Wildfires ravage Malaysia and spread to Sarawak Plantations

Plantations are at risk as firefighters battle to stop the spread of wildfires at Kuala Baram in northern Sarawak. Miri Fire and Rescue Department chief Supt Law Poh Kiong said on Sunday (Feb 23) that there are wildfires raging in…

Forest fires in Indonesia spark air pollution warnings in Malaysia

The Malaysia’s Meteorological Department (MMD) said on Thursday (Aug 1) that the west coast of the Malaysian peninsular and western Sarawak has begun to experience smoke haze due to forest fires in Indonesia. So far 30 to 40 hotspots have been…

Illegal Dumping of Chemical Waste Leaves 21 Students in Hospital

Johor Bahru in Southern Malaysia, near the Singapore border, was the site of an incident where twenty-one students were hospitalized last Friday after breathing in methane fumes from chemical waste that had been illegally dumped into the Kim Kim river near the…

Six Die in Malaysian Entertainment Complex Fire

At least six people were killed after a fire broke out at an entertainment centre in the Malaysian city of Ipoh on Wednesday morning (Feb 20). The Perak Fire-Rescue Department said the victims were four men and two women, all believed…

Six Die in Malaysia Fireworks Explosion

A fire that broke out in a two-story shop/house in Malaysia on Tuesday (11th Dec.) killed six people, was caused by a fireworks explosion, according to local authorities. The shop was located in an industrial area known as Puncak Jelapang Maju in Ipoh.…

Six Malaysian Firefighters Killed in the Line of Duty

Six specialist firefighters were killed by strong currents while trying to rescue a teenager after he fell into a disused mining pool last Wednesday. Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department Director-General Mohammad Hamdan Wahid said today that “it is embedded in…

Hundreds rescued after Langkawi cable car disruption

Langkawi is an archipelago made up of 99 islands on Malaysia’s west coast. Surrounded by turquoise sea, the interior of the main island is a mixture of picturesque paddy fields and jungle-clad hills. One of Langkawi’s main tourist attractions, the Langkawi…

Two separate bus crashes in two days, killing one and injuring 20 on Malaysian expressway

On the 6th of December, one passenger was killed, and fourteen other people were injured after a Five Stars express bus travelling from Singapore was involved in a collision with two lorries on Malaysia’s North-South Expressway near Gopeng, Perak. A total of…

Deadly landslide at Malaysian construction site kills 11 foreign workers

Eleven foreign workers are dead after a landslide at a construction site in north-west Malaysia on Saturday 22nd Oct, authorities say. The landslide occurred at a site where two 49-storey condominium towers are being built. Earlier estimates had put the death…

Smoke causes 77 school closures in Malaysia

In the Malaysian state of Sabah, seventy-seven schools, are closed for two days after thick smoke enveloped the area amidst simmering peat fires from the Binsuluk Forest Reserve in the Klias peninsula. In some areas, the visibility was so bad…

Smoke haze from fires in Southern Sumatra makes thousands ill in Malaysia and Singapore

Indonesia will send more than 10,000 troops to fight fires in Padamaran, as smoke makes thousands sick, pushes air quality to unhealthy levels in neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia and delays flights. Indonesian troops will be sent to the provinces of…

International Fire Conference and Exhibition Malaysia 2015

May 5th -7th at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur Conference Main Theme – “Fire and Disaster Challenges” Following on from the last successful conference in 2012 this years conference will look at the interchange between fire safety and…

Eight killed and 22 injured after a tour bus in Malaysia overturns and catches fire

Eight people were killed and 22 others injured when a tour bus veered off a Malaysian highway and caught fire early on Thursday morning, media reports said. The accident occurred at around 1am near the town of Tapah at 326km…

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