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Govt declares SARS a national security matter

Compiled by SHANTINI SUNTHARAJAH (March 30-April 5)


Ong wants minimal red tape

The Housing and Local Government Ministry has ordered the Fire and Rescue Department to reduce red tape when approving building plans.


Coin series to reach out to schoolchildren

Bank Negara Malaysia has introduced the #8220;coin in education#8221; (CIE) programme to promote coin appreciation and encourage coin collecting among schoolchildren.

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Jolie funds wildlife sanctuary

B>PHNOM PENH:/BHollywood star Angelina Jolie has agreed to pay US$5mil (RM19mil) over the next 15 years to set up a wildlife sanctuary in a former Khmer Rouge-controlled area of Cambodia, a senior charity official said yesterday.


Heli-logging issue crops up

The proposed heli-harvesting of timber from 122,798ha of Kedah#8217;s forest reserves cropped up again at the State Assembly yesterday, the first sitting this year.


Man held for allegedly raping teen

A 30-year-old man has been remanded after a 17-year-old girl reported to police that a man whom she had met a week earlier repeatedly raped her for three consecutive days.

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Marsh gas replaces wood in rural areas Use of green fuel rising

THE traditional wood fire in rural China is gradually being replaced by one fuelled by cleaner, greener marsh gas as by the end of 2001, over 10 million rural households nationwide were using marsh gas and some 400 counties were developing their marsh gas energy resources.

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Abu Sayyaf rebels kill soldier

Philippine troops clashed with Muslim guerrillas Wednesday in a mountain rain forest, in a running gunbattle that killed a soldier and injured two others, an official said.


Death of another rhino puts pressure on breeding programme

Another rhinoceros under the captive breeding programme of the Wildlife and National Parks Department in Sungai Dusun died of unknown causes on Sunday - 15 months after the death of a male rhino.


Ma’Daerah to be second turtle sanctuary

The Ma'Daerah beach in Kerteh - a rich nesting ground for Green Turtles - is expected to be gazetted soon as the second turtle sanctuary in the peninsula after Rantau Abang.