMPUR: Mercy Malaysia will focus its Myanmar humanitarian effort on the Mon State which had been hit by the most severe floods in 40 years. Mercy Malaysia Myanmar country manager Shah Fiesal Hussain said the first phase of its relief efforts started in late May when a team of four assessed the situations in Mon, Kayin and Bago states. He said 10 villages 10

August 2, 2018 12:52 PM Decision to descent Mt Rinjani a day earlier saved lives of Malaysian climbers

SEPANG: The decision to shorten the time spent on the summit of Mount Rinjani in Indonesia and descent a day earlier saved the lives of the climbing expedition members from Malaysia. A spokesman of the expedition, Haziq Wafi Mohd Azman said based on the group's initial plan, they were to have climbed down from Mount Rinjani on Sunday, the day Lombok 10

July 23, 2018 9:34 AM Nga Kor Ming stresses that he has never been against any religion or race

DEWAN Rakyat Deputy Speaker Nga Kor Ming, who is known for his oratory skills and sometimes "controversial" speeches, emphasises that he is not anti-Malay. The Teluk Intan MP and Perak DAP chief said he has been fighting to uphold democracy of the country, justice and equality, and has never been against any religion or race. "I always believe that whether 8

July 7, 2018 8:09 AM Body found buried in durian orchard

GELANG PATAH: Police found the body of a man buried in a durian orchard in Kangkar Pulai on Thursday. When contacted today, Iskandar Puteri police chief Assistant Commissioner Noor Hashim Mohamad said a police team had rushed to the scene at 2.50pm after being alerted by villagers. He said the body, which was clad in a red t-shirt and shorts, showed 14

June 25, 2018 1:48 PM Baby boy left abandoned by roadside in Pendang

ALOR STAR: A baby boy, in perfect condition, was found alive and abandoned by the road shoulder near Kampung Pulai, Tokai, Pendang, early this morning. Pendang district police chief DSP Arriz Sham Hamezah said at the 7.30am incident, villagers who passed through the area found the baby wrapped in cloth before lodging a police report. "Upon receiving 9

June 18, 2018 7:38 AM Guatemala volcano search called off with nearly 200 unaccounted for

GUATEMALA CITY: Authorities on Sunday called off a search for the nearly 200 people missing since Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted earlier this month, devastating the surrounding countryside. Officials have confirmed the deaths of 110 people as a result of the volcanic eruption on June 3, but another 197 remain unaccounted for. A spokesman for the government's 10

June 18, 2018 4:48 AM Man shoots dead fellow hunter mistaken for boar

KUCHING: The police have arrested a man who claimed to have accidentally shot dead a fellow hunter in the Sg Engkelut jungle in Pakan, Sarikei, yesterday after mistaking him for a wild boar. The 36-year-old man had shot the 25-year-old friend at about noon after they went their separate ways in the jungle and he spotted what he believed to be a wild boar, Sarawak 10

May 27, 2018 2:07 AM Over 250 Lunas villagers hit by flash floods

KULIM: More than 250 residents of 10 villages in Lunas have been affected by flash floods due to heavy rain from 2pm to 8pm yesterday. Lunas state assemblyman Azman Nasrudin said all the victims were placed at two flood relief centres opened at the Sungai Seluang Mosque and Taman Sang Kancil Surau. "The main road connecting Padang Serai and Lunas was also flooded 13