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World

Factbox - Why oceans are key to the global economy

(Reuters) - Oceans carry the bulk of the world's trade, are a major source of food and employment and help regulate the planet's climate but they are under threat from pollution, over-fishing and global warming.

Business

Indonesia plans to up rice import

JAKARTA: Indonesia plans to import up to 2 million tonnes of rice this year to ensure food security, an unexpected move that could soak up regional stockpiles and support prices, according to Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan.

Community

Agriculture officer killed in collision

KUCHING: An officer of the Agriculture Department died on the spot in a collision between a car and a pick-up truck yesterday morning.

Community

Mada to increase yield

THE Muda Agriculture Development Authori-ty (Mada) believes it can increase the padi production from five tonnes per hectare per season (2009 statistics) to eight tonnes by 2020.

Community

Residents receive land titles from MB after a long wait

YONG PENG: After decades of patience, a total of 356 residents finally received their land titles here.

World

Factbox - Key allies of Venezuela's Chavez

(Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez will undergo another operation in Cuba after doctors found a probably malignant lesion in his pelvis, once again raising the question of who could succeed him.

Business

Malaysia's FDI for 2011 up 12.3%

PETALING JAYA: The total foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow into Malaysia in 2011 has increased 12.3% to RM32.9bil as compared with RM29.3bil in 2010.

Nation

Selcat meeting to resume on March 5

SHAH ALAM: The public hearing of the Selangor Select Committee on Competency, Account­ability and Transparency (Selcat) on the issue of sand mining irregularities involving Kum­pulan Semesta Sdn Bhd (KSSB) will resume for three days from March 5.

World

Sarkozy's popularity edges up as campaign starts

PARIS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Sarkozy's efforts to reconnect with a disgruntled French public in a high-energy re-election campaign appeared to be paying off as polls on Tuesday suggested his popularity was growing.

Nation

Selcat public hearing on sand mining issue to resume March 5

SHAH ALAM: The public hearing session of the Selangor Select Committee on Competency, Accountability and Transparency on the issue of sand mining irregularities involving Kumpulan Semesta Sdn Bhd (KSSB) that was postponed earlier will resume for three days from March 5.