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August 22, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
State to Sell Off 14 Entities: The eastern Malaysian state of Sarawak has chosen 14 companies or projects to be sold to the public within two years, the Star newspaper said. The diverse projects include seven companies now within the stable of the Sarawak State Economic Development Corp., plantations and land developments and ferry operations under the purview of the Public Works Department. Sarawak is home to Malaysia's largest single electrical power generating project, the $5.
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May 26, 1996 | DENIS D. GRAY, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Deep in one of the world's oldest rain forests, this small tribal settlement awakens most mornings to grinding motors and the thud of falling trees--sounds that herald the end of its traditional ways. "I just want to cry when I hear the bulldozers and saws. But what can I do? Nothing," says Juwin Lihan, a leader of the Penans, who depended on the Sarawak region's once boundless and bountiful forests for generations.
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NEWS
January 4, 1986 | Associated Press
A ferry with 30 people aboard capsized in the South China Sea on Friday, and one person drowned and 17 were missing, the national news agency Bernama reported. Twelve survivors swam to shore after the boat capsized off Sarawak state on Borneo Island.
BUSINESS
August 22, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
State to Sell Off 14 Entities: The eastern Malaysian state of Sarawak has chosen 14 companies or projects to be sold to the public within two years, the Star newspaper said. The diverse projects include seven companies now within the stable of the Sarawak State Economic Development Corp., plantations and land developments and ferry operations under the purview of the Public Works Department. Sarawak is home to Malaysia's largest single electrical power generating project, the $5.
BUSINESS
December 21, 1992 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The government of Sarawak did the unthinkable last summer. The timber-rich state in eastern Malaysia abruptly announced that it would slash logging quotas in its ancient tropical rain forests. Environmentalists were caught off guard. Sarawak, after all, has chopped and sawed and bulldozed itself into infamy. A recalcitrant Sarawak has brushed off intense international pressure to reform its logging practices and to recognize the rights of indigenous forest dwellers.
BOOKS
April 17, 1988
Referring to Jack Mathew's comments on my book, "Stranger in the Forest: On Foot Across Borneo" (Book Review, March 20). Mathews begins with a tale of his recent holiday to Mulu National Park in Sarawak. This evidently establishes him as a local expert on the flora, fauna and environmental issues. He objects to nomadic hunters shooting birds, ruminates briefly over "missed dramatic opportunities buried in almost every paragraph" and finally provides us with this insight: If there are many more thoughtless, wild game poaching visitors such as Hansen there won't be any rain forest left for serious holiday-makers such as myself.
NEWS
May 26, 1996 | DENIS D. GRAY, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Deep in one of the world's oldest rain forests, this small tribal settlement awakens most mornings to grinding motors and the thud of falling trees--sounds that herald the end of its traditional ways. "I just want to cry when I hear the bulldozers and saws. But what can I do? Nothing," says Juwin Lihan, a leader of the Penans, who depended on the Sarawak region's once boundless and bountiful forests for generations.
BUSINESS
August 8, 1989 | United Press International
Arabian Oil Co., a Japanese oil developing firm, said its affiliate in Malaysia, Malaysia Barum Oil Development Co., has succeeded in exploratory drilling for oil in Sarawak, Malaysia. The company said exploration has been conducted in the Sarawak area since December last year under a contract with Petronas, Malaysia's state-owned oil firm. The size of oil reserves and feasibility of commercial production have yet to be determined, the company said.
NEWS
October 9, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Eleven primary schoolchildren were burned to death in a fire that engulfed their hostel in Malaysia's Borneo state of Sarawak, the national news agency Bernama said. Bernama quoted fire department officials in the town of Saratok as saying the fire had nearly burned out by the time firemen arrived in the village of Kampung Sessang in the remote interior of Sarawak, a state mostly covered by rain forests. It said 18 pupils were sleeping in the hostel at the time of the blaze.
NEWS
July 5, 1986 | From Reuters
Telecommunications Minister Datuk Leo Moggie called Malaysia's millionth telephone subscriber today--and got a wrong number. As cameras rolled and reporters watched, Moggie got through to a police station instead of a teacher in Sarawak, who had been promised a year's free phone use.
BUSINESS
December 21, 1992 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The government of Sarawak did the unthinkable last summer. The timber-rich state in eastern Malaysia abruptly announced that it would slash logging quotas in its ancient tropical rain forests. Environmentalists were caught off guard. Sarawak, after all, has chopped and sawed and bulldozed itself into infamy. A recalcitrant Sarawak has brushed off intense international pressure to reform its logging practices and to recognize the rights of indigenous forest dwellers.
BOOKS
April 17, 1988
Referring to Jack Mathew's comments on my book, "Stranger in the Forest: On Foot Across Borneo" (Book Review, March 20). Mathews begins with a tale of his recent holiday to Mulu National Park in Sarawak. This evidently establishes him as a local expert on the flora, fauna and environmental issues. He objects to nomadic hunters shooting birds, ruminates briefly over "missed dramatic opportunities buried in almost every paragraph" and finally provides us with this insight: If there are many more thoughtless, wild game poaching visitors such as Hansen there won't be any rain forest left for serious holiday-makers such as myself.
NEWS
January 4, 1986 | Associated Press
A ferry with 30 people aboard capsized in the South China Sea on Friday, and one person drowned and 17 were missing, the national news agency Bernama reported. Twelve survivors swam to shore after the boat capsized off Sarawak state on Borneo Island.
NEWS
July 6, 1986 | United Press International
While cameras rolled and reporters watched, Telecommunications Minister Leo Moggie dialed Malaysia's one-millionth phone subscriber to say congratulations but got a wrong number, the Malay Mail reported Friday. The minister was supposed to dial the phone number of a schoolteacher in a remote one-street town in the East Malaysian state of Sarawak, but instead a startled policeman answered his call.
NEWS
October 30, 1985 | From Reuters
The world's second-largest known subterranean chamber has been discovered by government water resources experts in northern Oman, officials said Tuesday. The cavern is second only to Malaysia's Sarawak Chamber in size and is within similar limestone terrain, they said. The weekly newspaper Akhbar Oman said the chamber, 1,017 feet long and 738 feet wide, with a domed ceiling 394 feet high, was found at Jabal Bani Jabir, north of Muscat.
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