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Day: April 23, 2011

Scrap Lynas plant

We refer to a statement by International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed that an independent panel will be established soon to conduct a study on the health and safety aspects of Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd's rare earth oxides plant in Gebeng. Following this, Lynas issued a statement that the company is confident that the one month review of its plant in Gebeng will reconfirm...
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Living my truth

Having resolved to live without oil for one year, Mark Boyle discusses the impact this has had on his life, and what the future holds for him. It’s impossible to tell how far down a certain path you’ll walk once you’ve taken that vital first step. Ten months ago I decided that I was going to live as oil-free a life as possible. Originally this consisted of me using no plastic,...
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Languages dying out the world over

Linguistic diversity is threatened in all four corners of the Earth. That’s the message in a ‘map of endangered language “hotspots” compiled as part of a project called Enduring Voices, which is backed by the US National Geographic Society. Most attempts to document linguistic diversity simply count the number of languages spoken in each geographic area. By this measure,...
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Soft methods won’t work with Mat Rempits

The Consumers Association of Penang is very concerned over a recent media report about the increasing number Mat Rempits with the potential to pose a threat to national security. This concern is shared by the Traffic Division of Bukit Aman, especially since an increasing number of youths below the age of 15 years are getting involved with the groups. The situation has become increasingly...
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