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Plugging the peat leak

The Raja Musa and Sg Karang peat swamp forest reserves in northern Selangor provide a reservoir of water that is critical to the success of the Tanjung Karang rice cultivation scheme. But ill-conceived development at the fringes of the reserves threatens not just the peatlands, but food security too, for Tanjung Karang is one of the country's rice bowls.

Other Sport

In dire need of fresh sport culture

IT is spring and a week has passed since the Easter Sunday celebrations in the quiet and serene city of Des Moines.

Education

What young adults read

Although reports suggest many young Malaysians don#8217;t read beyond their course materials or field of study, there may still be hope yet. I>StarEducation/Icame across some young people who actually I>do/Iread for recreation. Below they reveal their choice of books:

Lifestyle

Lady with drive

Dr Majumdar was the first woman to specialise in dermatology in Malaysia and, for 10 years, was the only female dermatologist in the country. The list goes on. If you want to read her list of achievements in full, you will need to take a deep breath.

Business

Hicom Communications teams up with ASPen

Hicom Communications Sdn Bhd and ASPen Sdn Bhd have formalised their existing collaboration to share knowledge and expertise in the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU).

Education

At home in school

SAVED by the bell - that's how many students feel at the end of a long school day, but if you study in one of the over 40 residential schools in the country, 'escape' may not be so easy.

Business

KDEB to spearhead waterfront project

STATE-OWNED Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Bhd (KDEB) has been picked to head a consortium to develop the proposed RM14bil Selangor Ma- ritime Corridor, the state#039;s maiden mega waterfront project, scheduled to kick off this year.

Business

CPI for January to March 2003 up 1.4%

THE Consumer Price Index (CPI) for January to March 2003 increased by 1.4% to 104.1 compared with 102.7 in the same period last year, the Department of Statistics said yesterday.

Nation

Malacca's first mayor pledges to improve amenities

The former municipal council president Zaini Md Nor became the first mayor of the Malacca Historic City Council Tuesday, and pledged to improve the infrastructure of Malacca to that befitting a city.

AseanPlus News

Undergrads to undergo pre-exam SARS screening

A CLEAN bill of health will be as important as a thorough revision for every National University of Singapore student when exams start on April 21.