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Nation 21 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Dr Chan: Unfair to criticise mission

In their race against time to look for a missing helicopter and seven people on board, aerial search teams and ground volunteers risk their lives every day in the interior jungles and mountains of northern Sarawak.

Nation 20 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Search for chopper stepped up in four areas

Four areas in the interior jungles of northern Sarawak have been identified as likely places where the helicopter that carried state assistant minister Dr Judson Sakai Tagal and six others could have landed or crashed.

Nation 19 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Water more important for survival, says doctor

It is possible for a person to survive without food for more than a month as long as there is water and he is not seriously injured, a doctor said.

Nation 18 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Loggers join the search for the missing Bell 206 helicopter

Timber loggers and surveyors from logging firms based in Miri have joined in ground searches in timber concession areas for the missing Bell 206 helicopter. The timber workers, who are working in concessions areas measuring up to 10,000ha, would be in a good position to locate the helicopter and the seven on board if they had indeed entered these territories, said timber firm Samling Corporation.

Nation 18 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Four fishermen reported missing

Four fishermen of Kampung Duyong Besar, who went out to fish in the South China Sea early last month, have been reported missing.

Nation 17 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Dense treetops hamper search for helicopter

The trees in the mountainous interior of northern Sarawak can grow to more than 60m or as tall as 20-storey buildings.

Nation 17 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Special aircraft join in search on fifth day

Three aircraft with sophisticated detecting equipment have joined in the search for the helicopter with seven people, including Assistant Minister Dr Judson Tagal, which has been missing since Monday.

Nation 16 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

No sign of missing copter with seven on board

A massive air and ground search operation involving 1,000 people and six aircraft for a missing helicopter with Assistant State Minister in the Chief Minister's Department Dr Judson Tagal and six others on board has proven fruitless for the fourth day running.

Nation 15 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Foreign help for search efforts

In a show of kindness and concern, Indonesia and a Singapore company have joined in with vital manpower and technological help in the effort to locate the missing helicopter.

Nation 15 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Rescuers pick up distress signals from helicopter

Rescuers have detected distress signals from a helicopter, believed to be the one that carried Sarawak assistant minister Dr Judson Tagal and six others before they went missing in the jungles of Borneo on Monday.