Royal Belum State Park on Unesco shortlist
GERIK: The Royal Belum State Park is on the short list of sites for Unesco world heritage status because it is a treasure trove of highly valued flora and fauna, as well as tropical rainforest ecology...
Singapore mansion sets record with US$167m sale
SINGAPORE, Aug 1 ― A Singapore mansion sitting on a sprawling plot of land has been sold for a record S$230 million (RM692.8 million), the latest in a string of eye-catching property deals in the we...
Advance science, and nation
THE growth and advancement of scientific research are directly proportional to the wealth and developmental status of a nation.
Informed choice is best
THIS is in response to the letter by Dr Rafidah Hanim Mokhtar that was published yesterday in The Star, “Sex education must be guided by our values” (July 8; online at bit.ly/star_sexeducate).
52 groups protest against 3 islands project
GEORGE TOWN: A coalition of 52 Malay-interest groups has written a protest note to Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, asking him to cancel the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project.
Dayaks open permanent office in New York
KOTA KINABALU: The Dayaks have opened a United Nations (UN) permanent representation office in Harlem, New York, and are working to get the organisation officially registered with the US government.
Making the cut for Raya
GEORGE TOWN: Muslims are still fasting but many are already eager to look their best for Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
10 must-reads for today
Malaysia intends to follow up on a proposal made to Singapore last month for a joint listing of their hawker culture under Unesco.
Sarawak activists take oil palm protest to Europe
PETALING JAYA: A delegation of indigenous representatives from Sarawak is currently in Europe to “expose the Malaysian palm oil industry’s detrimental practices”, the Swiss-based Bruno Manser Fu...
ECRL needs to bring industrial growth to east coast, says Azmin
MELAKA: The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project needs to bring new industries and industrial sector development to the East Coast, which in turn, spurs economic growth that benefits the people, says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
Maszlee was in Paris during vote on amendments
Education Minister Maszlee Malik has explained why he didn't attend the recent parliamentary sitting on proposed constitutional amendments to restore the original status of Sabah and Sarawak.According...
Less tunnelling work lowers ECRL cost
KUALA LUMPUR: The revised alignment of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project will not require extensive tunnelling work, which was a major cost component of the project.
ECRL reroute: Why it may now go through N Sembilan
Announced in the middle of the Rantau polls campaign, news that the renegotiated East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) may be rerouted to Negeri Sembilan has courted criticism and scepticism that it is merely a...
Langkawi to focus on sustainable development
GEORGE TOWN: Langkawi will focus on sustainable development with the right balance between growth and conservation, newly appointed Langkawi Development Authority (Lada) CEO Dr Hezri Adnan said today.
Malaysia Lauds Singapore’s Fake News Law
SINGAPORE: While critics remain concerned about the impact Singapore’s anti-fake news law, ‘the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill’ will have on free speech, their Malaysia...
No more approval for EIAs on Ramsar sites
KUALA LUMPUR: The government will no longer consider approval for environmental impact assessments (EIA) on Ramsar sites, to ensure the sustainability of these wetlands, the Dewan Rakyat was told toda...