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  • 9 Nov 2016- 12:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia The government of Laos has submitted a new request to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) secretariat to construct a dam on the Mekong, the MRC said in a statement this week. The Pak Beng Hydropower Project, a run-of-river project
  • 29 Aug 2016- 07:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos Laos has inaugurated construction work on the 260-megawatt Don Sahong hydropower project on the Mekong River this month, Lao news agency KPL reported last week. Laos had announced plans to start construction of the $720 million USD, 260
  • 15 Jun 2016- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia During its 32nd session this week, the United Nations Human Rights Council will discuss concerns from people in the region about Laos’s Don Sahong Dam project. The Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council has detailed human
  • 1 Apr 2016- 08:36 by Local Press Report PETALING JAYA Free Malaysia Today It has been decided that it is not economically feasible to treat millions of litres of contaminated water from the disused mining pool at the Mamut copper mine in Ranau, Sabah. Universiti Malaysia Sabah geologist Dr Felix
  • 18 Nov 2015- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The upcoming COP21 climate talks in Paris are an opportunity not just to reach an international climate agreement, but also to protect the current and future health of millions worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a
  • 30 Oct 2015- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SHAH ALAM, Malaysia The recently completed water industry restructuring in Malaysia’s Selangor state means an end to water rationing, Selangor Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) Mohamed Azmin Ali announced this week. "With this success, I promise …
  • 22 Oct 2015- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PETALING JAYA, Malaysia After two more cases of typhoid were reported in Kuala Lumpur this week, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam warned that poor conditions at foreign workers’ quarters in the area posed a threat to public health. He called
  • 28 Sep 2015- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PETALING JAYA, Malaysia Water pollution has become a serious problem in Malaysia, Dr. Dionysius Sharma, executive director and CEO of environmental group WWF-Malaysia, has warned. In a statement released last week ahead of World Rivers Day on September
  • 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
  • 24 Jul 2015- 09:42 by Local Press Report KOTA KINABALU Daily Express Consumers have been urged to conserve water in view of the ever diminishing water resources. Sabah Human Rights Association Chairman Lee Pun Yee claimed the Babagon and Telibong water reservoirs could only supply enough water to
  • 29 Jan 2015- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUCHING, Malaysia Former Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad this week called on the government to reconsider planned hydropower projects in Sarawak state, on Borneo Island. Mahathir, who was speaking at the International Energy Week conference taking
  • 21 Oct 2014- 11:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia A coalition of Cambodian, Thai, and US NGOs this week asked the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) to intervene and look into the social and environmental impacts of Laos' Don Sahong Dam project on the Mekong River.
  • 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.
  • 13 Aug 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PETALING JAYA, Malaysia Malaysia’s Selangor state may extend the water restrictions imposed for car wash operators to other industries that consume large quantities of water, including golf courses, laundries and swimming pools, according to National
  • 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

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