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Nation 12 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Agarwood tree fellers suspected to be back in action

GEORGE TOWN: After lying low for several months, the agarwood trees (gaharu) syndicate is suspected to be back in action.

Lifestyle 28 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Tracking tree thefts

The gaharu trade needs to be controlled if it is to be sustained.

Nation 24 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Crooks smell money in gaharu

GEORGE TOWN: The gaharu (agarwood) resin, whose oil extract is much sought after in the Middle East, can fetch lucrative prices of up to RM20,000 per kg, according to a university academician.

Community 12 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

Picking trees at leisure

THE state Forestry Department believes that Agarwood tree poachers had camped in the Cherok Tokun Hill forest reserve for days while looking for the highly-prized trees to chop down.

Nation 11 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

Agarwood thieves felling trees in forest reserves

GEORGE TOWN: Agarwood trees are being illegally chopped down in the forest reserves of Bukit Mertajam and Bukit Panchor for its oil extract which can fetch a good price in the Middle East.

Community 11 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

Exotic oil in wood

GEORGE TOWN: Agarwood trees are being chopped down illegally in the forest reserves of Bukit Mertajam and Bukit Panchor as its oil extract is fetching a good price in the Middle East.

Nation 10 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

Illegal logging for agar wood continues in forest reserve

GEORGE TOWN: The illegal felling of trees is still ongoing in the forest reserve in Cherok Tokun, Bukit Mertajam and Bukit Panchor, with suspected involvement of foreign syndicates.

Community 12 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Gaharu oil extraction plant to be built in Sungai Asap

THE first 'gaharu' oil extraction plant in Sarawak will be set up at Sungai Asap in Belaga by the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (Mosti).

Community 27 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

Corporate man now an agarwood producer

HAVING spent 18 years in the corporate world, Edmond Liew was convinced the time was right for him to quit his job and invest in the 'black gold of the forest'.