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Indian national on Interpol’s Red Notice is ‘money man’

PETALING JAYA: A suspect, who is the subject of Malaysia’s first Interpol’s Red Notice for wildlife crime, was the “money man” behind a consignment of over 1,000 Indian star tortoises worth RM600,000 seized by Perhilitan in July 2016.

M’sia linked to wildlife trafficking network

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s connection to a multimillion-dollar trafficking network of endangered freshwater turtles and tortoises has been uncovered by a wildlife investigation group.

Big Smile, No Teeth: Now is the time for action against climate change

Why are there still debates about climate change? Why are we not actually already doing something concrete about the most pressing problem the world is facing, wonders Big Smile, No Teeth columnist Jason Godfrey.

Climate change action must happen now

Human Writes: We’re not seeing the big picture in climate change

Our focus is wrong, the big stuff is getting overlooked as we head inexorably towards climate chaos, says Human Writes columnist, Mangai Balasegaram.

Missing the big picture of climate change

‘No transparency in degazettement exercise

PLANNING approval for a proposed housing project at Bukit Lagong, Gombak, was given to Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) even before the proposal to degazette the forest reserve.

Several families still reside at the Bukit Lagong Orang Asli village located about 2km away from the proposed project site. — Filepic

Call to give patrons space to light up

COFFEE shop and eatery operators have proposed for designated smoking areas within their business premises instead of a complete smoking ban at all open-air outlets.

Fisheries Dept: Stop releasing alien fishes into our common rivers

A WHOPPING 50,000 giant freshwater prawn fry were released into four selected spots along Prai river on the Penang mainland.

It pays to make buildings green

EXISTING buildings in Penang will soon be given incentives to be “retrofitted” as green buildings by 2022, Penang Housing Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said.

(Fourth from left onwards) Jagdeep, Yew and council secretary Addnan Mohd Razali chatting with Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (Rehda) committee members (from left) Ng Han Seong, Datuk David Fong and Datuk Chan Fook Seng after launching the ‘Green Buildings and GBI Certification’ seminar at Setia SPICE Convention Centre in Relau, Penang.

Perlis schools take up challenge to collect more than 37 tonnes of recyclable materials

MORE than 58 schools in Perlis collected over 37 tonnes (37,000kg) of recyclable materials in the first Perlis Recycling Campaign 2018.

Tengku Syed Badarudin Jamalullail (third from right) and Mohd Hidy (on his right) presenting the prize to representatives from SM Sanglang, which was the winner of the secondary school category.

‘Lynas must meet two conditions’

PETALING JAYA: The Lynas rare earth ­refinery in Gebeng, Kuantan, will be allowed to continue operating provided it removes and disposes its processing by-products from the country, particularly the controversial water leach purification residue.

Operations to continue: The Lynas Advanced Materials Plant in Gebeng, Kuantan.