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Tempers Flare After Enforcers Try To Destroy Rubber Trees

PASIR PUTEH, Sept 14 (Bernama) — There was near riot when enforcers from the Pasir Puteh Land and District Office tried to destroy rubber trees alleged to have been cultivated illegally on government land in Kampung Chelah Chat here, Wednesday. … Continue reading

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Riot police ready to confront boatpeople

RIOT police are training daily in a jungle clearing on Christmas Island in preparation for the arrival of 54 asylum-seekers due to be deported to Malaysia. Shortly after dawn yesterday, the group of about 20 Australian Federal Police from the … Continue reading

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Rare earth ‘gold rush’ extracts a price

Riot squad teams were on alert and rush-hour traffic was brought to a standstill in Kuala Lumpur late last week as hundreds of demonstrators descended on the Australian high commission. The crowd chanted, waved placards, wore black T-shirts bearing slogans … Continue reading

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Villagers protest against alleged illegal logging

LIMBANG: About 100 residents from Long Sebayang and Long Napir staged a demonstration to protest against an alleged illegal logging in their Native Customary Rights NCR) land here yesterday. They  alleged that they were treated as  ‘aliens’ when their Native … Continue reading

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Insurance agent arrested in probe into torching of logging equipment

KUCHING: A 46-year-old insurance agent from Serian was arrested last Sunday in connection with the torching of logging machinery at a timber camp in Tebedu, Serian. He has been placed on remand for four days pending investigation. The suspect from … Continue reading

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100 demonstrate in protest against villagers’ detention

TEBEDU: A group of around 100 people held a peaceful demonstration near the Tebedu Police Station last Saturday morning to protest the detention of five men from Temong Mawang over the torching of heavy machineries, lorries and quarters in a … Continue reading

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Four Arrested After Protest Against Lynas Project

KUANTAN, May 15 (Bernama) — Four people, including two women were arrested in an anti-Lynas rare earth plant protest here Sunday after they ignored the police order to disperse. The four were among 150 people, who held an illegal demonstration … Continue reading

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Police Warn Of Stern Action Against Trouble Makers In Protest Against Plant

KUANTAN, May 11 (Bernama) — Police warned today that stern action will be taken against anyone trying to create chaos from the protest against the building of a rare earth plant in the Gebeng industrial area here. Pahang police chief … Continue reading

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Villagers protest against logging

TEBEDU: Seven heavy machinery, four lorries and five logging workers quarters were allegedly torched by residents of 10 villages here to protest against logging activities. The villagers claimed the loggers had encroached into their land and the logging activities damaged … Continue reading

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18 Held At Protest Over Price Increases

KUALA LUMPUR, May 1 (Bernama) — The police arrested 18 people on Sunday at what they said was an illegal gathering here of about 500 protesting over price increases and a minimum wage. Dang Wangi police chief ACP Zulkarnain Abdul … Continue reading

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