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  • 14 Mar 2019- 12:04 by Local Press Report KUALA LUMPUR The Malaysian Reserve Bauxite mining and exports will not begin immediately after the expiry of the moratorium end of this month, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar. He said the government will continue to
  • 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
  • 15 Feb 2016- 09:24 by Local Press Report KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian Insider Authorities in Pahang appear to have turned a blind eye on the far-reaching consequences of bauxite mining in the state to the detriment of the people, the Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) said Saturday. Its
  • 11 Jan 2016- 08:56 by Local Press Report KUALA LUMPUR Malay Mail Online Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has advised Kuantan residents to avoid using raw water from polluted rivers to avoid health problems. Meanwhile, the Pahang Health Department has taken measures to
  • 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
  • 4 Jun 2015- 11:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The American Red Cross raised almost $500 million USD to help rebuild Haiti in the wake of the devastating January 2010 earthquake, yet little of that money has actually gone toward on-the-ground programs, according to an
  • 29 May 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank on May 27th approved $50 million USD, in the form of an International Development Association (IDA) grant, to improve access to clean water and sanitation for some 300,000 Haitians in small towns and rural
  • 20 Mar 2015- 09:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Regional Coalition for Water and Sanitation to Eliminate Cholera in Hispaniola has called on the international community to step up efforts to end the epidemic in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The call was made
  • 27 Feb 2015- 10:18 by Local Press Report KUALA LUMPUR Malay Mail Online Malaysia will study the disaster management models of disaster-prone countries, such as Philippine, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, and work with the United Nations disaster management division to formulate a better disaster
  • 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.
  • 6 Oct 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on October 6th announced a five-year project that will use satellite imagery to combat flooding and other
  • 22 Aug 2014- 07:38 by Local Press Report KUALA LUMPUR Free Malaysia Today The contamination of the Bernam River which caused the water treatment plant in Sabak Bernam to shut down shows that the relevant authorities are not doing their jobs, Energy Consumer Association of Malaysia (Wecam) secretary
  • 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

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