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  • 19 Aug 2016- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistan has reportedly decided to approach an international court of arbitration to pursue the country’s case against India around the contentious Kishanganga and Ratle Power projects. The decision to move has been reached on the
  • 30 Jun 2016- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia The Malaysian government on June 30th extended the ban on bauxite mining in the country by two months, to September 14th. Officials from the federal government and Pahang state cited the high existing stockpiles of the mineral as
  • 25 May 2016- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia The moratorium on bauxite mining in Kuantan, in Malaysia’s Pahang state, may again be extended until stakeholders are able to meet all conditions set by the government, Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Wan
  • 18 Sep 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Water concessionaire Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) said this week that is was preparing to help consumers deal with possible water rationing in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya if current hot weather
  • 13 Oct 2014- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SHAH ALAM, Malaysia Three water treatment plants in Malaysia's Selangor state that were shut down over the weekend due to pollution from an oil spill are operational again, the Selangor Water Management Board (Luas) announced on October 12th.
  • 1 Aug 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia An influential Malaysian think tank is calling on the government of Selangor state to begin water rationing, after the state's water management authority reported that several of its major supply dams are drying up. Local
  • 16 Jun 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Malaysia’s Health Ministry is drafting a new law aimed at ensuring clean, safe drinking water that meets World Health Organization standards throughout the country, Minister Datuk Seri Dr. S. Subramaniam said last week. The draft
  • 11 Mar 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HONG KONG Recent volcanic eruptions in Indonesia are the likely cause of the severe drought in Malaysia and Singapore, according to a professor of earth sciences at the University of Hong Kong. Wyss Yim Wai-shu, who also served as deputy chair of a
  • 9 Dec 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Malaysia’s Territorial Army on December 6 deployed two Mobile Water Filter Systems to Pahang and Terengganu areas, which were hit hard by recent flood, in order to provide clean water to residents. “The assistance will be channeled
  • 19 Nov 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan The government of Pakistan’s Punjab state has announced plans to convert the Lahore Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) into a company. This move parallels the state government’s 2010 conversion of the city’s Solid Waste Management
  • A pollution-mapping project to identify sources of river pollution in Malaysia is expected to be completed by the end of this year, according to Malaysian Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Datuk Seri Douglas Uggah Embas.
  • 21 Mar 2012- 07:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Malaysia, KUALA LUMPUR Industry is contaminating drinking water catchment areas in the Malaysian city of Miri, on the island of Borneo in northern Sarawak. The city thrives on its oil and gas industry, which contributes heavily to Sarawak’s GDP. 
  • 26 Jul 2011- 09:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Malaysia, KUALA LUMPUR Protests have broken out in Malaysia over Australia-based Lynas Corporation’s rare earth development in the Gebeng area. Local and international NGOs have spoken out against the development, saying the waste produced at the rare
  • 5 Apr 2011- 11:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Malaysia, KUALA LUMPUR As the population of Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur swells, so too will water demand and the amount of waste that infiltrates it. A sustainability study conducted by IBM and Siemens suggests that the city badly needs to improve
  • 10 May 2010- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Malaysia, KUALA LUMPUR Investment holding company Aliran Ihsan Resources (AIR) announced after its annual general meeting last week in Kuala Lumpur that it is in talks with four states in the Malaysian peninsula, with a view to increasing its share of

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