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Nation 22 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Rubberwood bound for export seized

The Selangor Customs Department seized eight 40-foot containers filled with 208 bundles of sawn rubberwood worth more than RM223,000 at Northport last week.

Nation 04 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Variety rules at furniture fair

From rustic, classic to contemporary, the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) 2003 has it all to make your house a home.

Nation 05 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Furniture makers told to go upmarket to fend off rivals

Manufacturers have been urged to move away from the production of cheap furniture in attempts to fend off competition from countries like China and Vietnam.

Nation 05 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

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.

Nation 16 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

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 18 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

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.

Nation 05 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Log seizure sparks ACA probe

The state Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) is investigating the possibility of corrupt practice in the timber industry following the seizure of several hundreds of logs in Muar on Tuesday.

Nation 14 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

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.

Nation 19 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

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 22 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

‘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.