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Business 11 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

India: FTA will boost Malaysia palm oil sector

KOTA KINABALU: Next week's free trade agreement (FTA) signing between Malaysia and India will be a further boost for the country's palm oil sector and Sabah, in particular, stands to benefit.

Nation 17 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Sabah plans to rehabilitate 500,000ha of forests in 20 years’ time

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah wants to rehabilitate logged forest areas measuring nearly 20 times the size of Penang island in the coming two decades.

Nation 16 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Child-grabbing fears at the birth of the nation

KOTA KINABALU: Mahayadin Mat Zinin was born on Malaysia Day in the quiet village of Kg Tidung in Sabah's southwestern Kuala Penyu district.

Business 17 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

India’s Ballarpur to offer RM685mil for Malaysia's GS Paper

PETALING JAYA: India's largest manufacturer of writing and printing paper Ballarpur Industries Ltd (BILT), which counts Sabah Forest Industries Sdn Bhd as a subsidiary, is making a bid to buy GS Paper Packaging Group (GSPP), according to i>The Economic Times /i>of India.

Business 15 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Federal Court rules in Dutaland unit’s favour

KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Court has ruled in favour of Dutaland Bhd unit UNP Plywood Sdn Bhd in its RM128.67mil civil suit against Sabah Forest Industries Sdn Bhd (SFI).

Nation 19 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

RM23mil back-pay joy for 977 workers

KOTA KINABALU: After waiting for 13 years, 977 workers of Sabah Forest Industries (SFI) are finally getting the arrears on their yearly increment after the High Court here ruled that they were entitled to back pay amounting to RM23mil.

Nation 19 Jan 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Paper consumption is set to increase

Paper consumption is set to increase over the years, and the Government should make it more attractive for local industrialists to set up more paper mills here in collaboration with foreign investors.

Nation 16 Jan 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Govt needs to provide incentives for more paper mills

The Malaysia Paper Merchants' Association (MaPMA) secretary Manmohan Singh Kwatra said about 380,000 tonnes of printing and writing paper is consumed annually, of which about 230,000 tonnes were imported yearly from overseas mills including the Asean region such as Indonesia and Thailandhr noshade size=-1 width=50%>

Nation 22 Dec 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Paper mill killing coral reefs, says green group

A planned expansion of Sabah's sole pulp and paper mill is causing concern among environmental and other groups here.

Nation 21 Dec 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Environmentalist concerned over paper mill expansion

A planned expansion of Sabah's sole pulp and paper mill is causing concern among an environmental group here.