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Nature reserve to protect river sources

CHINA plans to set up a huge nature reserve in a bid to protect the sources of its three major rivers, the Yangtze and Yellow rivers, and the Lancang River, officials said in Xining, capital of north-western Qinghai province.


Groups welcome freeze on hillside development

Two environmental groups have lauded the Selangor Government's move to immediately freeze all applications for hillside development.


Film crew: DO gave nod to clear land

The necessary approvals have been obtained to clear the land near Gunung Brinchang in Cameron Highlands for a film shoot, said a production crew official.


Landowners to be liable in open-burning cases

Jolted by the haze and forest fire scare here during the past week, Sarawak will invoke a tough law to punish landowners for open burning even though they may not have started the fires on their land.


Issue of film company clearing land ‘blown out of proportion’

The issue of a film production company clearing land near Gunung Brinchang in Cameron Highlands has been blown out of proportion, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob said here yesterday.


Furniture makers told to go upmarket to fend off rivals

Manufacturers have been urged to move away from the production of cheap furniture in attempts to fend off competition from countries like China and Vietnam.


Pahang MB to leave land clearing issue to cops

Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob said he will leave it to the police to investigate a report over the clearing of land in Cameron Highlands for the shooting of a film.


Report lodged against company

The Society of Regional Awareness of Cameron Highlands (Reach) has lodged a police report against a film company over a recent clearing in Cameron Highlands.


Star journalist wins Sabah tourism award

i>The Star/i>chalked up another achievement when journalist Andrew Sia was declared the Best Malaysian Writer for Sabah Tourism Articles during the glittering Sabah Tourism Awards 2003 ceremony graced by Chief Minister Datuk Chong Kah Kiat in Kota Kinabalu recently.


Forestry officer: Approval given to film company

The film company producing the movie Puteri Gunung LedangI/I>at the Batu Gangan permanent forest reserve in Gunung Brinchang, Cameron Highlands, has approval to enter the area.