Langkawi, the Name

“What’s in a name”, says Juliet, “that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”. That was Shakespeare’s romanticism, who didn’t seem to think that name matters. But it does,…

Digitalisation of Langkawi

On behalf of the Federal government and all the people of Langkawi, I warmly welcome your visit to this archipelago of 99 magical islands. We are glad that a technology giant like Oracle and its…

Langkawi terima kad hijau, kekalkan status Global Geopark…

LANGKAWI: Proses revalidasi Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark (LUGGp) yang dijalankan Ogos lepas, menyaksikan pulau ini berjaya diberikan kad hijau seterusnya mengekalkan status itu buat kali ketiga. Ketika mengumumkan berita gembira itu, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Langkawi…

Prime land on isle left idle

LAND in some of the most beautiful corners of the archipelago have been left idle for up to a decade because private investors won the leases and then did nothing. With over 140ha of prime…

Environmental Reforms for Malaysia Baru

Malaysia has accumulated all kinds of environmental damages following decades of rapid industrialisation. Take water for example, five states are currently considered water deficit, while 377 rivers are getting narrower, shallower and lled with mud from…

Riding Out the Commodities Storm

LESSENING VULNERABILITY: Broader economic reforms necessary to deal with commodities boom-and-bust cycles THE era of oil shocks is far from over. In the past two years, oil prices have been in a free-fall, tumbling from…

The Future is Rural, Too

It is convenient to think we now live in the age of urban triumph. In 2018, about 55 percent of the people on Earth resided in urban areas. As economic powerhouses and a nucleus of…