The brouhaha over the Bakun hydroelectric project in Malaysia continues. Recently, the Bakun Region People's Committee (BRPC) met to discuss the various

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Successful local involvement in a Malaysian park throws up an answer to heavyweight World Bank terms and plans for ecodevelopment

We present results of an empirical investigation and comparison of housing supply in three rapidly growing countries: Malaysia, Thailand, and Korea. These countries offer three contrasting examples of different approaches to development control. Korea has relatively strict control of housing supply. Thailand has little effective regulation of development. Malaysia offers an intermediate case, having adopted in the mid-1970s development control legislation patterned on the British Town and Country Planning Act.

The controversy over Bakun dam is getting murkier. The Malaysian government has decided to appeal a High Court order that said that the proposed dam did not meet environmental laws of the land (Down

A RECENT High Court ruling has put the breaks on the construction of the controversial Bakun dam. The country's High Court ruled on June 19 that the us $5.5 billion dam violated environmental

Development and environment are at loggerheads in the Taman Negara national park situated near Kuala Lumpur. The park shelters one of the world's oldest rainforests, described as the

Yet another fracas centering around a dam: the Malaysian government is going ahead with its plans to construct the Bakun hydro- electric dam on the island of Borneo. While the Deputy Prime

The Consumer's Association of Penang (CAP) in Malaysia has launched a blitzkrieg to ban Barbie. The doll is being blamed for promoting inappropriate stereotypes among children.

Location: On the Balui River, 37 km from Belaga town, Sarawak Catchment area: 14, 750 sq km Reservoir area: 69,000 ha, containing 43.8 cu m of water Hydroelectric output: 2,400 MW (eight