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Metro News 29 May 2019 | 12:00 AM

Call to support farmers turning to guarana crop

EFFORTS on planting guarana as an alternative crop to replace rubber should be continued to assist smallholders now that rubber prices are plunging further, said former chairman of Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (Risda) Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin.

Metro News 22 Sep 2017 | 12:00 AM

Home is where their hut is

Home for Mohd Ridzuan Yaakob and his family is a makeshift three-storey hut in a rubber estate in Kuala Nerang, Kedah. It's preferable to a flat for them.

Focus 17 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM

The settlement near Chua River

THERE is a treasure hill in Kajang but even the latest GPS may not get you there once you have punched in the coordinates.

Community 01 Aug 2015 | 12:00 AM

A hard to forget dining experience

SERVING bowls of piping hot asam laksa amid lush greenery and rubber trees – the Gopeng Hill Asam Laksa offers a different kind of hawker dining experience.

Metro News 26 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

Johor roads and bridges to be upgraded

LABIS: The Federal Government has allocated RM29.43bil under the 11th Malaysian Plan to fund 365 development projects in Johor.

Community 29 Aug 2015 | 12:00 AM

Farmers’ future in limbo following eviction notice

SOME 200 livestock farmers in Kampung Kubang Palas, Kuala Nerang, Kedah, are facing an uncertain future after they were served with a court eviction notice by an oil palm and rubber plantation company.

Metro News 15 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Tapping on demand for durian

DURIAN season is here again and villagers in Pendang, Kedah, who are mostly rubber tappers are looking forward to making side income by selling durians from their orchards.

Metro News 29 Jun 2019 | 7:57 AM

Bomba still battling raging fire at illegal dumpsite near Port Klang

OLD rubber materials, mattresses, heaps of grounded wire insulations are among domestic waste fuelling a raging fire at an illegal dumpsite at Jalan Sungai Saim, Kampung Rantau Panjang that began on Thursday (June 27) morning.