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Letters 22 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Efforts to keep the lights glowing

The spectacular display of lights by the famed fireflies of Kuala Selangor is in danger of fading forever, threatening the livelihood of some, and, more importantly, depriving people of a wonderful experience of nature. DEVID RAJAH and TEOH TEIK HOONG look into how #8220;synchronised#8221; efforts can help bring the lights back.

Business 16 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Ranhill Utilities making big strides

RANHILL Utilities Bhd (RUBhd), has emerged as one of the leading water companies in Malaysia, with its services comparable with those operators in developed countries.

Business 14 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

PIC sees revenue and pre-tax profit growing 15%

BURSA Malaysia second-board candidate Progressive Impact Corp Bhd (PIC) expects its revenue and pre-tax profit to grow 15% this year from last year#146;s RM38mil and RM12.6mil respectively, driven by strong demand for environmental services from its multinational oil and gas clients.

Lifestyle 27 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Researching the straits

A rocky pinnacle rising from the Straits of Malacca, Pulau Perak is Malaysia's outermost island, where few have ventured, apart from fishermen seeking shelter from storms. The last botanical survey dates back some 50 years and declared it a barren rock. But scientists who visited the island were pleasantly surprised to find an array of species, both on land and in the sea.

Nation 27 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Scattered orang asli to be resettled in one village

Villagers in the five orang asli settlements scattered around Tasik Chini will be relocated under a plan to place them in just one area so that they can obtain proper amenities.

Nation 26 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

UKM researchers: High levels of bacteria in Tasik Chini

Tasik Chini, the country's second-largest freshwater lake, is contaminated with high levels of e-coli, the bacteria that may have caused rashes and diarrhoea among the orang asli living near it. This has prompted the state government to warn the 400 villagers, including 100 children aged six and under, not to drink water from the lake and wells.

Nation 26 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Pollution killing Tasik Chini

If there were any truth of the existence of a dragon in the once-mystical Tasik Chini, it would probably be lying dead at the bottomof the lake by now, choked by man's folly and abuse. DEVID RAJAH and TEOH TEIK HOONG visited Tasik Chini recently, not to lookfor the dragon but to get to the root of the problem - pollution.

Nation 13 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Plug water leaks first, Lim tells state governments

State governments have to plug the leaks in the country's 86,000km of water pipelines while they wait for the National Water Services Commission to be set up.

Nation 10 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Lim seeks meeting with PUAS

Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik will seek a meeting with Selangor water supply company Perbadanan Urus Air Selangor Bhd (PUAS) soon over the quality of water supplied in the state.

Lifestyle 29 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Lifting the burden on a fragile island

It is a matter of time before Sipadan loses its lustre. The island cannot take too much human pressure because it really is tiny - a mere 16.4ha of tree-covered sandy isle which one can circumvent on foot in less than half an hour.