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2008-10-12 21:00:23

KERTEH: Mesra Mall, the first modern mall in the state, opened its doors yesterday, signifying a stronger purchasing power among residents here. The RM100 million mall, which covers 12 hectares, features 40 shops, a 32-lane bowling alley, four futsal and squash courts and a multipurpose hall which can accommodate 800 people. The single-storey mall, located in Kerteh, has three cineplexes which are scheduled to open by year-end and would be the first in the state. State Rural...

2008-09-16 00:00:09

By Rosli Zakaria KUALA TERENGGANU: Healthcare in Terengganu is literally free as expenses for the treatment for all kinds of chronic ailments are covered by the state government via a fund set up four years ago. Unfortunately, only RM2 million of the RM10 million in the fund has been used as many do not know of its existence. Donations for treatment and prostheses are, instead, being sought through the media. Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said wants village development and security...

2008-09-10 00:00:22

KUALA TERENGGANU: The state government will organise motivational classes for parents next year in its efforts to raise the educational standard here. State Education, Higher Education, Science, Technology and Human Resource Committee chairman Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman said the quality of students, teachers and infrastructure in Terengganu was good. The only aspect it lacked was motivation for parents. Ahmad Razif said the state government was talking with experts to formulate a module to...

2008-09-10 00:00:22

By Wan Mohd Hilmi Wan Ahmad I WAS truly upset by your reports on the effectiveness of the campaign to teach Science and Mathematics in English ("Study reveals policy's flaws" - NST, Sept 7). I wonder if any studies were done before the policy was implemented five years ago. I am neither a Mathematics nor a Science teacher, but I feel some students and teachers find it hard to cope with English to begin with, let alone learn and teach Mathematics and Science in that language. Both...

2008-09-02 00:00:12

KUALA TERENGGANU: Volunteers calling themselves the Redang Reef Rangers have pledged to devote their time to protect Redang island's aquatic heritage. Particularly close to their heart are its beautiful corals. The Terengganu Riverine and Coastal Authority (Trevicosta) will oversee the activities of the rangers, who comprise resort and dive centre operators, numbering about 150 people. The move to band together as rangers was the brainchild of the resort operators themselves. State...

2008-09-02 00:00:12

By Chris Prasad IF you've got the moolah and are looking to invest in something unique in exotic Asia, nothing beats that alltime fetish of having a private island to call your own. While many believe such indulgence to be only in the domain of wealthy tycoons, there is one such opportunity in Malaysia that not only begs to differ, but also offers a "fresh" perspective on the concept. Located in one of the country's most picturesque fresh water lakes, Tasik Kenyir in Terengganu, a...

2008-08-29 00:00:23

By Sean Augustin KUALA TERENGGANU: The state government `fastened' the first batch of the Reefscape, a beehive-shaped concrete artificial reef, off Redang Island here yesterday. About 500 reef units were deployed by divers, led by State Industrial, Trade and Environment Committee chairman Toh Chin Yaw, in 10 sites. There are 2,000 units altogether. The Reefscape, weighing about 60kg each, were placed near existing reefs, some of which were damaged, to help corals grow faster. Corals are...

2008-08-25 00:00:14

By Sean Augustin HULU TERENGGANU: Falling on deaf ears. This can best describe the pleas by several quarters to halt sand dredging activities along Sungai Berang, which are damaging the ecosystem and endangering wildlife. When the New Straits Times first carried a report last month, there were at least five sites that were being dredged for sand. A check with the Hulu Terengganu land office yesterday revealed that the number of sites had increased to seven. It is also learnt that nine...

2008-08-11 00:00:29

By Rosli Zakaria KUALA TERENGGANU: The Terengganu government expects to receive RM2 billion or more in oil royalty next month. It is also working with the Treasury on the arrears due to the state since payment was stopped in 2000, Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said said yesterday. The RM2 billion is based on the current price of crude. The state's annual oil royalty in previous years was between RM1.2 billion and RM1.4 billion. "The people will get back what is rightly theirs. With the...

2008-07-02 00:00:14

By Sean Augustin HULU TERENGGANU: The Sungai Berang riverine forest near Kampung Pengkalan Ajal here is under threat from sand dredging, which could damage its fragile eco-system and endanger wildlife. The riverine forest is home to various flora and fauna such as wild orchids, terrapins, pig-tailed monkeys and kingfishers. It is learnt that sand dredging had been carried out in at least five sites along Sungai Berang. Malaysian Nature Society member Wan Nurzalia Wan Saelan told the...


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