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Don: Soil erosion can hurt vege supply

29 November 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians may face a shortage of vegetables if soil erosion at Cameron Highlands con­­­tinues to occur every year, says an academic.

Important milestone: Trienekens chairman Jurgen Pickenhagen (left) with Manyin (in blue) during the launch of the second incinerator at Kuching Integrated Waste Management Park in Mambong.

Larger facility expected to be built at Samalaju Industrial Park

28 November 2014

KUCHING: One of the country’s most advanced waste incinerators has began operations at Mambong, about 30km from the city centre.

Thumbs up: KiTA Exco members and the Ketua kampung and JKKK of Kampung Abai happy  with the security post construction at Kampung Abai. KiTA sponsored the construction of the post as part of their community initiative.

Ensuring sustainable tourism

28 November 2014

SANDAKAN: Exco members of the Kinabatangan-Corridor of Life Tourism Operators Association(KiTA) got down to the grassroots and met with all Homestay as well as Bed & Breakfast (B&B) operators of Kampung Abai, Kampung Sukau, Kampung Bilit and Batu Puteh in a two-day trip. The team ended their stop in Ibis Style Hotel Waterfront Sandakan, with a dialogue session with tour operators of Sandakan.

CM: State has no power to take back land

28 November 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malacca government has no direct powers to take back or acquire land purportedly awarded to individuals hundreds of years ago, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron.

Call for independent investigation into second mining incident

27 November 2014

KUCHING: The state government has been urged to set up an independent investigation into the Selantik coal mine disaster which left three foreign workers dead and 30 others injured.

Rainy season affecting pothole repairs

27 November 2014

Subang Jaya Municipal Council’s (MPSJ) Ops Tampal operation to patch up potholes in the area has barely improved the overall road quality because of the rainy season.

Don’t use No Palm Oil labels, Belgium urged

27 November 2014

PETALING JAYA: The National Association of Smallholders (Nash) wants Belgium to stop the illegal No Palm Oil labels in that country which directly harm small farmers in the developing world, including in Malaysia.

More people in flood-hit Perak forced to leave home

27 November 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: More people were evacuated in Perak due to the floods, while the situation in Terengganu and Malacca remained largely unchanged as of yesterday morning.

WWF lauds state’s efforts to stop illegal logging

26 November 2014

KUCHING: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Malaysia supports the state government’s intent to uphold the integrity and legality of logging operations in Sarawak.

Sweet treats: Ismail Sabri (centre) putting the finishing touches on a rock melon pie at the Maha  exhibition in Serdang.Looking on are Chef Asma from Chef Asna Culinary Studio (left) and Fama direktor Datuk Ahmad Ishak.

Maha show aims to net RM2mil

26 November 2014

PETALING JAYA: Two days after showcasing the country’s agro-based products on Nov 20, the event chalked up sales worth RM350,000.

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