By Fadhil Yunus, Borneo Bulletin 23 Apr 2010
In line with the Earth Day, the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources last night held a book launching ceremony during the welcoming dinner attended by delegates from the 4th Heart of Borneo Trilateral Meeting and the “Forests to Reefs” workshop participants at the Rizqun International Hotel.
On hand to officiate the book launch was Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Utama Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Yahya bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Haji Bakar, Minister of Industry and Primary Resources.
It was also witnessed by Dato Paduka Haji Hamdillah bin Haji Abdul Wahab, Deputy Minister of Communications cum Chairman of Heart of Borneo National Committee and Dr Adam Tomasek, a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) representative.
Also present during the ceremony were Hjh Suriyah binti Hj Umar, Permanent Secretary, Pg Hjh Mariana binti Pg Dipa Negara Laila Di Raja Pg Hj Abdul Momin, Deputy Permanent Secretary, senior government officials and others from the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources.
The book, named Borneo’s New World, accounts facts and vital information on the current discovery of new species from the HoB area, the figures thus far of the findings from scientists and researchers and also as a mark of appreciation for their dedication and commitment in their field of research.