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Malaysia bus crash kills 8, wounds 33 factory workers

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GEORGE TOWN — At least eight people were killed and 33 others suataine injuries in a bus collision along the expressway in the Malaysian northern state of Penang on Tuesday morning, local newspaper New Straits Times reported.

The accident took place at around 5:30 am local time.

A bus ferrying Nepalese and Indonesian workers, had stopped on the left side of the road after an engine problem, while another bus, carrying 15 workers, failed to brake in time and rammed into the first bus pushing it to the right side of the road, NST quoted a police officer as saying.

It was reported that the stationary bus was carrying Indonesian and Nepalese workers from a Sony factory while the other bus was carrying workers from a Plexus factory.

Meanwhile, Nepali Embassy in Malaysia has informed that no Nepalis were hurt in the incident. The embassy said that the details of incident is yet to be ascertained.

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Hoteliers asked to be sensitive against GBV

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KATHMANDU- Stakeholders have called upon the hoteliers to remain more sensitive in order to reduce the gender-based violence (GBV) taking place in hotel sector.

During an interaction programme in Tarakeshwor Municipality in the capital city on Saturday, the speakers said that the hoteliers are expected to become more aware since more cases of rapes and violence against women take place in the hotels.

A large number of hoteliers attended the interaction programme organized as a part of the 16-day campaign against GBV.

On the occasion, lawmaker of Kathmandu Constituency No. 7 Ram Bir Manandhar said that partnership among all was needed to end GBV and argued that social networking sites were responsible for the increased cases of GBV in the recent times.

Likewise, Mayor of Tarakeshwor Municipality Rameshwor Bohora pointed out the need for cooperation with the police administration as well as massive public awareness programmes to end such ill practices rampant in the hotel business.

Also speaking at the programme, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Balaju Metropolitan Police Circle Chiranjivi Koirala urged the hoteliers to keep the details of every new entrant in the hotels since hotels are used for the purpose of women’s trafficking.

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