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Lifestyle 07 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rice bank to the rescue

A SPECIAL kind of bank in Manila is keeping rice bowls full in Asia, writes P. PARAMESWARAN.

Letters 31 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Time to boost food production

Writes M.G.D.of Kuala Lumpur.

Nation 20 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Thrills of studying pregnant krill

What the krills lack in size, they make up for in numbers, with millions of them travelling in swarms that can even be spotted by space-borne satellites, according to Universiti Sains Malaysia's Muka Head Marine Research Station

Nation 24 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Leaders want better trade ties

LEADERS of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) have called for closer trade co-operation among member countries for mutual and rapid economic growth.

Business 09 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Incentives to boost fisheries sector

The Government has set up a Business Development Centre to facilitate investments in technology-related areas and spur growth in the fisheries sector, said Agriculture Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Effendi Norwawi.

Lifestyle 25 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

Lifestyle 29 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Plugging the peat leak

The Raja Musa and Sg Karang peat swamp forest reserves in northern Selangor provide a reservoir of water that is critical to the success of the Tanjung Karang rice cultivation scheme. But ill-conceived development at the fringes of the reserves threatens not just the peatlands, but food security too, for Tanjung Karang is one of the country's rice bowls.

Lifestyle 03 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Water facts

Facts about water.

Lifestyle 24 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

All set for biosafety pact

The treaty on international trade in genetically modified organisms will come into force in September.

Nation 03 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Three billion poor people in the world

Three billion people in the world, or half of the planet's population, are living in extreme poverty today, according to US-Asean Business Council director Robert McRae.