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AseanPlus News 14 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Government acts to arrest drop in grain output

CHINESE Minister of Agriculture Du Qinglin said on Monday that China had set the overall grain output for 2004 at 455 million tonnes with the acreage for grain crops not less than 100 million hectares.

AseanPlus News 13 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Replanting projects gaining ground

CHINA planted trees and shrubs on a record 10.7 million hectares, or about 1% of its territory last year, thanks to massive investments in afforestation, forestry officials said.

Nation 18 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tree bark may be able to cure asthma

Sarawak is seeking to patent a tree bark extract with the potential to be used in treating respiratory ailments such as asthma.

Nation 17 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Penans reap rewards of joint ventures

Joint ventures involving native-owned land and plantation firms have started to yield a good monthly income for the Penans of Kampung Jambatan Suai in northern Sarawak.

Letters 23 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Environment to make way for progress

From R. RAJESWARY, Port Dickson.

Lifestyle 11 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fusion of old and new

Before integrated medicine is endorsed, there should be adequate scientific evidence on the potential clinical benefits of traditional medicine, reports LOH FOON FONG.

Business 11 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

News in brief

News briefs on MTD Capital, Country Heights, Tanah Emas, Temasek Holdings, Panglobal, APL, Texchem and Hyundai-Berjaya.

Letters 09 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Progress is a long hard trek

B>I/B>T has not been a good week for Indonesia by any account. But if there is any consolation to suffering natural disasters, political violence, criminal negligence and systemic chaos simultaneously, it is that none of these problems is unique to any country.

Nation 09 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Felda listing will not affect settlers’ rights

Second Finance Minister Datuk Dr Jamaludin Jarjis has reassured settlers that a thorough study will be conducted on the social impact of Felda's proposed listing to ensure that their interests are not jeopardised.

Education 02 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Miles of malls, loads to do

Don't know what to do over the next eight weeks of school vacation? Check out our list of exciting places to visit and things to do for every member of the family.

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