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Letters 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Looking to the river

B>JAKARTA:/BMany eyebrows might have been raised when, a few days ago, the city administration made public its plan to #8220;revitalise#8221; Jakarta's rivers and waterways for transportation purposes.

Health 29 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

New diseases share animal link

Zoonotic diseases are not a new phenomenon; animals have been known to transmit a long list of illnesses.

Letters 29 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bakun project holds water

The Bakun dam project may have been out of the public eye for some time now, but the owners are wary of the controversy it couldstill stir. Thus, they are treading carefully as they see the project to its end, writes SUSAN TAM.

Business 13 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

WWF Malaysia: Fight palm oil smear

MALAYSIA can counter anti-palm oil campaigns against it that allege deforestation and in fact leverage on some of them, counsels WWF Malaysia.

Lifestyle 10 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tough revival task

For more than a decade, Saddam Hussein systematically destroyed the vast wetlands of southern Iraq, building dams and canals to drain the swamps, and setting fire to the sea of reeds. With the dictator#8217;s fall, many are hoping the devastated land will be restored to the paradise it once was, the one that many scholars believe was the Biblical Garden of Eden.

Letters 08 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Search continues for sustainable resource development

Indonesian forests constitute one of the world#8217;s megacentres of biological diversity. However, these forests #8211; 10% of the world#8217;s remaining tropical forests, second largest to Brazil #8211; are being increasingly degraded, leaving ever fewer natural resources and causing significant ecological damage.

Nation 06 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pressure on water treatment plants

Increasing river pollution has resulted in water treatment plants in Selangor and the Federal Territory having to shut down more frequently, causing more cases of water supply disruption, the Malaysian Water Association said.

Nation 26 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Helping Europe see the forest for the trees

Malaysia will embark on another campaign to counter allegations in Europe against the country#8217;s forestry and palm oil industries.

Lifestyle 13 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

No trees and no rain

Deforestation has left Panama praying for rain, writes ROBIN EMMOTT.

Business 08 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Palm oil sector to counter European smear campaign

THE local palm oil industry, with the assistance of the Malaysian government, will be taking steps to counter the rising anti-palm oil and anti-tropical oil sentiment in northern Europe similar to the smear campaign by the American Soybean Association (ASA) in the late 1980s.