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Six Cambodians nabbed for keeping wild animal parts

KUALA LUMPUR: Six Cambodian nationals were apprehended in Tembat forest reserve, Terengganu last Saturday for crimes involving wildlife and trespassing into the forest reserve. Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar said the arrests were made in an

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Malaysia greenlights bauxite mining, with conditions

Malaysia announced today that it has finalised new operating procedures for bauxite mining and export activities based on an earlier draft proposal after discussions with various stakeholders including miners and green groups. The new operating procedures include capping monthly bauxite

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Panda cub ‘Yi Yi’ born in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: The second Malaysian-born giant panda finally has a name – ‘Yi Yi’, which means friendship. Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar announced the 19-month-old female panda cub’s name at a ceremony at the Zoo Negara

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‘Federal gov’t has drawn up guidelines on logging in sensitive areas’

KUALA LUMPUR: The Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry has drawn up guidelines on logging in sensitive areas to tackle uncontrolled logging and timber output. Its minister, Dr Xavier Jayakumar said the guidelines were ready and the state governments would

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