AFTER a large gathering of over 400 participants had spent over two long days (Oct. 26-27) deliberating and searching for solutions to enhance forest ecosystems connectivity and corridors within the Heart of Borneo, a member of the Sabah State Cabinet came to the closing of the forum, grabbed ‘the bull by the horns’ and told [...]
Archive | October, 2009
October 26, 2009
Sam Mannan: Sabah is a trail blazer in conservation efforts, not by chance, but by design; a deliberate policy direction. DATUK Sam Mannan, the Director of Sabah Forestry Department, in his usual blunt, forthright and hard hitting style of oratory, declared in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, on Monday (Oct. 26) that efforts to achieve sustainable forest [...]
October 24, 2009
FOLLOWING the dictum of “Seeing Is Believing”, I took the opportunity to follow the Principal Assistant Director of the State Fisheries Department, Jephrin Z. Wong, to Kg. Ratau, in the Kiulu area of Tuaran District to witness how villagers there conduct a fish harvest in compliance with the tagal system.
October 23, 2009
Known as the Tagang System in Sarawak THE Sabah Fisheries Department has introduced an innovative method of conservation of fish supply to villagers living along river banks. Known as the Tagal System, it has become so successful that it has spread to neighbouring state of Sarawak and to Pahang in Peninsula Malaysia. Soon, this system [...]
Finally they take advice of Sabah central delegates to work as team and move on to matters that are more important to all Malaysians JOE LEONG LATEST NEWS from Kuala Lumpur says that the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) has come out with a ‘greater unity plan’ to bring stability to the party that will see former deputy president [...]
THE Malaysian government does not intend to fully open up the sugar industry in the country as it would cause the price of the commodity on the local market to be exposed to speculation and price fluctuation on the international market.
MOUNT Kinabalu in Sabah has the first via ferrata, not only in Malaysia but also in Asia. Opened in December 2007, it is an alternative route to the top of Mount Kinabalu at 4,095 metres above sea level.
October 20, 2009
UCAN interview with Archbishop John Lee Hiong Fun-Yit Yaw BANGKOK — In his 22 years as prelate of Kota Kinabalu, Archbishop John Lee Hiong Fun-Yit Yaw has seen his Church territory divided up twice, before being elevated to an archdiocese. In a recent email interview with UCA News, he spoke about issues such as the [...]
October 19, 2009
Datuk Najib Abdul Razak, the Prime Minister of Malaysia has declared Sept 16, Malaysia Day, a public holiday from next year. He made the announcement during question-and-answer session at Parliament in Kuala Lumpur this morning.
October 17, 2009
Over RM1.7m worth of timber & diesel found on a barge on Baram River THE Marine Operations Force (MOF) in Sarawak has seized 359 pieces of suspected smuggled round logs on a barge and 15,000 litres of diesel inside an express boat on Baram River.