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YANGON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - From a boat on the Salween River in southeastern Myanmar, Than Zaw Oo pointed to a brown stretch of water he said was once full of lush paddy fields.
THE double-storey terrace houses were huge, some with extravagant columns, decorative front doors and luxury cars in the compound, giving an impression that it was an affluent area.
KUALA LUMPUR: The ban on all sea sand exports is due to environmental concerns and has nothing to do with land reclamation by Singapore, says Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.
SINGAPORE/ KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters): Malaysia, Singapore's biggest source for sea sand, has banned the export of the commodity, according to officials in Kuala Lumpur, a move that traders said could complicate the island-state's ambitious expansion plans on reclaimed land.
A SAND sculpture of the endangered Malayan tiger now welcomes visitors and market- goers at the entrance of Chowrasta market.
MARAN: Saizah Mohd Yusof has little use for her boat these days.
JUST about everything is in place for the staging of the fourth Maybank Championship, a US$3mil tournament on the European and Asian Tours, and scheduled to run from Thursday through Sunday at Saujana Golf
IT might be early days yet, but indications are that the greens of Saujana Golf & Country Club’s Palm course are a lot better than they have been for some time and should be in really good nick when the Maybank Championship is held there from March 21-24.
SEREMBAN: New sewage treatment plants may only be allowed to be built near industrial areas, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.
SEREMBAN: Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar has rubbished an online report alleging that he issued licences to four companies to export river sand because they are linked to him.