M’sia comes back with five golds


MANILA: The national contingent bounced back on the sixth day of competition at the 30th SEA Games in the Philippines Friday with a haul of five gold medals. The diving squad led the gold medal collection with two gold in the women’s 3m springboard, while tenpin bowling (men’s team), snooker […]

World Bank urged to stop lending to China


WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has lashed out at the World Bank, blaming the international financial institution for lending money to China. “Why is the World Bank loaning money to China? Can this be possible? China has plenty of money, and if they don’t, they create it. Stop! ” Trump […]

Rubber market to remain steady


KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian rubber market is expected to remain steady next week due to tight supply of the commodity in major producing countries following the current rainy season. “We will see prices going up a bit next week, extending last week’s momentum,” Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association president Denis […]

Halal industry market value to reach RM614


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s halal industry market value is expected to reach approximately RM614.36 billion by 2025, according to the Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC). Entrepreneur Development Ministry secretary-general Datuk Wan Suraya Wan Mohd Radzi said the halal industry keeps booming, with 70 percent of the market value comes from the […]

HK police to take hard-and-soft approaches


BEIJING/HONG KONG: The Hong Kong police will use both “hard” and “soft” approaches when dealing with protests, Hong Kong’s police commissioner Chris Tang told reporters in Beijing yesterday. The police chief spoke ahead of a potentially large pro-democracy demonstration today and following nearly six months of sometimes violent protests in […]

Sydney struggles to breathe


MELBOURNE: A giant bushfire on the edge of Sydney, which has blanketed the city in smoke causing a spike in respiratory illnesses and the cancellation of outdoor sports, will take weeks to control but will not be extinguished without heavy rains, firefighters said. Thousands of weary firefighters, who have been […]

Trump aims at toilets’ problem


WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump told a White House gathering Friday that he’s taking aim at the problem of US toilets that require flushing “10 times, 15 times”. Speaking in a voice and with a level of detail that suggested the importance he was giving the issue, Trump told the high-level […]

Amendment gives ‘force of law’ to NTD

Nur Ashikin Louis

BAU: The amendment to the Sarawak Land Code (SLC) Ordinance last year gave Native Territorial Domain (NTD) a force of law to protect the proprietary (ownership) rights of Sarawakians. Deputy State Attorney-General Saferi Ali said that the Federal Court’s decision in the case of Tuai Rumah Sandah Ak Tabau in […]

SBC told to work with locals

Natasha Jee

Commercialising Sarawak’s biodiversity KUCHING: Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC) has been urged to continue to pioneer ways of integrating local communities in the process of discovering new uses for Sarawak’s biodiversity with a view to commercialising the products. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said engaging the indigenous communities […]

Sarawak’s biodiversity for global market?

Natasha Jee

KUCHING: As one of the richest and oldest biodiversity hotspots in the world, Sarawak could potentially spearhead its development for the global market. Biodiversity refers to the variety of plant and animal life in the world or in a particular habitat, a high level of which is usually considered to […]

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