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.

Environment

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...

UK supermarket’s viral orangutan ad slammed by palm oil giant

UK supermarket’s viral orangutan ad slammed by palm oil giant

A British supermarket chain’s viral commercial about an orangutan left homeless because of deforestation from palm oil planting was slammed as a cheap publicity stunt by a...

Deforestation making Malaysia ‘ground zero’ for surge in monkey malaria say scientists

Deforestation making Malaysia ‘ground zero’ for surge in monkey malaria say scientists

Although Malaysia has largely eradicated human to human cases of malaria, there is a new threat in our midst in the form of monkey malaria. Previously a threat confined to the...

[UPDATE] Malaysia Impossible: Popular radioactive material used to make ‘dirty bombs’ gone missing from local company

[UPDATE] Malaysia Impossible: Popular radioactive material used to make ‘dirty bombs’ gone missing from local company

UPDATE: Police report that two men have been arrested in connection with the missing device. No further update on where the materials could be, or whether the two newly detained...

Wrath of Poseidon: After indiscriminate over-fishing Sabah’s lobster and crab hauling practices under review

Wrath of Poseidon: After indiscriminate over-fishing Sabah’s lobster and crab hauling practices under review

Sabah’s Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Junz Wong is putting the kibosh on all of your lobster thermidor fantasies, and told media he will be restricting the...

[UPDATE] Five dead, thousands flee as floods hit Malaysia’s Penang

[UPDATE] Five dead, thousands flee as floods hit Malaysia’s Penang

Five people have been killed and over 3,000 evacuated after a storm triggered serious flooding Sunday in Malaysia’s Penang, with the state’s historic capital under...

Divers, volunteers fish two washing machines out of Kota Kinabalu reefs

Divers, volunteers fish two washing machines out of Kota Kinabalu reefs

Umm, how on earth did they get there?

The largest marine park in Malaysia has opened in Sabah

The largest marine park in Malaysia has opened in Sabah

Brilliant!

Bornean orangutan, whale shark sliding towards extinction: conservationists

Bornean orangutan, whale shark sliding towards extinction: conservationists

Borneo's famed orangutan is on the verge of extinction, the IUCN says.


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