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AseanPlus News 05 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Arroyo bans logging as aid rushed to storm victims

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo banned all commercial logging yesterday as rescuers rushed aid to nearly a million wet and hungry survivors of two deadly storms that are feared to have left more than 1,100 dead.

Lifestyle 05 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Interview with the Vampire's winemaker

It's blood-red, it's good drinking, and it comes from Romania in a bottle labelled Vampire.

Business 26 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

PWorth gains 18 sen ahead of listing transfer to main board

PRICEWORTH Wood Products Bhd's share price gained 18 sen, or 21.4% to RM1.02 yesterday on strong volume ahead of its transfer of listing today to the main board, as well as the listing of 58.181 million new shares.

Lifestyle 20 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Fine accomodation in Penang

EVEN a multiple award-winning tropical resort like the Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort in Penang can't afford to rest on its laurels. The 'Grand Old Lady of Penang' was the island's premier resort in 1973, and was one of the country's earliest international chain hotels. In nearly 30 years of existence, the resort has become synonymous with the finest accommodation Penang has to offer.

Education 14 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Furry friends

What better way to get a glimpse into the animal kingdom than getting up-close to them? At the Sunway Petting Zoo, this is made possible.

AseanPlus News 10 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Hybrid rice to be widely planted, says pioneer

YUAN Longping, the Father of Hybrid Rice, predicts his latest super-strain with higher yields will be widely planted by 2006.

Nation 01 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Lure locals with perks, Sarawak plantations told

Plantations in Sarawak should give better pay and fringe benefits to attract more local workers and reduce their dependency on foreigners, Sarawak Labour Council president William Ghani Bina said.

Business 31 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Investment in Sabah improves despite competition

Sabah sees an improvement in investments in the state despite competition from countries in the region like China, India and Vietnam.

Business 05 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

GHope set to be integrated producer

GOLDEN Hope Plantations Bhd is transforming itself into a more efficient integrated palm oil producer following the recent approval by shareholders of its rationalisation exercise, RHB Research said in a report.

AseanPlus News 07 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

79 killed in China storms

At least 79 people were killed and 74 were missing after some of the worst rainstorms in recent years triggered landslides and flash floods in south-west China, disaster relief officials said yesterday.