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Nation 29 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Notify dept of unusual death rates, farmers told

Poultry farmers should notify the state Veterinary Services Department if 3% of their chicks die suddenly in a day, said state assistant director Dr Tariq Jaafar.

AseanPlus News 28 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

New defences against bird flu

B>SINGAPORE:/BParrots, eagles and other exotic pet imports have been banned from Japan. Sniffer dogs are fanning out across Australian airports while Singapore is throwing up huge protective nets over bird farms.

Nation 28 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Take safety measures, public told

Malaysia may not have seen any cases of bird flu so far but people are advised to take precautionary measures if the country is to remain free of the virus.

Nation 30 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Grandson found hanged

The death of his three beloved flower horn fish all at the same time seemed to have been too much to bear for a 23-year-old Rela member who was found hanged in his house yesterday.

AseanPlus News 09 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Capture of leader a blow to Abu Sayyaf

The al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf kidnap group in the southern Philippines has been dealt a severe blow with the capture of its top leader in a military operation, President Gloria Arroyo said yesterday.

Nation 22 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ministry: We can’t probe Zoo Negara

The Science, Technology and Environment Ministry cannot monitor or investigate Zoo Negara over reports that some of the 540 animals kept there had died in 2001 and last year. Its deputy minister Datuk Zainal Dahalan said this was because Zoo Negara was run by a private organisation and thus, did not come under its purview.

Nation 19 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Zoos need monitoring

Zoos should come under the supervision of an enforcing body to ensure animals kept there are protected, consumer advocate Prof Datuk Hamdan Adnan said.

Education 02 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Simply wonderful and wild

Rich in cultural and natural wonders, Sarawak is I>the/Iplace for the perfect escapade.

Education 19 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pizzas and demos Italian style

Getting a bite in the canteen means leavingit smelling of cigarette smoke, skipping class to take part in a demonstrationis no big deal and remembering the gender for every noun is a challenge. Welcome toItaly!

AseanPlus News 07 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Beijing barks up right tree for pet lovers

B>BEIJING:/BAdmitting the city has gone to the dogs, Beijing has made it easier for people to keep the increasingly popular animals as pets.