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AseanPlus News 01 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Nature reserve to protect river sources

CHINA plans to set up a huge nature reserve in a bid to protect the sources of its three major rivers, the Yangtze and Yellow rivers, and the Lancang River, officials said in Xining, capital of north-western Qinghai province.

Lifestyle 02 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Portrait of an artist and teacher

Budding artists, unlike tomorrow#8217;s scientists, are often left untended until someone like respected artist-art educator Choong Kam Kow comes along. He tells VERONICA SHUNMUGAM of the long path of learning and discovery he took to become an artist and teacher.

Letters 05 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Felda-style plan mooted for drug addicts

From the Malay Press: I>Utusan Malaysia/Ireported that Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo has suggested a settlement similar to the Felda land scheme be set up for hardcore drug addicts to deter them from going back to the habit.

Letters 10 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

A shelter of hope and security

Concluding our look at the state of begging in the country, MARSHA TAN visits a place where beggars, the homeless and those with no place to go are sent.

Lifestyle 10 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

For the common people

As a king without a kingdom, the Maharawal of Jaisalmer in India now plays the role of a people#8217;s man, writes TERRY FRIEL.

Lifestyle 11 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Restoring the Stairway

Hugging steep mountain slopes and resembling giant steps leading to heaven, the ancient rice terraces of Luzon in the Philippines have earned themselves the name Stairway to the Sky. Painstakingly carved out from harsh terrain by Ifugao tribesmen thousands of years ago, the World Heritage Site has drawn many visitors but not the ones that matter most #8211; farmers to work the fields. Years of neglect and environmental degradation are threatening to destroy the spectacular structure.

Education 23 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Save our Earth

THE Earth is dying, slowly but surely, and we know this because there are daily reports about landslides, poisoned air, contaminated waters, and endangered species.

Lifestyle 25 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Much to lose despite heli-logging

THE last swathe of pristine forest in Kedah may soon succumb to helicopter logging if a project to harvest timber in the state gets under way. While the immediate economic gains may seem attractive, the environmental cost may just be too much. The Ulu Muda forest reserve which was earmarked for Phase One of the project, is not only rich in flora and fauna, but also serves as a vital water catchment area, providing water for the states of Penang, Perlis and Kedah. TAN CHENG LI reports.

Nation 26 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Demand for tilapia expected to boost fish industry

The tilapia has been identified as one of the priority fish species by the National Economic Action Council to boost fish production.

Nation 27 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Graduates owe education fund RM60mil

THE National Higher Education Fund Corporation (NHEFC) has yet to collect RM60mil from at least 38,000 graduates from public and private institutions of higher learning.