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Dry and cloudless now, so seeding put on hold

Posted: 18 Feb 2014 08:00 AM PST

PETALING JAYA: The Meteorological Depart­ment's decision to carry out cloud seeding has been put on hold due to unfavourable weather conditions.

Its director Alui Bahari said cloud seeding could only be carried out in suitable atmospheric conditions.

"The department has had several meetings on cloud seeding but the decision to carry it out has been put on hold due to unfavourable weather conditions.

"Cloud seeding operations may not be successful if it is carried out now due to the current weather.

"The weather is quite dry now and it is cloudless. If we do it now, the success rate will be low so we need to wait until the atmosphere is quite suitable.

"If there are no clouds, then nothing can be done," he told The Star yesterday.

The department, he said, was constantly monitoring the changes and would carry out the cloud seeding operation once there were changes in the atmospheric condition.

According to its website, cloud seeding was carried out over dams in Durian Tunggal, Malacca, and Langat, Klang Gate, Semenyih and Sungai Tinggi in the Klang Valley over the years during dry spells.

Earlier yesterday, Deputy Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid had said that the Govern­ment planned to carry out cloud seeding around water catchments this week to prevent a water crisis in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.

Related story:
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Veteran journalist loses fight against cancer

Posted: 18 Feb 2014 08:00 AM PST

PETALING JAYA: Bernama journalist Rosyatimah Tukimin has passed away after battling cancer for ­several years.

Rosyatimah, who joined The Star in 1985 as a reporter with the features desk after studying mass communication at the then Mara Institute of Technology (ITM), was 53.

StarSport deputy editor Brigitte Rozario said that when she first joined in 1989, Rosyatimah had taken her along on assignments and showed her the ropes.

"She was kind enough to teach me my first few lessons on reporting. In fact, when she left The Star, I took over her two columns – Starchild and Around the Schools," she said.

Rosyatimah had a second career as a diplomat's wife, following her husband, Muhammad Husni Mohd Jazri, on a posting to the Malaysian High Commission in Australia between 1990 and 1994.

After returning to The Star for a two-year stint, she followed Husni again in 1996 when he was posted to Libya.

Bernama assistant editor Hafizah Kamaruddin said Rosyatimah, who joined the news organisation in 2002, had been working as a sub-editor at the International Desk until last week.

"She was tough and despite all the challenges, fought the cancer until the end," said Hafizah.

Rosyatimah leaves behind her husband Husni and two sons, Muhammad Ikhsan and Muhammad Ikhwan.

Barisan the one to beat, says Anwar

Posted: 18 Feb 2014 08:00 AM PST

PETALING JAYA: The Kajang by-election will be a battle between Pakatan Rakyat and Barisan Nasional candidates, said Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, dismissing the independent candidates who have thrown their hats into the ring.

He said that while he did not underestimate any of the candidates, Pakatan needed to be realistic and acknowledge that Barisan would be the one to beat.

Anwar pointed out that once Barisan finally decided on its candidate, its machinery would go full-fledged into holding a massive by-election campaign.

"I think the battle will be with the Barisan candidate, and the issue is what the Barisan candidate would have to say," he told reporters here yesterday.

Former minister Datuk Mohd Zaid Ibrahim announced last Sunday that he would join the fray in Kajang, standing as an independent to protect healthy politics and uphold the people's mandate given to Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim as Selangor Mentri Besar.

Others who have announced their intention to contest in Kajang include 1980s dangdut singer Herman Tino, Malaysian Indian United Party president Datuk S. Nallakaruppan and Anwar's former legal aide Yuktes Vijay.

When asked to respond to Mohd Zaid's statement that he was the more credible leader, Anwar said he would leave it to the wisdom of the Kajang voters to decide who they want to represent them.

"I have never said that I am invincible or over-confident. Otherwise, I would not be seen there every other day. I am realistic enough to acknowledge that the decision will be made by the voters," he said.

He added that he had no reason to doubt unity within the Pakatan coalition, as the PAS, DAP and PKR machinery was all out in force for the March 23 by-election.

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