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Condemned by condoms

From Grand Dad of Sungai Petani, Kedah

Much to lose despite heli-logging

THE last swathe of pristine forest in Kedah may soon succumb to helicopter logging if a project to harvest timber in the state gets under way. While the immediate economic gains may seem attractive, the environmental cost may just be too much. The Ulu Muda forest reserve which was earmarked for Phase One of the project, is not only rich in flora and fauna, but also serves as a vital water catchment area, providing water for the states of Penang, Perlis and Kedah. TAN CHENG LI reports.

Getting bigger and better

The Royal Langkawi Yacht Club

Food of my childhood

I>Flavours /I>magazine editor and ardent Hainanese foodie JULIE WONG wonders why chicken rice is the only true-blue fare she can whip up in her new generation kitchen.

Seriously flawed

THE report is supposed to forecast the environmental destruction wrought by cutting forests in Kedah and then suggest steps to reduce the damage. Hence its contents will help decide whether the project gets the nod.

Meanwhile, back at the wayang kulit

By ANN LEE.

Astronomical cost involved

A READER shares his views on the practice of heli-logging.

Informing the blind and deaf

Jonathan Mok, who will be turning 53 this month, has been trying to catch up on the latest developments in the invasion of Iraq. However, unlike most Malaysians, Mok is unable to watch the news on TV. That#8217;s because he has been blind for most of his life.

Hurt by the words

A letter from Kakak Yati of Kedah.

Raw water

A THIRD reader shares opinions on heli-logging.