BORNEO Top Stories

South China Morning Post: It’s just after dinner on February 9, exactly a week before Lunar New Year. Lu Xie, a native of Ningbo, China, is nowhere near preparing for Chunyun, the annual Spring Festival travel rush. Instead, she is holidaying 2,700km away from her hometown, off...
Dissident Voice: Andre Vltchek This week I spoke with philosopher, novelist, filmmaker and investigative journalist Andre Vltchek. Vltchek has covered wars and conflicts in dozens of countries. Three of his latest books are his tribute to The Great October Socialist...
Malaysian National News Agency: KOTA KINABALU, Feb 23 (Bernama) -- Borneo HighwayPDP Sdn Bhd (BHP) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sabah Quarry Owners Association...
International Business Times: Proboscis monkeyCreative Commons It turns out size does matter sometimes. The size of the enlarged, floppy nose of male proboscis monkeys has a unique role to play. Researchers have found that the size of their noses is directly linked to the number of females...
Public Technologies: Kuching (Sarawak), Friday, 23 February 2018 - Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad (CMSB - 2852), the State's leading infrastructure facilitator, is pleased to announce its financial performance for the financial year ended 31 December 2017 (FY2017). The Group reported...
This is Money: A campaign to raise funds for a breathtaking new book featuring photographs of wild gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans and bonobos is set to be launched on Friday. The Kickstarter campaign has helped previously raise funds and help release two other previous...
Newsweek: When it comes to attracting a mate, it seems size really does matter. A new study of proboscis monkeys in Malaysia, published in the journal Science Advances, has found that males with the biggest noses—and other exaggerated male features—have the most number...
The Economist: Like Congo with eucalypts MOST deforestation takes place in poor countries. In richer places, trees tend to multiply. Australia is an unhappy exception....
The Economist: A hairy orange meal ticket THEY move with ease. In the shade of the jungle, a round-bellied orangutan glides towards the ground. Her long limbs give...
The Jakarta Post: Most Indonesians are aware that there are palaces in certain areas such as Yogyakarta and Surakarta in Central Java, and Cirebon in West Java. The fact is, however, almost all provinces in Indonesia have palaces. “Indonesia’s Investigating...
Voa News: Philippine PresidentRodrigo Duterte has placed a boundary on his fast-growing friendship with China by barring further Chinese activity off the Pacific coast and insisting that Beijing avoid new construction work in contested waters. The president who changed...
Malaysian National News Agency: CYBERJAYA, Feb 22 (Bernama) -- The government has allocated RM20 million to develop a Blue Ocean Entrepreneurship Town (BOET) here, with the objective of creating a conducive...
Topix: Four Indonesian provinces have declared emergencies in anticipation of worsening forest fires that each year spread health-damaging haze across much of Southeast Asia. The NationalDisaster Mitigation Agency said Wednesday that emergency alerts in Riau and...