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Nation 14 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Agarwood chopped even as CM checks on illegal logging site

GEORGE TOWN: A gaharu (agar­­-wood) tree was felled in the rain­­-fo­rest behind the Penang Rifle Club just three hours before Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng went on an inspection near the Penang Botanic Gardens.

Community 28 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Two cops in agarwood case deny graft charge

BUTTERWORTH: Two policemen claim trial in the Sessions Court here to receiving bribes amounting to RM10,000.

Business 05 May 2015 | 12:00 AM

Compugates may have just turned the corner

RM44mil sale will allow it to embark on bigger Agarwood business

Community 15 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM

Sniffing out illegal trade

AGARWOOD syndicates are laughing their way to the bank thanks to the commodity’s popularity in shopping destinations in the Klang Valley, especially those frequented by tourists.

Nation 17 Jul 2017 | 12:00 AM

Orang asli harvest gaharu in a sustainable manner

GERIK: Traditionally, orang asli only used the soft bark of karas trees to weave items such as clothes and bags but in the 1980s, they discovered a new source of income – harvesting agarwood.

Nation 17 Jul 2017 | 12:00 AM

‘Liquid gold’ rush endangers karas trees

EXCLUSIVE: GERIK: Sorja Tan remembers a time when it was easy to find karas trees – tall, straight jungle giants – that grew in the forest reserves here.

Nation 21 Jul 2017 | 12:00 AM

Board: We only export 150,000kg of the rare wood

PETALING JAYA: With agarwood being declared an endangered species by the Convention on Interna­tional Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) says it adheres to a yearly export quota of 150,000kg of the rare wood, including wood chips and processed products, for Peninsular Malaysia.

Community 11 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM

Illegal harvesting of gaharu rife at national park in Mersing

JOHOR BARU: Illegal harvesting activities of agarwood (gaharu) by foreigners are rampant in Johor especially in the Endau-Rompin National Park in Mersing.

Nation 08 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Gaharu man to the rescue

GEORGE TOWN: “Gaharu man” Gurdial Singh has a mission in life – protecting his playground by exposing poachers who chop down the precious agarwood trees.