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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.


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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.


EU group visits village project

A 16-member European Union delegation recently visited an EU-funded project in Kampung Tringgus, a Bidayuh village about 63km from Kuching, and were impressed by what they saw.


Group: Logging a threat to livelihood

Logging activities and the development of oil palm plantations are seriously threatening the environment and the livelihood of indigenous people in Sarawak, a grassroots network said.


Aborigines on Australia's bird-flu frontline

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Aborigines in Australia's remote north and authorities in Indonesia and East Timor have been drafted in to watch for signs of sick or dead migratory birds as Australia's frontline defence against bird flu.