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Protect trees for our future

Protect trees for our future

A RECENT tragic incident – a falling tree killing someone and injuring pedestrians during a storm – serves as a stark reminder of the growing challenges surrounding Malaysia’s trees. This isn’t an isolated event. Across the nation, a worrying trend is taking root, both literally and figuratively. While deforestation threatens …

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How turtles reduce threat from jellyfish

How turtles reduce threat from jellyfish

Green sea turtle making its way to sea at Pantai Kerachut, Penang. — Filepic Reptiles help keep Penang seas safer from venomous stings JELLYFISH bobbing around Penang Island must seem like a delectable treat for the green sea turtle or penyu agar. There are many videos of different species of …

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Focus on reforms, not terms

Focus on reforms not terms

WE as members of the orang kurang upaya (OKU) or disabled community, along with advocates, activists, care partners and allies, are profoundly disappointed by remarks made by Senator Isaiah Jacob published in a news portal on April 22. Our collective voice reflects a wide spectrum of experiences within the disabled …

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Take pride in Jalur Gemilang

Take pride in Jalur Gemilang

Faded or tattered flags must be removed, as sign of respect HOISTING the Jalur Gemilang during the Merdeka month is about patriotism and national pride. Malaysians will raise the flag in their homes and offices, with some going the extra mile by decorating their surroundings or vehicles to show their …

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Long-term solution sought for Forest Heights junction

Long term solution sought for Forest Heights junction

A recent tragic accident at a junction of Persiaran Forest Heights 1 leading towards Forest Park and Cassia Homes in Forest Heights neighbourhood, Negri Sembilan, led to immediate action from Seremban City Council (MBS) but the solution seems temporary at best. Persiaran Forest Heights 1 is a long stretch of …

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Better maintenance of parks required in Bangsar

Better maintenance of parks required in Bangsar

PARKS in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, are frequented by residents for recreation and sports. Many senior citizens congregate here practically daily for some exercise and chit chat. The adults can be seen jogging and brisk walking, while the children play on the swings and see-saws. Generally, these parks are well maintained. …

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Reps should focus on new villages for CNY celebrations

Reps should focus on new villages for CNY celebrations

STATE assemblymen and MPs should host Lunar New Year celebrations in new villages where the population is more than 80% Chinese. The state-level open house as well as festive celebrations by the people’s representatives in their constituencies, should be rotationally held at these new villages. This will provide a welcoming …

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Need to open lanes at busy Bank Negara roundabout

Need to open lanes at busy Bank Negara roundabout

I am writing to urge Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to immediately alleviate severe traffic congestion at Bulatan Dato’ Onn, more commonly known as Bank Negara roundabout. Over a year ago, the much- anticipated upgrade to this roundabout was completed. It was expected that the two “through traffic” lanes which …

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