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An Indonesian oil company has denied responsibility for a major oil slick off the coast of Borneo, which appears to be spreading and contaminating new stretches of coastline and local fisheries. At least four fishermen died in Balikpapan Bay on the weekend when part of the slick ignited. A fifth fisherman is ...
A vast oil slick covers the water of Balikpapan Bay in Borneo, and dead marine life is washing up on shore. Local fishermen say they won't be able to make a living from the waters any time soon. Indonesia says the oil is not from its local refinery or pipelines, and has most likely come from a Chinese tugboat ...

Indonesian police are questioning the crew of a bulk coal carrier over an oil spill off the island of Borneo that killed four fishermen and continues to pollute local waters. Police have taken fuel samples from the Panama-flagged MV Ever Judger, which remains in Balikpapan Bay. The ship, which is crewed by ...
An Indonesian oil company has denied responsibility for a major oil slick off the coast of Borneo, which appears to be spreading and contaminating new stretches of coastline and local fisheries. At least four fishermen died in Balikpapan Bay on the weekend when part of the slick ignited. A fifth fisherman is ...
SIBU: Police have identified more than 100 individuals statewide whom they need to monitor during the 14th general election (GE14). Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the individuals were those likely to cause trouble and they are in urban parliamentary seats in the state.
PETALING JAYA: Solid Automotive Bhd is looking to acquire a 90% stake in Borneo Technical Co (M) Sdn Bhd, a company involved in the marketing and distribution of automotive replacement parts, industrial supplies and marine products. Solid said in a filing with the stock exchange that it had on April 2 ...

Ahmad Zahid (second right) looks at a model of People's Housing Project after the launching. — Bernama photo. LENGGONG: The ability of the government to provide various facilities to the people, including the People's Housing Project, shows that it is not bankrupt, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid ...
In this regard, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah highlights Borneo as an exotic place to foreigners, adding that Sarawak would want to capitalise on this. He was speaking to reporters yesterday after launching the 'Sarawak Borneo Cross Country Rally ...
Mr. Palmieri, a Californian, eventually settled in Bali, and from there took a series of trips to Borneo seeking art and artifacts that he sold to museums and collectors. In “The Last Wild Men of Borneo,” Carl Hoffman, himself an adventurer-journalist, tells their stories. Like Manser and Mr. Palmieri, Hoffman has ...
Snowdan (fourth right) exchanges the MoU documents with Viwat Vigrantanoros during the signing ceremony held in Chiang Mai, Thailand. KUCHING: Veteran athletes from many countries worldwide are showing keen interest in competing in the 21st Asia Masters Athletics Championship (AMAC), which ...
Najib (centre) gestures while posing for a group photo during Rela's 46th anniversary celebration. — Bernama photo. SERDANG: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yesterday announced higher allowances for Rela (People's Volunteer Corps) volunteers and officers. The allowance for volunteers is ...
In his new book, The Last Wild Men Of Borneo, author Carl Hoffman brings together the stories of Bruno Manser and Michael Palmieri, two very different, yet similar, men, and their obsession with one of the wildest places on Earth. When National Geographic spoke with Hoffman by phone at his home in ...
SAN FRANCISCO: Uber is selling parts of its Southeast Asia operations to local rival Grab, getting a piece of the action in the process, according to US media reports. Grab is on the cusp of buying Uber's business in some Southeast Asia markets in a deal that would give the California-based ...
KUALA LUMPUR: Following the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) on Thursday, Malaysia is now shifting its focus to conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk ...
KOTA KINABALU: Parti Kerjasama Anak Negeri applauds and fully welcomes the PH Manifesto unveiled yesterday which promises to return the status of Sabah and Sarawak according to the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63). However Anak Negeri President Datuk Henrynus Amin has urged the national ...
Agitate things, take chances, try something different because change is good. The status quo can be boring and a new view gives you fresh perspective. Stir a little, as you'll see in the new book “The Last Wild Men of Borneo” by Carl Hoffman, and you alter things significantly. Why are we so fascinated by ...
KUCHING: Petronas, the national petroleum corporation, welcomes the participation of Sarawak's own petroleum company Petros in the oil and gas sector and looks forward to continue collaborating with the state for mutual benefit. Petronas said this in a press statement yesterday to congratulate the state ...

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KUALA LUMPUR: The government is prepared to consider increasing the quantum of the 1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M) for the urban poor, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Othman Aziz. He said the government was aware that the cost of living in the town was higher than in the rural areas. “InsyaAllah ...
Musa (front, fourth from right), Raymond (third right) and other offi cials with the participants of the digital economy seminar yesterday. KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Haji Aman has asked the people to give him a few more years to make poverty 'zero' in Sabah. Musa said that the State ...
Observations by NASA's Juno spacecraft shed the first light on what goes on beneath the surface of Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar System. – AFP photo. Jupiter's tempestuous, gassy atmosphere stretches some 3,000 kilometres (1,860 miles) deep and comprises a hundredth of the planet's mass, ...
KOTA KINABALU: Mental health issues in Sabah are the most prevalent compared to other states nationwide, making up 42.9 per cent of national figures. Sabah Health Department Director Datuk Dr Christina Rundi said a survey conducted by the Ministry of Health in 2015 found Sabah to have the highest ...
The island of Borneo has long conjured powerful Western fantasies of the exotic—a place of steep mountains, impenetrable forests, and Stone Age tribes. A place where spirits lurk, and where men can simply vanish. It's proven to be the perfect backdrop on which to project romantic notions about ...
Nearly a fifth of Europe's wood-dependent beetles could disappear if remaining old-growth trees are not allowed to decline naturally, a report has warned. AFP photo. PARIS: Nearly a fifth of Europe's wood beetle species face extinction because the old, decaying trees they depend on have been cleared ...
Animals such as ball pythons are popular in the Asian pet trade because of their docile nature and low space requirements, especially in crowded metropolises such as Hong Kong and Singapore. AFP file photo. HONG KONG: Shipments of protected African species including tortoises, pythons and parrots ...
Chinese firms are making making inroads into the car market via electric vehicles, like this electric car by BYD seen charging in Beijing. AFP photo. GENEVA: The rise of electric cars heralds not only a major technology switch but also promises massive disruption to today's auto giants as Tesla and a group ...
KUALA LUMPUR: The government will step in and restore order to the internet if bloggers and social media users fail to act responsibly. “Don't allow it to come to a stage where action needs to be taken against abusers of the internet and social media,” warned Communications and Multimedia minister ...
Katie Fitzpatrick freely admits she's scared of insects, but that isn't stopping her from camping in the jungle of Borneo next month for a charity close to her heart. Katie, who owns and runs Little Stars Pre-school in Moville with her sister Aideen, will be trekking and camping in the jungle to raise funds for ...
KUCHING: PC GAbon Upstream SA (PCGUSA), a subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), has discovered oil and gas at its Boudji-1 exploration well in Block F14 (Likuale), South Gabon. Petronas in a statement yesterday said said the discovery marked a significant milestone as Petronas ...
SEMPORNA: State Assistant Minister of Finance Datuk Ramlee Marhaban has described as malicious the allegation by Parti Warisan Sabah that Yayasan Sabah Group (YSG) was bankrupt. He said the allegation made by the opposition party was to confuse the people and gain their support. Ramlee said ...
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: On a tiny island off Brunei's northern tip on the South China Sea, thousands of Chinese workers are building a refinery and petrochemical complex, along with a bridge connecting it to the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan. When completed, the first phase of the US$3.4 billion ...
Lee (third left) together with (from right) Suyanto, Tan, Wee, Penguang, Zhang and Lam in a photo call after a lion dance performance at the CNY open house. KUCHING: The redevelopment project of Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) at a cost of RM351 million is expected to be completed by Feb 2021.
They must first equip themselves with e-commerce knowledge and prepare themselves before embarking on developing their online store and how to design it,” he said at the e-Synergise Talk entitled 'Adapt the Change: Joining the e-Commerce' held at MaGIC Sarawak @ Borneo 744 here yesterday.
He added that the developer was also facing the lack of facilities and readiness of material supply in light of other ongoing mega projects such as the Pan Borneo Highway. “We are also having difficulties in getting skilled (specialised) labour due to the fast-paced development in Sarawak, and securing ...
From right (front) Fidzuan, Chong, Baru and other PH Sarawak leaders at the joint press conference at PKR office at Mile 3 in Kuching. KUCHING: Pakatan Harapan Sarawak opined that clear laws and guidelines are needed for converts in the state. Expressing their views in a joint press statement, PH ...
In sophomore EP release Rebel Mindtricks, Sydney's proclaimed 'Discopunk Rainbowrock' purveyours Borneo released some of their finest and most cleverly arranged tunes yet. Remaining witty and ever tongue in cheek, the band stayed true its genre-bending roots, bringing together funk, disco, punk ...
Najib (right) launches the National Human Rights Action Plan at the Perdana Putra building. Also seen are Azalina (left) and Low. — Bernama photo. PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yesterday launched the National Human Rights Action Plan, demonstrating Malaysia's commitment ...
SANDAKAN: A Borneo Pygmy elephant entered a secondary school in Telupid and wandered around in its dining hall for several minutes in the early hours yesterday. None of the students of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Telupid were harmed during the incident as no one was at the dining hall ...
For his new book, Savage Harvest author Carl Hoffman has ventured into what's commonly referred to as Earth's last Eden: Borneo. Already receiving raves calling it “adventure travel at its best,” The Last Wild Men of Borneo paints a portrait of two men where there's more than meets the eye, effectively ...
Just three months after scientists discovered a new species of orangutan on Sumatra, a new study estimates that the nearby island of Borneo has lost around half of its native orangutans in 16 years. This is particularly bleak news considering that the Bornean orangutan is already considered critically ...
Around half of all orangutans living on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo — nearly 150,000 in all — vanished during a recent 16-year period. The causes included logging, land clearance for agriculture and mining that destroyed their habitats, according to a study in Current Biology released on ...
If you've ever wanted to jump straight into Asia and experience the best of wild Borneo, then this should be right up your alley. Backyard Travel, the online boutique tour operator specialising in insider tours of Asia has launched an epic tour of Malaysian Borneo. Showcasing the region's most incredible ...
KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman yesterday announced a Pan Borneo Highway Contractor Financing Facility specifically for bumiputera contractors in Sabah. Musa said eligible Sabahan bumiputera contractors could receive financing facility and financial guarantee worth RM500 million ...
SANDAKAN: A total of 441 illegal immigrants were repatriated to their native land, the Philippines via Sandakan Port to Zamboanga, yesterday. According to National Security Council secretary Datuk Rodzi Md Saad, the illegals comprised 254 men, 138 women, 25 boys and 24 girls between one month ...
NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand: The use of Artificial Insemination (AI) and Embryo Transfer Technology (ET) will be expanded in the Sarawak's livestock breeding industry to ensure that the production of meat and dairy product in the state can be improved. Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar ...
In parts of Sumatra and Borneo, the species has also been declining quickly in many areas as oil palm agriculture has expanded. Also, in Borneo, the ancient tradition of bearded pig hunting – accounting for the majority of wild meat consumption in Borneo's non-Muslim rural areas – has caused the species ...
Roman Catholic Archbishop Simon Poh (wearing white robe) being shielded by security personnel from the crowd. KUCHING: The civil court has no jurisdiction to hear cases of conversion out of Islam because only the Syariah Court can do so, the Federal Court ruled here yesterday. The apex court also ...
Fatimah (seated centre) together with the council members after the meeting. Also seen (from second left) are Sabariah, Rosey and Saadiah. KUCHING: Non-Muslim couples are urged to sort out any existing marital ties before considering another marriage. Minister of Welfare, Community Well Being, ...
For his new book, Savage Harvest author Carl Hoffman has ventured into what's commonly referred to as Earth's last Eden: Borneo. Already receiving raves calling it “adventure travel at its best,” The Last Wild Men of Borneo paints a portrait of two men where there's more than meets the eye, effectively ...
Chong (second left) speaks to reporters as (from right) his political secretary Abdul Aziz Isa, Padungan assemblyman Wong King Wei, Pending assemblywoman Violet Yong and Dr Kelvin Yii look on. KUCHING: DAP Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen confirmed that his political secretary Dr Kelvin Yii ...


 

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