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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.

Brazilian Da Matta the fastest among F1 rookies

BRAZILIAN F1 newcomer Cristiona Da Matta was forced to use a spare car but he will still start ahead of the three other rookies on the grid in the Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang F1 Circuit today.

Kedah out to burst the bubble

Kedah have set their sights on bursting the bubble when they take on unbeaten Malacca Telekoms in a Premier One first round league match at home tonight.

Turtles hope to break the duck

Terengganu will be out to end their goal drought and winless streak when they meet Johor FC in a Premier I League match at the Pasir Gudang Stadium tonight.

Shevchenko and Co aim to reel in leaders Juventus

AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko believes he can end his worrying goal drought by unlocking the meanest defence in Serie A at a sold-out San Siro today.

Asian stars defeat Japanese to bag inaugural Dynasty Cup

Asia clinched the inaugural Dynasty Cup 16.5-7.5 yesterday after dominating the singles matches at Mission Hills, with Thai star Thammanoon Srirot the hero of the hour after holing the winning putt.

Chepita is back, and raring to score

A freak motor-cycle accident has haunted Zambian striker Phillimon Chepita for the last two weeks.

MDEX plans to introduce FMG3 and FMG10 futures

MALAYSIAN Derivatives Exchange Bhd (MDEX) will look into the possibility of introducing three-year Malaysian Government Securities (FMG3) futures and long-term 10-year FMG10 based on the success of the country's first bond futures contract, the five-year FMG5.

Nortel to focus on small and medium-sized businesses this year

NORTEL Networks Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a telecommunications equipment and solutions company, will focus on the small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) as part of its global marketing and channel initiatives this year.

No holding out for a draw, says Perlis coach Norizan

It would have been acceptable if Perlis decide to hold back the punches in the FA Cup second-round first-leg match against defending champions Penang in Batu Kawan tonight.