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Asia & Oceania 22 Feb 2019 | 6:01 AM

9 festivals and celebrations in 2019 that make Malaysia truly Asia

Malaysians are already familiar with major occasions like Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Deepavali and Christmas. But there are many other cultural events to immerse in, too. Here are nine highlights from Tourism Malaysia’s calendar for 2019.

Africa 12 Feb 2019 | 6:01 AM

Head for the hills! Hikers defy violence in central Nigeria

Years of spiralling violence has rocked Nigeria, a country of outstanding natural beauty. But tired of the unrest, young hikers have now decided to revive its slogan, 'land of peace and tourism'.

World 10 Feb 2019 | 6:06 AM

Indigenous Pemon on Venezuela's border with Brazil vow to let aid in

PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's Pemon, an indigenous people living along the border with Brazil, are determined to allow into the embattled country any foreign aid that may arrive, even if that means a showdown with Venezuelan security forces and the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

Metro News 05 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Fun run to raise funds for children with cancer

GENEROSITY and willingness to give back to society brings members of Lions Clubs International (LCI) District 308 B1 Malaysia together to create a profound impact on the lives of those in need.

Plantations 23 Jan 2019 | 10:48 PM

Malaysia could curb French purchases if palm oil use restricted

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will consider laws to restrict imports of French products if Paris does not withdraw plans to curb the use of palm oil in biofuels, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said in a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron.

Nation 20 Jan 2019 | 3:56 AM

Orang asli are equal in the eyes of the law, says Waytha

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The orang asli community in Peninsular Malaysia are equal in the eyes of the law and their ancestors were the first inhabitants of the nation, says P. Waytha Moorthy.

Lifestyle 01 Jan 2019 | 6:00 AM

Yearstarter2019: Preserving wealth of culture among Dayak community

Tuyang Initiative’s mission is to provide sustainable economic opportunities for the preservation of the Dayak cultural heritage.

Lifestyle 01 Jan 2019 | 6:00 AM

Yearstarter2019: Empowering Sabah’s rural indigenous communities

For two decades, farmer-turned-activist Adrian Banie Lasimbang has worked to empower rural indigenous communities in Sabah. In 2019, the 41-year-old Penampang native aims to find even more sustainable methods to improve their livelihood.

World 25 Dec 2018 | 1:10 AM

Guatemalan mine conflict alarms industry across Latin America

CASILLAS, Guatemala (Reuters) - A bitter drama playing out over a Guatemalan silver project forced to close by the courts has shocked miners throughout Latin America, sounding a warning to firms to approach indigenous issues more cautiously or pay the consequences.

Metro News 14 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM

Conserving environs through strong alliances

SUSTAINABLE forest management requires strong collaboration between all stakeholders, including the indigenous communities