Number of Chinese tourists lower than expected

PETALING JAYA: The number of Chinese tourists coming to Malaysia during the Lunar New Year is lower than expected due to fewer direct flights as well as high airfares, say industry players. Read full story

Sumatran tiger captured in Indonesia after second human attack

A SUMATRAN tiger believed to have attacked and injured farmers in Indonesia’s westernmost province of Aceh was captured today after a hunt lasting several days. It comes after two separate tiger attacks in the same Sumatran town over the past week left at least four people seriously injured.

Protecting 30% of oceans a huge challenge for the planet

HOW do we go from protecting 8% of marine areas to 30% in under 10 years? This question is at the heart of a global forum in Canada this weekend aiming to save marine ecosystems under threat from overfishing, pollution and climate change. On the heels of the historic biodiversity agreement signed at COP15 in […]

Flood-hit states en route to recovery

THE flood situation in Penang is on the verge of recovery as both relief centres in two districts in the state were shut down, while the number of flood victims in Johor and Sabah is also dropping. IN PENANG, State Environment and Welfare Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said all 59 flood victims from 17 families placed at the […]