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Jerome Kugan

star2@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Jerome Kugan

8 Mar 2015 | 9:55 PM

MH370: Four conspiracy theories that almost got away with it

How do you explain what happened to a Boeing 777 that simply vanished into thin air? Try these four conspiracy theories – or not.

Location unknown: Do you know what happened to MH370?
2 Feb 2015 | 7:00 AM

Jane Goodall: We can still save Earth

With the distinction of being the world’s first honorary chimpanzee, the inspiring Jane Goodall now works as an emissary for Mother Earth – and she needs your help.

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29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 AM

Goodall to raise awareness on wildlife and environment

PETALING JAYA: Dr Jane Goodall, whose groundbreaking research on chimpanzee behaviour made her a household name among ape lovers, is visiting Malaysia for the first time.

Renowned researcher: Goodall will be making four public appearances in Kuala Lumpur.
19 Jan 2015 | 7:15 PM

Burglar Bulletin: Nude thief, criminal daddy, panty stealer

Unfortunately for these three mischievous bandits, living the criminal life is repaid with much embarrassment.

Crime never pays, except maybe in embarassment!
23 Dec 2014 | 6:05 PM

Unequal apes: Orangutans get human rights, chimps don’t

In two court cases in different countries, two different apes learn that human rights are not always equal.

To free or not to free: Two court cases in two different countries to decide the fates of Sandra, an orangutan (left), and Tommy, a chimpanzee (right), have resulted in two different judgments.
22 Dec 2014 | 3:50 PM

Going, going, gone: Malaysia's wildlife loses battle against extinction

From 'microjewel' snails to the magnificent Tok Belang, the past year marks another sad chapter in the tale of our country’s vanishing biodiversity.

Lost and found (from left): The Malayan tiger whose numbers are down to between 250 and 340 in the wild; Plectostoma sciaphilum - the Malaysian micro snail that was declared extinct in 2014 and made news headlines around the world; and a newly-discovered species of frog, Hylarana centropeninsularis.
18 Dec 2014 | 6:05 PM

Heroes, princesses, first kisses: 10 most memorable ads of 2014

Moving, provocative and inspiring – we pick the 10 best ads of 2014 that make you watch from beginning to end.

A video still from "First Kiss", an advertisement for Wren Studio.
17 Dec 2014 | 4:35 PM

Sports mums, beagles, lonely penguins: 10 most memorable ads of 2014

Moving, provocative and inspiring – we pick the 10 best ads of 2014 that make you watch from beginning to end.

Sam and Monty from John Lewis' 2014 Christmas ad "Monty the Penguin".
15 Dec 2014 | 4:40 PM

Dry, muddy, very windy: Malaysian weather goes extreme in 2014

Longer droughts, flashier floods, muddier landslides and tornadoes! We take a look at some of the year’s weather extremes from around Malaysia.

Malaysian weather in 2014 (from left): The low water level in the Sg Selangor dam near Kuala Kubu Baru in September; a car that had been swept by flood waters against the wall of a house in Ringlet, Cameron Highlands; a mini-tornado in Pendang, Kedah, captured on video.
6 Dec 2014 | 7:00 AM

Island of 'chocolate kisses': Bohol's beaches beckon from the Philippines

With 2015 being Visit The Philippines Year, we go to the island of Bohol, where the hills turn chocolate and the beaches are divine.

At the Southern Palms Beach Resort on Panglao Island, the preferred activity is relaxation. To do this, simply laze in a suspended daybed facing the resorts pristine white sandy beaches.

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