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Community 12 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

Picking trees at leisure

THE state Forestry Department believes that Agarwood tree poachers had camped in the Cherok Tokun Hill forest reserve for days while looking for the highly-prized trees to chop down.

Nation 16 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Gaharu thieves’ mini village was the ‘perfect hideout’

GEORGE TOWN: A group of agarwood tree (gaharu) thieves set up four large camps deep inside a jungle near Mount Erskine to cleverly hide their location from view.

Community 14 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM

Scent of a masterpiece

ARTIST Goh Hooi Khim does not need supernatural abilities to transform wood into mountains, rocks, animals or people. She merely relies on her creative flair.

Nation 22 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

Gaharu trees illegally harvested

KOTA KINABALU: Even a guarded park near Sandakan town is not safe from illegal gaharu or agarwood collectors who have managed to carry out their activities there.

Nation 14 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Vietnamese punished for chopping down gaharu – a first in Penang

BUTTERWORTH: A 23-year-old Vietnamese was sentenced to six years’ jail and fined RM200,000 in default six months’ jail for felling gaharu (agarwood) trees at the Forest Reserve in Nibong Tebal last month – a first in Penang.

Nation 14 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Vietnamese punished for chopping down gaharu – a first in Penang

BUTTERWORTH: A 23-year-old Vietnamese was sentenced to six years’ jail and fined RM200,000 in default six months’ jail for felling gaharu (agarwood) trees at the Forest Reserve in Nibong Tebal last month – a first in Penang.

Community 14 Nov 2014 | 12:00 AM

XXXXPhee: No letup on timber thefts and hill clearing

THE police are taking the lead in hunting down those behind the agarwood thefts and illegal hill clearing activities which resulted in peat fires in Penang Hill early this year.

Nation 27 May 2016 | 12:00 AM

M’sia haven for illegal logging and wildlife trade

PETALING JAYA: While Malaysia is a legitimate top exporter of tropical logs, agarwood and reptile skins, the United Nations World Wildlife Crime report has also highlighted the illegal aspects of such trade in the country.

Nation 05 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

More gaharu trees found felled

GEORGE TOWN: Five more trees, believed to be gaharu (agarwood), have been found felled in the jungle behind the Mar Vista Resort and near Chee Seng Garden in Tanjung Bungah.