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3 elephants found poisoned in Malaysia

Jun 07, 2019 - 2:34 PM

The dead animals are believed to be part of a herd of 30 elephants from the nearby forest reserve in Johor, Malaysia

POISONED. File photo of a elephant in the wilds of Malaysia. Shutterstock photo

Malaysian investors eye more palm oil plantations in PH

Nov 11, 2016 - 1:52 PM

Malaysian businessmen want to develop 300 000 hectares of land in the Philippines into palm oil plantations a wish expressed during President Duterte s visit to Malaysia

PALM OIL'S PROMISE. Malaysian investors eye increasing investments in palm oil in the Philippines. AFP file photo of a palm oil plantation in Sumatra island

Indonesian hearings reveal forest ravages

Jan 08, 2015 - 6:01 PM

Five months of hearings into land conflicts have produced a litany of abuses

RAVAGED FORESTS. An aerial view shows palm oil plantations in the Indragiri Hulu regency, Riau province, Indonesia, in May 2013. Photo by Bagus Indahono/EPA

Indonesia fires spark Singapore, Malaysia haze warning

Jun 25, 2014 - 6:50 PM

Fires in Indonesia s Riau province caused the worst outbreak of haze in Southeast Asia for more than a decade in June last year sparking a heated diplomatic row

BURNING FORESTS. An aerial photo shows thick smoke rising from burning peat land in Meranti, Riau province, Indonesia, in March 2014. Photo by Azwar/EPA