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Water woes flooding cyberspace

PETALING JAYA: Stop talking and just give us our water! That seems to be the broad sentiment of residents in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur who are sick and tired of the prolonged water rationing. Over the past weeks, they have been flooding cyberspace with their complaints and angry cries of despair. Na …

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#WeAreAllMonkeys: Going bananas on social media

People all over the world are showing their support for an unofficial anti-racism campaign by taking selfies with bananas. Brazillian footballer Dani Alves has just become one of social medias biggest stars. The Barcelona defender has unwittingly turned the very normal act of eating a banana into a …

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Trainee pilot injured in light aircraft crash

KOTA BARU: A single-engine light aircraft crash landed in an open space at a densely-populated residential area, near here, causing its 20-year-old pilot to suffer head and leg injuries. Firemen took 15 minutes to pull M. Shankar out of the wrecked Piper Warrior II craft after they rushed there upon …

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Who is to blame for Selangor water woes?

The Selangor Government’s reluctance to gradually raise tariffs, to allow water companies to increase supply and reduce leakages, forced the Federal Government to step in and initiate damage control. Unfortunately, public anger is now directed at the wrong party. THE other day, I was listening to a …

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M’sian in the running for ‘Green Oscar’

PETALING JAYA: A Malaysian conservationist has been selected as one of eight finalists in this year’s Whitley Awards, an international ceremony dedicated to honouring the world’s best conservation efforts. A field biologist and long-term conservationist, Dr Melvin Gumal was picked from over 170 expe …

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Star Media Group launches shopping website

PETALING JAYA: Star Shopping, a new shopping website by Star Media Group, has been launched with a total of 10,000 products from 50 brands. Star Shopping is a partnership between Star Publications (M) Berhad and ShopStylers Sdn Bhd, marking another milestone for the media group in diversifying its d …

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Obama and Najib witness inking of three MoUs

KUALA LUMPUR: US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak witnessed the signing of several commercial deals between Malaysian and American companies worth US$ 2bil (Rm6.45bil) in the aviation, biotechnology and insurance sectors. The first memorandum of understanding inke …

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