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Business 15 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Jova to grow market share

JOVA Industries Sdn Bhd, the only saw chain manufacturer in Asia-Pacific, aims to increase its share of the local saw chain market to 20% from 10%, business operations director B.K. Wong said.

Business 19 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lingui sees higher timber demand

LINGUI Developments Bhd, which has bought Samling Plywood (Miri) Sdn Bhd to boost its timber resources, expects the demand for timber products to continue improving especially from Japan, in line with the global economic recovery.

Business 19 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

STIDC: Use Sarawak motifs in furniture

LOCAL furniture makers should make use of Sarawak motifs in the design of their products, said Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corp (STIDC) general manager Len Talif Salleh.

Lifestyle 31 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

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Nation 18 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Musa: Timber revenue on the decline

REVENUE from Sabah's timber industry that once contributed as much as RM1.1bil annually to the state's coffers could eventually drop to a negligible amount with just over RM225mil expected from this sector next year, said Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman.

Lifestyle 08 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Building bridges

A journal promoting Malaysian culture and business in North America? ANGELINE LIM speaks to the lady who started it all.

Lifestyle 05 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Shooting borers with ants

The mahogany is much sought after for fine furnishings because of its clear grain and beautiful reddish hue. The hard timber can resist rot and damage by termites, thus enhancing its commercial value. However, the tree is vulnerable to attack by the shoot borer. After almost eight decades of research spanning 23 countries, a sound pest management solution is still elusive, but the latest research by the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia may bring cheer to the timber industry.

Nation 16 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

New demands thrown on timber industry

The timber industry must undergo a paradigm shift to counter the various challenges and stiff competition currently present in the global market.

Nation 05 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Environ group welcomes new log ban

The London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), which uncovered the recent spate of illegal imports of Indonesian logs via the coastal jetties of Muar and Batu Pahat, has welcomed the Government's latest move to check the smuggling of the wood.

Business 14 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Entry of Indon timber over 60 sq inches banned

MALAYSIA has banned the entry of Indonesian timber measuring more than 60 sq inches with immediate effect, Primary Industries Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik said in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.