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August 29, 2017 9:22 AM Pos Malaysia introduces 150 Years Straits Settlements Stamps

KUALA LUMPUR: Pos Malaysia Berhad (Pos Malaysia) has issued 150 Years Straits Settlements Stamps to commemorate Malaysia's history. These strait stamps will be on sale to the public on Sept 4 and it features three stamp designs worth 60 sens, 80 sens and 90 sens. The first provisional stamps for the Straits Settlements were Indian stamps which had an elephant 10

August 12, 2017 10:26 AM Elephant blamed for 15 deaths in eastern India shot dead

SAHIBGANJ, India (Reuters) - An elephant blamed for killing more than a dozen people in the eastern Indian states of Jharkhand and Bihar was shot dead on Friday, after an elaborate hunt that involved dozens of forest officials and a sharpshooter. State forest official N. K. Singh said the team was assembled was after the elephant, believed to be 20-25 years 20

August 12, 2017 3:35 AM Wild elephant population in peninsula estimated at 1,450, says minister

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 — The population of wild elephants in peninsular Malaysia is estimated to be between 1,220 to 1,450, said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar. He said the animal distribution in the peninsula is concentrated in Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan, Kedah, Perak, Johor and Negri Sembilan, with the highest 15

August 11, 2017 12:43 AM ECRL folly bound to fail and burden the nation

COMMENT | The East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) is being touted to Malaysians as a world-class “game changer” which will accelerate development in the East Coast states of Peninsular Malaysia. Unfortunately, there is little evidence that it will do so, and the rationale for such claims are dubious, to say the least. We have been told that RM55 billion is being 28

August 11, 2017 12:34 AM ECRL will only burden Malaysians

Malaysians should learn from past experiences of countries such as Sri Lanka and Tanzania instead of running the risk of the ECRL turning into a 'white elephant'. The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) has been touted as a “world-class game changer” which will accelerate development in the East Coast states of Peninsular Malaysia. Unfortunately, there is little 130

August 10, 2017 6:04 PM How Companies Like PepsiCo and McDonald’s Are Pushing Indonesia's Endangered Elephants to Extinction

A baby elephant nuzzles its mother in the Leuser Ecosystem on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. Critical elephant habitat is being decimated to make room for palm oil plantations. The Leuser Ecosystem on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia thrums with life. It is an ancient, 6.5 million acres of lush rainforest and steamy peat swamps, and because of its rich biodiversity 194

August 3, 2017 2:10 PM Malawi hails ‘historic’ relocation of 520 elephants

BLANTYRE: Malawi on Thursday celebrated the successful conclusion of a two-year project moving 520 sedated elephants by truck to a reserve where the animals had been nearly wiped out by poaching. Described as one of the biggest-ever wildlife translocations, the elephants were transported 350 kilometres (220 miles) from two southern parks to the Nkhotakota 18

July 28, 2017 4:37 AM Chinese and Indian Security Officials Meet Amid Border Stand-Off

Top Chinese and Indian officials met in Beijing amid a tense border stand-off in the Himalayas and an increasingly protracted diplomatic impasse. The Thursday meeting between Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and India’s National Security Adviser Ajit Doval was the first high-level meeting since the weeks-long dispute began in a contested mountainous 19

July 24, 2017 6:09 AM Sri Lanka navy rescues two elephants washed out to sea

Colombo (AFP) - Two young elephants washed out to sea were saved from drowning Sunday by the Sri Lankan navy in the second such incident off the island in as many weeks. The navy said the pair of wild elephants were brought ashore after a "mammoth effort" involving navy divers, ropes and a flotilla of boats to tow them back to shallow waters 16

July 22, 2017 2:01 PM A dedicated Duterte Marshall plan for Muslim Mindanao

In 1948, the US Congress passed a law providing US$13 billion worth of assistance to help the ravaged countries in Europe rise from ashes of war. Officially known as the “European Recovery Plan,” it was later named after the architect of the plan — George C. Marshall who was general of the US Army during World War II, and who by then was the Secretary 14