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171 evacuated to relief centres

KUCHING: A total of 171 flood victims have been moved to evacuation centres (PPS) as of Sunday (Jan 31). A report by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) and Sarawak Civil Defence Force (APM) released today at 4pm said the...

Flood management in Sarawak — back then and now

Now, as soon as your house is flooded, rescue teams are dEspatched to help flood victims to evacuate to relief centres (PPS). – Zarena Abdullah, flood victim Having to face floods in Sarawak in the 1960s to 1980s cannot be...

Several areas statewide still on flood monitoring

KUCHING: Several areas statewide are still on flood monitoring at certain areas that are affected for the past days. In Kapit, 129 residents of 23-door Rumah Philimon in Nanga Bawai have been evacuated to SK Nanga Bawai due to the...

State always ready for floods: Uggah

KUCHING: Despite focusing on fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has not forgotten its flood management role at the state, divisional, and district levels. Its chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said that the committee would...

Malaysia shows spirit of Asean solidarity by bringing home Singaporeans, Indonesian

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has again shown its concern and ability in managing the welfare of its stricken citizens overseas after successfully repatriating 46 people stranded in Tehran, Iran following the Covid-19 pandemic. This is its third successful mission after evacuating Malaysians from Wuhan, China...

Stranded Malaysians take special flight out of India

NEW DELHI: Zulkhis Abdul Jalil came to know in time that a special flight would depart New Delhi for Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday night. The 52-year-old Malaysian's earlier attempt to fly out of India ended in him being stranded at Bangalore on Tuesday as...

US to evacuate citizens from coronavirus-hit cruise ship

MOSCOW: The United States is preparing for the evacuation of US citizens from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which is quarantined off the Japanese port of Yokohama over the outbreak of COVID-19 on board, Sputnik news agency reported, citing US media reports. Around 380 US citizens,...

Second evacuation flight from Wuhan: Singapore

SINGAPORE: Singapore is planning a second evacuation flight from Wuhan, the epicentre of the 2019 novel coronavirus. The first flight on Jan 30 evacuated 92 Singaporeans from Wuhan. According to a spokesperson at the republic’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), the Singapore government continues to be...

Evacuation at Changi control tower; 50 flights delay, 9 diverted

By Massita Ahmad SINGAPORE: Flight operations at Singapore's Changi Airport were disrupted at 12.10 am today due to evacuation at the Changi Control Tower. According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), the Tower had to be evacuated as the...

Residents allowed brief visit amid eruption

AGONCILLO (Philippines): Thousands of residents under orders to evacuate from a town near the Philippine volcano Taal were allowed to briefly visit homes yesterday to rescue their animals and recover some possessions, taking advantage of what appeared to be...
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An unforgettable jungle jaunt

And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.— John Muir, mountaineer In 1993, I travelled...
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