Nossa! Massive Amazon fish found floating in Borneo lake by jogger

Passers-by at a popular lake in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah were shocked to see a massive fish floating in the waters in the Bukit Padang neighborhood of the city. The 108kg fish, measuring 2.4 meters in length, and identified as an Arapaima, native to South America’s Amazon river, was already dead in the Tun Fuad Stephens ...

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‘Irresponsible’ coal dust dumping off of Melaka caught on camera by local fishermen

‘Irresponsible’ coal dust dumping off of Melaka caught on camera by local fishermen

After nearly two-minute-long footage was leaked onto the internet showing a vessel dumping coal dust into the seas off the Melaka coast, environmental advocacy groups are asking...

Dengue cases at an almost 90% increase compared to same time last year

Dengue cases at an almost 90% increase compared to same time last year

Malaysia’s Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad is reporting that between January and July of this year, a total of 72,356 dengue cases have been reported, drastically higher than...

Two very different takes on an alleged environmental crisis happening in Malaysia

Two very different takes on an alleged environmental crisis happening in Malaysia

As the environmental situation in Johor’s industrial Pasir Gudang area continues to leave scores of residents complaining of malaise, two of Malaysia’s biggest newspapers had...

Locals claim herd of elephants and troop of macaques wreaking havoc on village

Locals claim herd of elephants and troop of macaques wreaking havoc on village

Villagers in the Hulu Terengganu area of Malaysia’s east coast have complained that a herd of elephants is destroying their community’s flora and fauna over the last week,...

Area-wide school closures decreed after students in Pasir Gudang fall ill from alleged toxic fumes

Area-wide school closures decreed after students in Pasir Gudang fall ill from alleged toxic fumes

In a case that echoes this year’s earlier illicit toxic waste dumping in the Sungai Kim Kim area of industrial Johor, all kindergartens, schools, and educational institutions in...

Diver in waters off Sabah finds scores of ‘slaughtered’ hammerhead sharks

Diver in waters off Sabah finds scores of ‘slaughtered’ hammerhead sharks

Gareth Jones, a foreign diver who had ventured into the waters off Mabul Island, part of Sabah’s Semporna district, was surprised to find severed and hacked hammerhead sharks...

Scientists warn that eating shellfish from Malaysia’s west coast could lead to heavy metal poisoning

Scientists warn that eating shellfish from Malaysia’s west coast could lead to heavy metal poisoning

A team of scientists lead by a senior lecturer from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu’s (UMT) School of Marine and Environmental Sciences department made an unsettling discovery...

Over 2,000 fall ill in Malaysia after toxic waste dumped in Johor river

Over 2,000 fall ill in Malaysia after toxic waste dumped in Johor river

People who inhaled the fumes suffered from nausea and vomiting. No one has died.

One of only two Malaysian UNESCO biosphere reserves ‘in danger of losing status’

One of only two Malaysian UNESCO biosphere reserves ‘in danger of losing status’

Tasik Chini, the lake that serves as one of only two Malaysian UNESCO biosphere reserves, is potentially losing its prestigious status, according to Professor Dr Mushrifah...


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