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Sarawak batutut in the spotlight

First, it was the 'Bigfoot' in Johor that grabbed all the headlines. Now, scientists have turned their attention to Sarawak's mythical Batutut.

Sarawak batutut in the spotlight

First, it was the 'Bigfoot' in Johor that grabbed all the headlines. Now, scientists have turned their attention to Sarawak's mythical Batutut.

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Cultural end to Kaamatan fest

The month-long I>Pesta Kaamatan/I- the traditional harvest festival of Sabah's indigenous communities - ends with a two-day cultural showcase from tomorrow.

Winds of change blowing hot

Last week's dramatic gesture by Bolivian President, the indigenous leader Evo Morales, to nationalise his country's natural gas resources is the latest sign of the winds of change in South America. More countries are abandoning orthodox policies and searching for new ways to achieve social development. MARTIN KHOR writes.

Caring for indigenous issues

To people who know him well, he is simply called Simon Sipaun. His colleagues usually see him walking barefooted in his spacious office.

Tapping the rubber boom

As the Prime Minister read out the 9MP details, a rubber tapper allowed himself to dream of a better future in the next five years.

Disappearing haven

Another anti-palm oil campaign is on, and this time it is linked with the endangered orang utan. HILARY CHIEW reports.