By Hasnah Jusid ALOR SETAR -- This writer was greeted by a delicious aroma when she was about to set foot into Dewan Biru at Istana Anak Bukit. Upon entering the hall, the writer found the mouthwatering scent came from an impressive spread of traditional and modern dishes, arranged beautifully on a table.
Alor Setar: The Drainage and Irrigation Department plans to "improve" the flow of the Moyog river in the Kibabaig area of Penampang so as to minimise the recurrence of flash floods along Jalan Datuk Pang Lima Banting. "Once it is done, part of the water from upstream will be channelled to the Petagas river," he said, adding it hoped to launch this work very soon."
Alor Setar: The four-year-old girl who was subjected to physical abuse by the boyfriend of her mother is to undergo psychiatric treatment due to the trauma she had undergone, said Kedah Director of Health Datuk Norhizan Ismail. He said Thursday the girl had been placed under the care of a child psychiatrist and was responding positively to the rehabilitation process since her admission to the Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital in Sungai Petani on Nov 24. "She is able to open both her eyes which were swollen when she was brought to the hospital," he said.
ALOR SETAR: Villagers of Kampung Tepi Laut, Mukim Tebengau, Kuala Kedah, here were shocked when their village was infested by thousands of black caterpillars for the past three days. According to the father of the bride, Mat Ali Zainol, 56, insecticide was sprayed a day before the wedding, but it failed to reduce the number of the creepy crawlies.
Alor Setar: All political parties are now geared towards preparing for the 14th general election, which many expect will be held next year. Many also expect the coming election to be more challenging than the 13th general election, which was held in May 2013.
PLUS Malaysia Berhad will implement the electronic toll collection system at nine toll plazas in the north starting Nov 30. PLUS chief operating officer, Mohammad Fuad Khusairi said the the nine toll plazas are Hutan Kampung, Alor Setar Utara, Alor Setar Selatan, Pendang, Gurun, Sungai Petani Utara, Sungai Petani Selatan, Bertam, and Sungai Dua.
By Hasnah Jusid ALOR SETAR, Nov 21 -- The UMNO 2016 General Assembly to be held at month's end should be optimised as a platform for the party to show its capacity as a political medium representing the voice of the people, especially the Malays in the country. National Council of Professors' Political, Security and International Affairs Cluster head, Prof Datuk Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak said UMNO needed to demonstrate its relevancy despite facing various issues that could tarnish the credibility and image of the party.
Kedah Immigration Department detained 15 undocumented Thais in a raid, 'Op Ikrar' at three separate restaurants around Alor Setar City on Sunday. State Immigration Enforcement chief Mohd Shahrir Khalil said 10 men and five women aged between 20 and 40 were nabbed in the 6.25pm operation.
PLUS Malaysia Berhad will be launching full electronic toll collection from Hutan Kampung to Sungai Dua toll plaza in Penang on Nov 30. Its managing director Datuk Noorizah Abd Hamid said it would involve a total of nine toll stations in the Hutan Kampung to Sungai Dua stretch namely Alor Setar North, Alor Setar South, Gurun, Pendang, Sungai Petani North, Sungai Petani South and Bertam.
Alor Setar: Bursa Malaysia got a reprieve late Wednesday as investors digest the results of the US Presidential election which saw Republican candidate, Donald Trump, win the most powerful chair in the world. Despite the positive opening this morning supported by the overnight gains on Wall Street, Asian stocks retreated into negative territory thereafter.