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Brisk business for agarwood

21 July 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Jalan Bukit Bintang is known for its glitzy malls and bars, which tourists make a beeline for.

Board: We only export 150,000kg of the rare wood

21 July 2017

PETALING JAYA: With agarwood being declared an endangered species by the Convention on Interna­tional Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) says it adheres to a yearly export quota of 150,000kg of the rare wood, including wood chips and processed products, for Peninsular Malaysia.

Orang asli harvest gaharu in a sustainable manner

17 July 2017

GERIK: Traditionally, orang asli only used the soft bark of karas trees to weave items such as clothes and bags but in the 1980s, they discovered a new source of income – harvesting agarwood.

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Malaysia's 'liquid gold' is quickly disappearing

16 July 2017

The rising demand for agarwood is fueling the black market and poaching in the Malaysian forests, leaving the karas tree species, the security of our national parks and the welfare of Orang Asli at stake.

Being a hub for the right things

9 July 2017

ANY country with ambition and vision aspires to be a hub of some sort or even to be several different hubs. It is about benefitting from being in the thick of things.

Orang asli not forgotten

26 May 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: An orang asli community in Ampang here received early Ramadan cheer with gifts of rice, cooking oil and other household necessities from non-governmental organisation Huma­nitarian Care Malaysia (MyCare).

Run celebrates GTV’s 25th year

9 May 2017

A RUN last week, which attracted about 500 participants, was held in conjunction with the agarwood plantation Gaharu Tea Valley’s (GTV) 25th anniversary.

Ulu Muda wildlife under threat

8 May 2017

PETALING JAYA: The Ulu Muda Reserve in Kedah, which is already facing risk as a water catchment area, is in danger of having its wildlife poached.

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