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Day: July 6, 2020

Penang Government has no powers to issue bonds without Federal approval

The Penang State Government has no powers to issue bonds to finance the three reclaimed islands project costing RM11 billion without the approval of the Federal Government. Article 111(2) of the Federal Constitution makes it abundantly clear that a State is allowed to borrow, for a period not exceeding five years, from a bank or other financial source only with the approval of the Federal...
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Antibiotic Resistance Affects Cancer Treatments

If antibiotic resistance persists -- for cancer patients, this may mean higher mortality, more difficult and more expensive treatment, and many side effects. Many treatment options will disappear entirely. Antibiotic resistant bacteria will thus set cancer treatment back for decades, while the incidence of cancer cases will continue to rise in the years to come. Cancer treatments such as...
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Cockle Breeding Grounds Threatened

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the government to investigate and take immediate action to address the problem of imminent threat and diminishing cockle breeding grounds. The long-standing problem since 10 years ago, is not only affecting the livelihood of fishermen and supply for consumers but has resulted in a price increase of cockles sold in markets. A market survey by SAM found that the...
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