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Lifestyle 08 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Astronomical cost involved

A READER shares his views on the practice of heli-logging.

Education 06 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Aid for two Sabah schools

EFFORTS to bring education closer to the Sonsogon folks in the hilly interior of Kota Marudu, Sabah, have begun to bear fruit.

Nation 03 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

PBS closer to joining Cabinet

Parti Bersatu Sabah took a step closer to being part of the state Barisan Nasional administration when its deputy president Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili was appointed science and technology advisor to the Chief Minister.

Lifestyle 01 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Seriously flawed

THE report is supposed to forecast the environmental destruction wrought by cutting forests in Kedah and then suggest steps to reduce the damage. Hence its contents will help decide whether the project gets the nod.

Nation 30 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

New EIA report to be submitted

A new environmental impact assessment (EIA) report for the proposed heli-logging project in several forest reserves in Kedah will be submitted soon.

Nation 29 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Plans to resume first railway line

The state government plans to resume the country#8217;s first railway line from here to Port Weld, which was constructed in 1885.

Nation 28 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Heli-logging project put on hold

A project in Kedah to log several forest reserves, a large chunk of them virgin jungle, using helicopters has stalled because the Department of Environment (DOE) has rejected its environmental impact assessment (EIA) report.

Letters 27 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Improve varsity websites

From LOW YOKE YEN of Kuala Lumpur.

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.

Lifestyle 24 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Jumbo pain

There is uproar among nature lovers in India as a captured elephant dies in despair under cruel ancient methods of subduing wild pachyderms, reports MYRA MACDONALD.