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Lifestyle 27 May 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

On the trail of the big cat

ANY seasoned trekker would shudder at the thought of trekking for more than a week in unchartered terrain in Taman Negara.

Lifestyle 27 May 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Alive and well in Taman Negara

When a research team led by a tenacious Japanese scientist went into uncharted terrain in Taman Negara for the first ecological study of tigers in Malaysia, little did they know that they would be in for a gruelling expedition that stretched them to the limits - physically and mentally. Many adventures and almost three years later, they emerged from the woods bearing good news: our national park is a relatively safe haven for the endangered tiger.

Lifestyle 27 May 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Facts about tigers

SCIENTISTS place the origin of the tiger in East Asia from where two major dispersals took place some two million years ago. From the north-west, tigers migrated through woodlands and along river systems into south-west Asia.

AseanPlus News 25 May 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Kumaratunga slams Japan and Norway

B>COLOMBO:/BSri Lanka President Chandrika Kumaratunga has slammed her embattled nation's peace broker Norway and financial backer Japan for overstepping their brief as they struggled to revive a stalled peace bid.

AseanPlus News 24 May 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Sri Lanka's president says she will not allow Tamil rebels to set up interim administration

Sri Lanka's president said she will not allow Tamil Tiger guerrillas to set up an interim administration - a key rebel condition to restart stalled peace talks with the government - without constitutional approval.

Nation 23 May 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

200 Indian artistes for show in KL

From the Tamil Press.

Lifestyle 20 May 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Endangered healers

Traditional Chinese medicine has become popular in the West but many are not aware that their medicine may be threatening the survival of animals and plants, write EMMA DUNCAN and JAN VERTEFEUILLE.

AseanPlus News 12 May 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Tamil Tiger say they are training more fighters

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels said Monday they were training more fighters to maintain their military strength.

AseanPlus News 29 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

WWII battlefield becomes trade zone

THE site of a major air battle between the famed US Air Force's #8220;Flying Tigers#8221; and the Japanese invaders during World War II is now attracting increasing numbers of investors as China and Asean members begin working to build a free trade area.

Lifestyle 28 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

In the jaws of danger

Even sharks need medical check-ups and the problem is to get them in a harmless enough position so that the doctor can examine them safely, reports DENNIS O#8217;BRIEN.