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Jurisdiction over discipline

20 August 2014

State government can take action against govt officers for misconduct.

High hopes for the country

20 August 2014

Things are not as bad as they are made out to be on social media.

Illegal indulgence: Turtle eggs are being sold openly and rampantly at Serikin market, in Bau District, near the Malaysia-Indonesia border. Although the sale of turtle eggs are banned in Sarawak under the Sarawak Wildlife Ordinance, The Star observed that a foreign trader hollered at customers to buy turtles eggs sold at RM10 for 11 eggs at the market, about 80km from Kuching yesterday. Some customers were also oblivious to the state law 
as the eggs were snapped up fast like hot cakes. The trader claimed that he brought in more than 1,000 eggs every weekend without much problems with the authorities. Turtles and its eggs are totally protected animal in the state and globally as they face many threats and the survival rate to adulthood is one in 1,000 hatchlings. Photo by ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE

Totally protected?

20 August 2014

At a town bordering Indonesia, protected wildlife is being sold indiscriminately

All smiles: Some of the students with their examiners after the exam.

Trinity young performer certificates

20 August 2014

SIBU: Trinity College London has recently conducted a Young Performers Certificate assessment and communication skills examination at Mrs Dong Kindergarten and A+ Tuition Centre.

Business must go on: Lau at his shoe shop which he inherits from his father.

Shopping complexes luring the crowd

20 August 2014

SIBU: Doing business in the town centre is not the same now as in the yesteryears.

Sarawak Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Club members arriving at a meeting Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem (right) in Kuching Monday. Also seen here is club president Abdullah Saidol (second right) - ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE / The Star

All promises made to the people must be delivered, reps told

20 August 2014

KUCHING: Some Barisan Nasional elected representatives apparently received an earful during a meeting with Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem recently.

Female Bornean orang utan (Pongo pygmeus wurnbii) and her son Lamandu Nature Reserve in Central Kalimantan

Timber firms told to adopt orang utan conservation plan

20 August 2014

KUCHING: The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) calls on timber companies to strengthen their commitment and effort on orang utan conservation in Borneo.

Toastmasters Clubs told to be multi-lingual

20 August 2014

SIBU: Toastmasters Clubs should be multi-lingual instead of using only one language to reflect the country’s multi-racial society.

Top 10 for meals on banana leaf

20 August 2014

Time to vote for your favourites in this category of The Star People’s Food Awards.

Fun Fire Engine kiddy set with mouth-watering chicken teriyaki, mini prawn tempura, smiley potato fries, assorted vegetables and steamed rice.

Sakae Sushi has new dishes on the menu

20 August 2014

Sashimi features Atlantic salmon.

Ex-national player Tan Kee Hian coaching the students on the techniques to shoot a ball during a basketball training session sponsored by Asia Green Group at SMK Permatang Tok Labu.

Star pic by Asri Abdul Ghani/August 13, 2014

Hoop tips from the pros

20 August 2014

SEVENTEEN members of the newly formed basketball club in SMK Permatang Tok Labu were whipped into shape during a two-hour training session held at the school in Penaga, Penang.

New silverware named after Penang’s football great

20 August 2014

A SEVEN-A-SIDE Under-12 football tournament will be held in Penang on Sept 20 to unearth young talents.

Firdauz believes that building a community of skaters will help him grow his business.

Lovely Thai beach getaway

20 August 2014

This September, travellers from Penang can expect great deals to Krabi as community airline Firefly launches its new route from its hub in Penang direct to Krabi.

While it can be a good form of exercise and recreation, more advanced skaters like to perform stunts involving man-made obstacles such as the one pictured in this file photo.

Picking up speed

20 August 2014

The 1990s were famous for many things. From the song Macarena by Los del Río to the Y2K scare, the decade shaped many younger Malaysians.

Improved technique: Dr Chang explaining the procedure to insert a stent during the media briefing.

Doc: Latest technology available but still no cure for coronary heart disease

20 August 2014

NOT many people realise that there is no cure for coronary heart disease (CHD).

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