3 ways to hinder sustainable forestry: Sarawak case study?

  Logging camps have gone a long way away from the hefty production of 10, 000 hoppus ton per month or about 5, 500 cubic. Those days were at least 30 years ago between the 80s and the 90s. Logging camps mushroomed where there was little to no access made by the state government and …

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Sarawak Timber Industry on Occupational Safety

In Bintulu, where...you add your stuff here man, I'm not from around here. Today is the last day of the lecture for the Occupational Safety and Health Campaign in Sarawak Timber Industry jointly organized by Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC), Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), and Sarawak Timber Association (STA). The attendees …

“Plus” Points for Sarawak in the Malaysia’s 2016 Budget

The Malaysian Borneo States were the highlights of the country's 2016 budget. It seems that Sarawak's Chief Minister, Adenan Satem had played the right cards all along; backing the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak during the turmoil of the MYR 2.6 billion "donation", the focused wailing citizens of Peninsular Malaysia outraged by the news …

Latest Pest and Diseases at Forest Plantation in Sarawak

Industrial Tree Plantation (ITP) is an intensively managed, even-age monoculture plantation, with special emphasis on fast-growing exotic species. For the State, this means Acacia mangium, Eucalyptus deglupta, Eucalyptus pellita, Gmelina arborea, Octomeles sumatrana, Khaya ivorensis, and Paraserianthes falcataria. The manifestation of ITP came about in the 90’s. The official effort geared towards ITP only began in …

Intelligent Plants

The name is Stefano Mancuso. The job description includes finding the "brain" of a plant and understand its functions; a plant neurobiologist to be exact. The idea is that plants (in general) have intelligence, consciousness. Classically, we disregard plants as living, living creatures to be exact. Stefano Mancuso is on a mission to prove otherwise. I …

Hold my beer. Define Sarawak for Sarawakian

The first major scientific attempt to test techniques for restoring open barren areas to their original, natural state, was initiated here in Bintulu, Sarawak. Mitsubishi Corporation was the first company endeavoring into the extraction of timber in the State. With them, Sarawak was among the world's leading exporter of tropical timbers in the 90's; created …