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Nation 16 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

MTC: Malaysia not laundering Indon logs

The Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) has dismissed the recent claim by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) that Malaysia is still laundering illegal Indonesian timber.

Nation 22 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

New locations for factories that pollute, says Taib

Factories located in Kuching that pollute the environment will be moved to new industrial sites over the next few years, Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud said.

Nation 04 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Two ministers handling timber industry

Two ministries, following the recent revamp of the Federal Cabinet by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, will now manage the logging industry.

Nation 03 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Adenan: Policies to follow briefing

Newly appointed Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Adenan Satem said he will outline his ministry's policies and approaches after a detailed briefing on Tuesday by the 10 departments and agencies under the ministry.

Business 07 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Urgent need for large-scale forest plantations in Sabah

There is an urgent need for large-scale forest plantations in Sabah to overcome the shortage of raw material supply in the long run, said Primary Industries Deputy Minister Datuk Anifah Aman.

Business 06 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Timber stocks snap out of decade-long slumber

AFTER a lull of more than 10 years, timber stocks have suddenly come alive in the past few days. This follows the re-rating upwards by some research houses of the earnings of local timber companies as timber prices continued to recover.

Business 03 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Furniture makers urged to improve price competitiveness

MALAYSIAN furniture manufacturers should take steps to increase the price-competitiveness of their products if they want to remain a major force in the international market, South African businessman Franz Tieber said.

Nation 22 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

‘Urban-rural gap reduced’

Sarawak has managed to reduce the once-gaping disparity in income level, educational opportunities and standard of living between the urban and rural population by a considerable margin, said Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam.

Nation 19 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Loophole in fight against log smuggling

The Malay-sian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) will find out if it has the legal rights to enter Free Trade Zone (FTZ) areas and curb transhipment of illegal I>Ramin/Ilogs.

Nation 14 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Group whacked over log claims

Malaysia is unhappy that a foreign-based environmental group has chosen to use an international conference here to accuse the country of being a hub for the smuggling of endangered wood from Indonesia.