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Nation 21 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Work to build Bakun power towers begins

MIRI: The project to construct hundreds of kilometres of transmission towers to channel electricity from the Bakun hydro-electric dam in central Sarawak to the rest of the state has begun in earnest.

Nation 14 May 2008 | 12:00 AM

Sarawak hit by freak storm

More than 300,000 people in northern Sarawak were hit by a freak storm carrying winds of up to 55kph.

Nation 31 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

Sarawak braces for floods

Sarawak is gearing up for a really wet spell ahead, following heavy downpour and strong winds lashing the coastal belt and inland regions.

World 26 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Cyclone hits southwest Pakistani coast

KARACHI (Reuters) - A cyclone hit the coast of Pakistan on Tuesday, dumping torrential rain over a thinly populated region days after about 230 people were killed when a storm lashed the country's biggest city, Karachi.

World 26 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Cyclone hits southwest Pakistani coast

KARACHI (Reuters) - A cyclone hit the coast of Pakistan on Tuesday, dumping torrential rain over a thinly populated region days after about 230 people were killed when a storm lashed the country's biggest city, Karachi.

Community 11 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Dream come true for coconut farmers

Turning discarded coconut shells into chemical free charcoal is an income generating venture for the 6,000 coconut farmers in Asajaya and Sadong Jaya, a rural coastal belt in Samarahan, known as Sarawak's main coconut producer.

AseanPlus News 02 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Flash floods deal a double blow

Flash floods crippled relief work in eastern Sri Lanka yesterday dealing a double blow to tsunami survivors as another 14,000 people were reported missing apart from the nearly 29,000 confirmed dead.

AseanPlus News 27 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Over 3,500 killed in Sri Lanka

Hundreds of thousands of Sri Lankans abandoned their flooded homes and fled to higher ground yesterday after the worst tsunami in living memory swamped the island's south and east, killing more than 3,500 people.

Nation 07 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

106 areas as water sources

Sarawak has set aside 106 areas for water catchment reserves to meet rapidly increasing demand for treated water.

Nation 13 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Proposal for bigger say over environs

The Sarawak Natural Resources and Environmental Board (NREB) will table a proposal to the state Cabinet to tighten environmental provisions to give greater protection to areas deemed highly sensitive to economic development and human interference.