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Business 01 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Kulim to expand operations in Malaysia and overseas

PLANTATIONS-BASED Kulim (Malaysia) Bhd plans to expand its upstream and downstream activities in Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Nation 01 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

‘Trader gets permit to export ‘pygmy elephants’

A dozen Borneo 'pygmy elephants' of Sabah will find themselves in Chinese and Japanese zoos barely a month after it was confirmed that the animals belonged to a new subspecies.

AseanPlus News 30 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Wiranto to vie for presidency

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.

Lifestyle 28 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Buzzing beans

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.

AseanPlus News 25 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bali remembrance alert

B>DENPASAR:/BIndonesian police are racing against time to find two bombs they fear could be used by Islamic militants to stage a terrorist attack ahead of the Oct 12 Bali bombing anniversary, a police spokeswoman said yesterday.

Lifestyle 23 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hanging on

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.

Lifestyle 16 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fact File

Lifestyle 16 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Strange and elusive

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?

Lifestyle 14 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Starting from kilometre zero

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.

Nation 04 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pygmy elephant in Sabah proven to be a new subspecies

They are smaller, tamer and more mild tempered compared with other Asian elephants and were discovered in Sabah.