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Businessman suffers RM1m loss in Taiping shoplot fire

TAIPING,  May 30 (Bernama) --  The proprietor of a shop selling furniture, carpet and electrical appliances suffered more than RM1 million in losses when the premise was burnt down in a fire that also razed 20 other shop units in Taman Kuning Permai, Jalan Air Kuning, here today. 

Riad Mohd Ali, 49, said the fire was first realised at 9am by several of his workers who lived on the top most floor of the three-storey shoplot. 

They tried their best to put out the blaze, but failed after the flames spread rapidly. 

“My workers said there was an explosion, causing the fire to spread quickly which forced them to call the Fire and Rescue Department,” he told Bernama, here today.

Riad said he had been trading from the shop unit for the past 10 years.....

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PBAPP waits approval for TSM before formulating water tariff review


GEORGE TOWN, May 30 (Bernama) -- Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) is waiting for the approval of the Tariff Setting Mechanism (TSM) before formulating a water tariff review proposal for its future projects fund, said chief executive officer (CEO) Datuk Jaseni Maidinsa.

 
 

Ipoh Rohingya community tighten belts for children's education


IPOH, May 30 (Bernama) -- The elders of a small Rohingya community here are forced to tighten their belts most days just to ensure their children are not denied basic education.

 
 

Non-Muslims can distribute tithes - Penang Mufti


BUTTERWORTH, May 29 (Bernama) -- It is permissible for non-Muslims to distribute tithes to recipients, said Penang Mufti Datuk Seri Dr Wan Salim Wan Mohd Noor today.

 
 

Single mum persevering against all odds to raise children


GEORGE TOWN, May 29 (Bernama)-- A woman is persevering against all odds to bring up her two children, with the older one suffering from Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML), following her husband’s death  due to heart problems last April.

 
 

12 children from shelter homes to celebrate raya with their families


ALOR SETAR, May 29 (Bernama) -- Kota Setar District Social Welfare Department (SWD) together with the Alor Setar MP Service Centre is making arrangements to bring 12 children including teenagers who have been placed in shelter homes in other states to celebrate Aidilfitri with their respective families in Kedah.

 
 

Police nab senior citizen over three-wheel stall fire


BUTTERWORTH, May 29 (Bernama) -- A senior citizen was detained to help in investigation over an arson case involving a three-wheel stall at Bagan Ajam, here on Sunday, said North Seberang Perai district police chief ACP Noorzainy Mohd Noor today.

 
 

NAFAS temporarily suspends operation of five non-performing subsidiaries


ALOR SETAR, May 29 (Bernama) -- The National Farmers Organisation (NAFAS) has temporarily suspended operation of five of its subsidiary companies, to allow the management to review their business activities in determining if the subsidiaries should continue or cease operation.

 
 

Baby girl dies after smacking by father in Perlis


KANGAR, May 29 (Bernama) -- A man who was suspected of causing the death of his six-month-old baby at his house in Kampung Baroh, Santan, here last Saturday, had been remanded today.

 
 

Bukit Kukus paired road to open partially by mid-2020


GEORGE TOWN, May 29 (Bernama) – The Penang government aims to complete the Penang Island City Council’s (MBPP) portion of the RM545.6 million Jalan Bukit Kukus paired road project by the middle of next year.

 
 

Man nabbed with 300kg of ketum leaves in Kuala Nerang


ALOR SETAR, May 29 (Bernama) -- Police have apprehended a man and confiscated 30 bags of ketum leaves weighing 300 kilogrammes valued at about RM9,000 in Jalan Kampung Tengah, Kuala Nerang, yesterday.

 
 
 

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