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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.

Taking care of the rakyat

4 February 2017

LABIS: The lack of a Barisan Nasional representative can adversely affect development in an area says Mentri Besar Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin.

Chua: Be practical about low enrolment schools unavoidable

7 January 2017

LABIS: Parents should not be too sensitive should the Government decide to shut down schools with low enrolment as it does not only affect yearly expenditure but also the social development of students, said MCA vice-president Datuk Chua Tee Yong.

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