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Authors Paul Malone (left) and Lukas Straumann signing copies of their books while Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How looks on.

Govt urged to withdraw logging permits, cancel dam projects

30 October 2014

KUCHING: The state government should consider withdrawing logging licences in the remaining primary forests in the Baram and Limbang areas.

Rainbow is seen over the rain forest in Baram region in Sarawak state, Malaysia, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007. The U.N.s network of climate scientists, which shared this years Nobel Peace Prize with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, released four major reports in 2007, saying man-made global warming was incontrovertible and nations must sharply reduce emissions of heat-trapping emissions from industry, transport and agriculture. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Real and present dangers

30 October 2014

THE Sarawak government is about to venture onto a journey of no return – judging from the way it is going ahead with plans to clear 34,000ha of forests, uproot 20,000 people and drown an area half the size of Singapore island to construct the Baram Dam in the interior of northern Sarawak.

Suspension over ‘cooking of tyres’ indefinite

30 October 2014

IPOH: The suspension order by the Perak government on factories that extract industrial oil and steel by “cooking” old tyres will continue indefinitely, says state executive councillor Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon.

Gan (third from left) and Nor Hisham (fourth from right) inspecting a site for a drainage upgrading project, with JPS and MPS personnel in Rawang town.

Large retention pond to be built in Jalan Batu Arang

29 October 2014

A 2.3ha plot of land near the Aeon Anggun Rawang mall on Jalan Batu Arang is being turned into a large retention pond to combat the constant flash floods in Rawang.

How to identify an illegal stall

29 October 2014

BASED on the Hawker and Stall Licensing By-laws (FTKL) 1989, the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) forbids any form of hawking activity at the following spots:

Versatile commodity: Uggah (right) and Lee (second from right) with MPOC CEO Tan Sri Yusof Basiron (left) at the fair and seminar in Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

B7 biodiesel to be launched to replace B5 at petrol stations from Nov 1

29 October 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: A more environmentally friendly fuel – the B7 Biodiesel – will be introduced nationwide next month.

Bald in some parts: Illegal logging can be seen along the mountain ranges. — filepic

Sustainable policies help limit illegal logging in scattered locations

28 October 2014

KOTA KINABALU: Strict monitoring and the implementation of long-term sustainable policies have resulted in drastic reduction of illegal logging in Sabah.

National security council isn’t taking chances

27 October 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Security Council (NSC) is leaving no room for error in its preparations for the upcoming monsoon season, despite forecasts of “normal” flooding occurring.

It’s raining but taps may still run dry

27 October 2014

EXCLUSIVE: PETALING JAYA: Despite the onset of the rainy season in the Klang Valley, taps can still go dry for the nine million residents of Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.

Settling in: Manimegalay Balakrishnan getting her house in order while her son looks on.

Teratai Apartment landslide victims move back home after a week away

27 October 2014

HULU SELANGOR: There was a sense of relief but unsettling wariness as the victims of the landslide in Taman Bunga Raya, Bukit Beruntung, moved back into their homes after they were evacuated a week ago.

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