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  1. The king of fruit falls on tough times in Malaysia

    Posted Jun 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur It is a nightmare for farmers but a bonanza for consumers. A bumper harvest of durian in Malaysia has caused a collapse in the price in the pungent king of fruit which is loved across the region. The fruit is being sold in Malaysian markets for just 30 Malaysian cents a kilogramme, against a high few years ago of M$12 (HK$24.63). The price crash ...

  2. Forest dwellers' ways threatened by encroaching development

    Posted Aug 31st 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... of Malaysia's Orang Asli, who number about 120,000. 'Nobody bothers about us,' said Ms Semah at the Semai communal village in Bidor, about 160km north of the capital. 'We ... palm plantations. There has been little mention of the Orang Asli as Malaysia celebrates its 50th anniversary of independence. 'They were made famous as dream people, people without ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted May 04th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Malaysia votes in close-run poll Malaysia goes to the polls tomorrow for what is expected to be its most closely contested general election ever. The contest pits Prime Minister Najib Razak against charismatic opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim as the ruling National Front coalition bids to cling on to power. ...

  4. Biological heritage the key to future prosperity

    Posted Aug 31st 2003, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... A new biotechnology city called BioValley Malaysia is taking shape on 480 hectares of disused tin mine land, southeast of the nation's capital. It is Malaysia's answer ... been hit by investors relocating to cheaper China and India. At the launch, Dr Mahathir said other countries may be technically ahead, but they did not have Malaysia's rich biodiversity ...

  5. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Singapore air worsens as smoke billows in from Indonesia forest fires

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 04:11pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... to have any outdoor activities http://t.co/g2o33yKmOH #singapore Indonesia #sghaze — Singapore Update (@pesonaSingapore) June 17, 2013 Malaysia has also been affected by the recurring haze ... levels in Malaysia over the weekend. On Monday, the Malaysian pollutant index showed unhealthy levels of between 102 and 121 in parts of the states of Pahang, Terengganu and Malacca. ...

  6. Rumble in the jungle

    Posted Oct 29th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Meo

    ... forest, they will destroy it and, with no forest for the Penan, there is no life.' For more than 20 years, Malaysia's 9,000 Penan have fought a losing battle to hold back the timber ...

  7. Crash and burn

    Posted Aug 19th 2006, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... tribes living in Indonesia, Malaysia, Indochina, and South America migrated every few years. They knew that the land they had just used wouldn't be needed again until their children grew up. ... Brunei, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. The Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) is a guide to daily air pollution levels. A reading of up to 100 indicates smog is so slight that the general ...

  8. 186 pieces of ivory tusk seized

    Posted Jan 09th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Customs seized 186 pieces of ivory tusk, worth HK$2 million, during an examination at Kwai Chung Container Terminal. The consignment was declared as 285 pieces of white wood and shipped in from Nigeria via Malaysia to Hong Kong on December 18. Customs is investigating. Anyone found guilty of trading endangered species faces a HK$5 million fine and two years' jail. ...

  9. Palm oil production is creating an environmental nightmare

    Posted May 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The world can't get enough palm oil, so when expensive Malaysia-sponsored advertising appears on BBC World television, as it now is, you can be sure that the world's biggest ... loss of wildlife habitat and enormous pollution from forest fires as vast swathes of tropical rainforest are cleared and burned for planting oil-palm trees. Malaysia says this unfolding ...

  10. Merchants enlisted sham bird's nest 'experts'

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... from Malaysia, a major supplier of bird's nests to China. The event came at the height of a crackdown by the Zhejiang authorities on fake or substandard red blood bird's nests- ... Administration of Malaysia and the Export Quarantine Administration of Malaysia. An investigation by Xinhua found that there were no such agencies in Malaysia. At the bogus press conference, the fake ...




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