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Flounder facts

AMY BEH weaves her magic and solves your culinary conundrums.

‘Trader gets permit to export ‘pygmy elephants’

A dozen Borneo 'pygmy elephants' of Sabah will find themselves in Chinese and Japanese zoos barely a month after it was confirmed that the animals belonged to a new subspecies.

Blueprints for green Earth

World Parks Congress sets 10-year plan to protect planet Earth, writes ED STODDARD.

Hanging on

Found exclusively on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, orang utans may well be facing extinction in the wild as their habitat continues to shrink, leaving them vulnerable to starvation and poaching. An estimated 13,000 orang utans remain in Sabah today but they may all disappear over the next 20 years unless serious efforts are taken to protect these unique primates.

A ray of hope

All that remains of the forests in Lower Kinabatangan are tiny tracts too small to offer much protection to the orang utan population. But a proposed management plan offers a glimmer of hope, writes TAN CHENG LI.

Rise in Tibetan antelope population

THE number of endangered Tibetan antelopes has risen by almost 50% in some areas of China over recent years, thanks to national conservation measures.

Portsmouth hold Arsenal, Devils up in second spot

Premiership newcomers Portsmouth proved they can live with the big boys by ending Arsenal's winning start to the season with a 1-1 draw at Highbury.

Sandakan boats held for poaching

Fourteen Malaysians aboard four fishing boats have been arrested by Philippine authorities, a military report said Friday.

New baits to lure bank customers

Black-suited hipsters, hair spiked at rakish angles, await customers. People rea- ding magazines lounge on chairs resembling bent pipe cleaners. A disc jockey spins tunes.

Panty thief caught red-handed

A 21-year-old Thai computer engineer faces up to five years in prison for poaching used women's underwear and selling them through his Internet website, police said yesterday.