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Nation 28 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Plane hired to look for missing girls

Efforts to locate four teenage girls from Perak and Kuala Lumpur, who went missing off Bintulu since Monday last week, have taken on a more urgent note. The service centre of Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing has hired a Cessna that is capable of flying further offshore from the coastal belt in a last-ditch attempt to locate the girls.

Nation 25 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Sarawak monitors seas for red tides

The state environment and fisheries authorities are monitoring the seas off northern Sarawak for possible appearance of the 'red-tide' phenomenon following reports that waters in the southern parts of Brunei have been affected by the toxic algae.

Nation 27 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Director: Fish safe for consumption

Fish and other seafood harvested from waters off northern Sarawak is safe for consumption.

Nation 13 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Proposal for bigger say over environs

The Sarawak Natural Resources and Environmental Board (NREB) will table a proposal to the state Cabinet to tighten environmental provisions to give greater protection to areas deemed highly sensitive to economic development and human interference.

Nation 07 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

106 areas as water sources

Sarawak has set aside 106 areas for water catchment reserves to meet rapidly increasing demand for treated water.

AseanPlus News 27 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Over 3,500 killed in Sri Lanka

Hundreds of thousands of Sri Lankans abandoned their flooded homes and fled to higher ground yesterday after the worst tsunami in living memory swamped the island's south and east, killing more than 3,500 people.

AseanPlus News 02 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Flash floods deal a double blow

Flash floods crippled relief work in eastern Sri Lanka yesterday dealing a double blow to tsunami survivors as another 14,000 people were reported missing apart from the nearly 29,000 confirmed dead.

Community 11 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Dream come true for coconut farmers

Turning discarded coconut shells into chemical free charcoal is an income generating venture for the 6,000 coconut farmers in Asajaya and Sadong Jaya, a rural coastal belt in Samarahan, known as Sarawak's main coconut producer.

World 26 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Cyclone hits southwest Pakistani coast

KARACHI (Reuters) - A cyclone hit the coast of Pakistan on Tuesday, dumping torrential rain over a thinly populated region days after about 230 people were killed when a storm lashed the country's biggest city, Karachi.

World 26 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Cyclone hits southwest Pakistani coast

KARACHI (Reuters) - A cyclone hit the coast of Pakistan on Tuesday, dumping torrential rain over a thinly populated region days after about 230 people were killed when a storm lashed the country's biggest city, Karachi.