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Association Wants To Discuss Conservation Of Shark, Ray Populations With Sabah Fisheries Department

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Fisheries Department’s determination to analyse fish landing trends in the state is vital in the moves towards managing sharks and rays.

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Perlis Aims To Be A High-Income State By 2030 - MB Azlan Man

KANGAR: Perlis is expected to attract more investments through the new development blueprint which spans until 2025.

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'Tell All' Session Over Illegal Factory Controversy Disappoints As Phee Chooses To Attack Media Reports

GEORGE TOWN: What was supposed to be a “tell all” session by Phee Boon Poh on the controversy surrounding the illegal carbon filter factory in Sungai Lembu turned out to be a “downer” when he did not address anything.

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'Kelantan Nada Needs To Be Fully Committed To Addressing Drug Abuse Among Students'

KOTA BARU: The state National Anti-Drugs Agency (Nada) must give its full commitment to the 31 schools in Kelantan which were reported to be the “hotspot” for disciplinary issues like drug abuse.

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Norlela Treads A Lonely Path

GEORGE TOWN: Penanti assemblyman Dr Norlela Ariffin has taken to Facebook to vent her frustration over the treatment she received following the expose on the illegal carbon filter factory in Sungai Lembu.

In a posting today, Norlela lamented how Pakatan Harapan supporters had accused her of being a 'Barisan Nasional mole' over the issue.

"My comrades have distanced themselves from me.

"It is really sad when the Chinese businesses in Penanti are scolding (me) and sympathising with the illegal factory.

"They even called me 'useless ADUN' (assemblyman) for causing the illegal factory to close down and for disturbing those who are trying to make a living," she said.

Norlela also provided a link to the objection petitions by the villagers of Sungai Lembu as well as a lawyer letter to sue the Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) after the JKKK sent an SMS to the factory, complaining about some villagers who had fallen ill, allegedly from the factory's operations.

"When people see the signed petitions from the villagers and the letters from the Sungai Lembu JKKK, I hope they will understand that as an elected representative, I have no other option but to raise the people's concerns and only went to the police after I was threatened," she added.

The objection petitions, which have since gone online, were signed by more than 170 villagers.

The objection petitions, dated Sept 25 last year, were sent to Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and the then Seberang Prai Municipal Council president Datuk Maimunah Mohd Sharif.

Meanwhile, Netizens have rallied behind Norlela, questioning why she was being sidelined for raising people's issues.

Bazlan Shah said: "Pelik sungguh saya...kenapa pkr tak back up yb??knp mereka jauhkn diri??where is datin seri wan azizah?DSAI?AMK penang?pkr penang? ..are there hiding?? Atau takut kpd lim dynasty??"

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IIUM Takes On Role Of World #QuranHour Annual Host

KUALA LUMPUR: The International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) has announced that it will be the yearly host, or “hotspot” for organising the World #QuranHour campaign, following the success of last year’s event.

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RSAF Flies Injured US Sailors To Singapore Hospital

JOHOR BARU: Five American sailors reported to be injured in the United States guided missile-destroyer collision with an oil tanker off eastern Johor today have been taken to the Singapore General Hospital.

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Train Services To Cease Between KL Sentral And Kepong Station For Next Two Days

KUALA LUMPUR: Train services between Kl Sentral and Kepong station will be disrupted for two days, from tomorrow (Tuesday).

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Two Of Osaka Trio Apologise Over Lodge Incident

KUALA LUMPUR: Two of the three Malaysian youths who came under heavy fire from Malaysian netizens over their unruly behaviour during their stay at a Osaka lodge recently, made an open apology via social media.

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Rosyam Nor, Local Media Climb Menara KL In Conjunction With #Quranhour

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 -- Local celebrity Datuk Rosyam Nor along with 20 participants, including local media representatives, today climbed the 2,200 steps at Menara Kuala Lumpur (Menara KL) in conjunction with the 'Climb for #QuranHour' programme, in about an hour’s time.

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