Friday, May 28, 2010

Kotobian Tadau Kaamatan

The North Borneo Herald would like to wish all its readers a very Happy and Joyous Harvest Festival. Kotobian Tadau Tagayo Kaamatan, Kopivosian Tadau Tagazo Kaamatan, Kansayan Orou Kaamatan, Salamat Runat Kalapadan and Salamat Tou Betas Bagani.

And also a reminder, please do not drive while under the influence of alcohol. If you must drive, then take a short nap before you drive. Or better, control the amount of alcohol you drink. If it is rice wine, then a very small amount is sufficient.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Sarawak Tribune Suspension Lifted

The Malaysian National News agency (Bernama) reported that the Sarawak's oldest newspaper will hit news stands again (May 19th 2010). The Sarawak Tribune, established in 1945 was suspended in 2006 when it published caricatures of the Muslim prophet, Mohamed which was considered offensive to Muslims.

The North Borneo Herald is happy that a part of Borneo's heritage is being revived. When the Sarawak Tribune was suspended even the Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud expressed disappointment since the newspaper is part and parcel of Sarawak's history.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Death of a Leopard Cat

The above image was captured in Lahad Datu on Thursday (6th May 2010).

The Leopard Cat is a very shy animal and human encounters with it in the wild are quite rare. This is not the first time a leopard cat ended up as roadkill.

The leopard cat in the picture above disappeared soon after the photographer returned to the scene to take another picture.

The increasing number of leopard cats dying on our roads show that their habitat is rapidly decreasing, mostly as a result of land clearing for oil palm plantations.

For more information on the clouded leopard please read

Editor's Note:This article had originally named the above animal as a Clouded Leopard, but after verifying with staff of the Wildlife Department and wildlife tour operators, it was confirmed that the animal was actually a leopard cat. Error is regretted