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Mega project draws flak

China#8217;s plan to channel water from its flood-prone south to the parched north has drawn criticisms, writes CHING-CHING NI.

Losing our greenery

PENANGITES have become more conscious of the value of roadside trees, judging from the number of complaints to Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) whenever tree-cutting activities are in progress or when a neighbour cuts down a roadside tree.

Wastewater recycling

AUSTRALIANS are just as worried as Malaysians and Singaporeans about water, its quality and its quantity.

Kingston and Groom pull level with Zaw Moe

South African golfer James Kingston and Adam Groom of Australia caught up with overnight leader Zaw Moe of Myanmar in the second round of the Indian Open in New Delhi Friday.

Farmers hit by severe drought across country

SEVERE drought has left more than 10 million people across China without an adequate supply of drinking water, Xinhua reported on Wednesday, quoting sources from the state Flood Control and Drought Prevention headquarters in Beijing.

Banks earn bumper fees on cash call of France Telecom

Investment banks are set for their second big payoff in a week, with fees from France Telecom#8217;s multi-billion euro rights issue expected to reach more than 130 million euros (US$138mil), sources said.

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.

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.

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.