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Working together: Ewe talking to the cleaners while they sort out the separated trash at the condominium in Pulau Tikus. — LIM BENG TATT/The Star
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Trash separation scheme a hit with condo owners

31 August 2015

GEORGE TOWN: Entrepreneur Sharon Ewe, who loves to recycle and reuse, has recently worked out a “magic system” that has been so successful that she has now got everyone in her condominium to adopt it.

Back-up plan: Men fixing flare cylinders on wings of a cloud-seeding plane in Johor.

Further drop at two Johor dams

31 August 2015

JOHOR BARU: Two dams in Johor have dropped further below their critical levels as the hot spell continues in the southern peninsula.

‘Selling wildlife is killing Miri’s image with tourists’

31 August 2015

MIRI: Poaching and selling of wildlife can jeopardise the image of the city as a tourist haven, warned Sarawak Assistant Minister for Communications Datuk Lee Kim Shin.

1 Elyas (in wheelchair) holding his book ‘A Rail Journey’. With him are (from left) Prasarana Malaysia group chairman Tan Sri Ismail Adam, group managing director Datuk Azmi Aziz and Prasarana Integrated Management & Engineering Services chief executive officer Khairani Mohamed. 2 The cover of ‘A Rail Journey’ which encapsulates the 10-year history of Rapid KL Sdn Bhd.

Klang Valley urban rail service turns 10

31 August 2015

THIS year marks the 10th anniversary of RapidKL Sdn Bhd, a division of Prasarana Malaysia Bhd and it is an apt moment to relook its achievements and plot its way forward.

Is owning a house in KL and Penang beyond most people’s reach?

30 August 2015

DATUK Charon Mokhzani says it is “funny” how when someone wants to invest in the stock market there is heaps of data about what exactly happened in the past and the prediction for the future but the same cannot be said about housing.

Injured lion recovering well in Johor Zoo

30 August 2015

JOHOR BARU: Sharif, the 18-year-old lion from Johor Zoo, whose emaciated frame and injured leg were recorded in a video that went viral is expected to recover in about two or three weeks.

The Florida atala butterfly is one of five butterflies used in research that found routine spraying for mosquitoes is more damaging to butterflies than previously thought. -- TNS

While trying to control mozzies, butterflies may be harmed

29 August 2015

Insect safety testing has shown that while South Florida tries to control mosquitoes, the pesticides that are being used could be harming rare butterflies.

Challenges with waste separation

29 August 2015

I WAS recently invited to sit on a panel alongside representatives from Malaysian environmental NGOs and the Solid Waste Management Corporation to discuss whether Malaysians are ready for solid waste separation at source.

Animal cruelty: Abdul Kadir (second from right) and his officers showing the seized illegal items, including tiger skin.
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More than 1,000 items made from animal parts seized

29 August 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: The Wildlife Department (Perhilitan) has seized more than 1,000 items made from animal parts, including tiger skin and elephant hair, worth over RM100,000.

Badly abused Mexican animals sent to US sanctuary

27 August 2015

MEXICO CITY: A dozen animals that suffered devastating abuse in captivity in Mexico, including eight lions and a coyote, were moved Wednesday to a sanctuary in the United States.

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