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PLANTATIONS-BASED Kulim (Malaysia) Bhd plans to expand its upstream and downstream activities in Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Former Indonesian military chief retired general Wiranto said yesterday that he is aiming for the presidency in the upcoming elections next year and has no interest in the vice-presidency.
MARTIN VENGADESAN is not going to dispute the fact that are different qualities of coffee, but he's just so into the drink that he finds something to appreciate about practically every variety, from mamak stall local brew and Ipoh white coffee to latte and espresso, right down to the fascinating Vietnamese coffee I had last night.
Found exclusively on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, orang utans may well be facing extinction in the wild as their habitat continues to shrink, leaving them vulnerable to starvation and poaching. An estimated 13,000 orang utans remain in Sabah today but they may all disappear over the next 20 years unless serious efforts are taken to protect these unique primates.
Reports that the tapir is still relatively abundant in Malaysian forests is good news but will the numbers of this little-studied animal stay that way?
The Indonesian government's declaration of martial law and military offensive against Acehnese separatists recently drew international attention to the troubledprovince on the western tip of Sumatra.ANDREAS HARSONO explains in a carefully researched and thoughtful essay why many Acehnese are fighting forindependence from Jakarta.
They are smaller, tamer and more mild tempered compared with other Asian elephants and were discovered in Sabah.