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The politics of disaster aid

The politics of disaster aid

Food donated by an aid organisation being delivered to a remote location in Haiti following the earthquake in January 2010 (Pic by DVIDSHUB @ Flickr) ON 13 Jan 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti, killing thousands instantaneously. Then on 20 Jan, a 6.1-magnitude aftershock rocked Haiti once again. There are conflicting […]

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PKR questions Bakun

PKR questions Bakun

PETALING JAYA, 30 April 2009: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) has questioned the federal government’s decision to approve the construction of an undersea cable so that the Bakun hydroelectric dam in Sarawak can supply power to Peninsula Malaysia. PKR deputy president Dr Syed Husin Ali said the party was “shocked” by the cabinet approval for the […]

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Mild earthquake in Jerantut

KUALA LUMPUR, 27 March 2009: A weak earthquake of 3.0 on the Richter scale was detected at 9.46am in Jerantut today, the Meteorological Department said. It said the earthquake was located 65km northeast of Bentong, Pahang. Weak tremors were felt in the vicinity, it added. — Bernama

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Two quakes hit Indonesia

KUALA LUMPUR, 28 Jan 2009: Two moderate earthquakes struck Indonesia today, one in northern Sumatra and the other in western Irian, according to the Meteorology Department. The Sumatran quake, measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale, struck at 8.01am, with its epicentre at 118km southwest of Padang Sidempuan in Indonesia and 395km southwest of Klang in […]

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