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‘Federal law needed to protect Ulu Muda’

FOLLOWING the Federal Government’s ban on logging in Ulu Muda, Kedah, since last month, Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) is proposing several measures to ensure proper and sustainable protection in the water catchment area.

Indonesia arrests executives of palm firms in bribery probe

JAKARTA: Indonesia's anti-graft agency has arrested seven people, including a senior executive of palm firm Sinar Mas Agro Resources and Technology, in connection with a bribery case, an official at the agency said on Sunday.

Beijing-KL ties brighten with Anwar’s visit

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s recent visit to Beijing shows that Malaysia is serious about maintaining good relations with China.

Plans to conserve pangolins with proposed sanctuary

KOTA KINABALU: A retired Malaysian-born engineer is offering Sabah to help set up a pangolin sanctuary as a steps towards conserving the fast diminishing mammal.

Managing the budget

BUDGET 2019 is a week away, but already, the message is loud and clear to manage the expectations of the public.

Indian police arrest more than 2,000 people after hill temple protests

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Police in India's Kerala state have arrested more than 2,000 people in the past few days in a crackdown on demonstrators protesting against allowing women of menstrual age into a prominent Hindu temple, state officials said.

Sweet treats and savoury bites

SARKIES Corner’s ever changing selection of decadent cakes draws the sweet-toothed in Penang back to its charming surrounds time and again.

Kuala Selangor out to get Ramsar listing for wetlands

IF ALL goes well, the Kuala Selangor Nature Park (KSNP) will be the first site in Selangor to be designated as a Ramsar site (Convention on Wetlands), said Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) president Ahmad Ismail.

Perak and Pahang must control farming in Cameron to prevent landslides

IPOH: The Perak and Pahang state governments should stop issuing new permits for agriculture or development in Cameron Highlands to prevent further landslides, says Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar.

Humble, honest and easy-going ‘Tok’

Pinang points - By Derrick Vinesh I FELL off my motorcycle and fractured my leg in a hit-and-run accident back in 1994. It was my second year as a rookie journalist at The Star in Penang.