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GEORGE TOWN - The massive floods of Nov 4 and 5 continue to worry Penang folk who are still haunted by the nightmares caused by the 15-hour storm.

Sixty-year-old Julie Lim still lives in fear since 1.5m of floodwaters inundated her ground floor Taman Setia flat in Tanjung Bungah.

The grandmother had to stand on her bed and cradle her 10-month-old grandson on Nov 5.

“I had no choice but to carry my grandson and stand on the bed for over an hour until help arrived,” she said when met at a protest by more than 100 residents in the area yesterday.

“Everything I own is gone, nothing could be salvaged. But I managed to grab my personal documents before leaving for higher ground,” she said.

The residents signed a petition calling for an investigation into the cause of the floods and to rectify the problem.

Management committee chairman Wong Fook Kong said 30 homes were affected by the floods, which also damaged 115 cars and 87 motorcycles.

“We are not pointing the finger at anyone but we need this to be the first and the last of such floods.

“Penangites deserve to live in peace and without fear of loss of life or loss of property due to floods,” he said.

Tanjung Bungah

PETRA JAYA - Sarawak has identified 110 critically-dilapidated schools to be rebuilt with the allocation from the Federal 2018 Budget to Sarawak amounting RM1 billion.

State Education, Science and Technological Research Minister Datuk Seri Michael Manyin Jawong said although 415 schools needed repairs, the 110 would be given priority.

He said the remaining schools were expected to be rebuilt with the allocation under the 11th Malaysia Plan.

To a question from See Chee How (PKR-Batu Lintang)

GEORGE TOWN - The situation in the flood-affected areas of Penang continued to improve, and the number of evacuees dropped to 3,482 as at 6 am today compared to 5,729 overnight.

A spokesman of the Police Flood Operations Room said the evacuees were being housed at 25 relief centres in Seberang Perai Utara and Seberang Perai Tengah.

"Up to 2,588 evacuees are at 13 relief centred in Seberang Perai Utara and 894 at 12 centres in Seberang Perai Tengah," he said.

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HE shot to fame following his goal-scoring exploits in the recent 2017 Kuala Lumpur Sea Games.

But for football sensation and national striker, N. Thanabalan, even with immense popularity, nothing much has changed.

“The only thing that has changed is, perhaps, more fans are starting to recognise me.”

“It is a new experience for me. But I keep telling myself that popularity shouldn’t get to my head and that my journey doesn’t end here. I have a long way to go and a lot of things to learn and

GEORGE TOWN - A resident in Lengkok P. Ramlee says he is indebted to the surau committee members at Taman Free School for providing shelter to about 40 non-Muslim flood victims, including his relative.

“I dread to think what would have happened to my relative if not for the help from the nice people from the surau,” said factory worker C.G. Teh, 51.

Teh said the residents in the area always banded together and helped each other irrespective of their race or religion.

Surau chairman Zakaria

GEORGE TOWN - Two more people have perished in Penang’s flood disaster, bringing the latest death toll to seven.

The figure rose after two bodies were found in a house in Jalan Mata Kucing, Air Itam and in front of Stadium Bandaraya here.

"The sixth victim has been identified as Tan Ah Peow, 45. He was found by his neighbour at 2pm.

“The seventh victim, also a man, was found by a member of the public at 2.40pm,” said Timur Laut district police chief ACP Anuar Omar.

He said no identification

PUTRAJAYA - The Malaysian Indian Blueprint (MIB) launched in April, will effectively resolve socio-economic problems faced by the community over a period of 10 years, said MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam.

He said various development programmes have been outlined in the master plan to address critical issues which have been plaguing the Indian community.

Dr Subramaniam, who is also Health Minister, described the blueprint as a sincere and honest move by Prime Minister Datuk Seri

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