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Day: October 20, 2020

Sand mining benefits few but detrimental to most

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is shocked that a private company Ageson Bhd has entered into joint venture (JV) agreements with Bintang Dayang Sdn Bhd (BDSB) for river sand and Menteri Besar Kedah Incorporated (MBI Kedah) for silica sand to mine and export 50,000 tonnes of river sand monthly to China and Hong Kong by end 2020. Such sand mining is sheer exploitation of Malaysian...
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Victim of the Caesarean Epidemic?

CAESAREAN birth is a major abdominal surgery that has potentially risky outcomes for both the mother and the baby. What is troubling is that Caesarean section rates are rising throughout the world; many Caesarean sections are done unnecessarily. They are also performed for non-medical reasons and for boosting doctors’ earnings and for their convenience. >> It was estimated that over half...
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