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Business 09 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

More committing to support sustainability

IT looks like the race to get the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification may be on again.

Community 09 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

Sabah wetlands face pollution effects from oil palm estates

SANDAKAN: Malaysia has internationally-recognised wetlands, and the largest one is the 78,000ha Ramsar Site in Sabah.

Business 22 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

Research on oil palm biomass to be ready next march

TAWAU: The comprehensive research on viable renewable energy, using oil palm biomass and palm oil mill effluent, currently being undertaken by the Malaysian Palm Oil Board, will be ready in a month, Plantation, Industries and Commodities Minister Tan Sri Bernard Dompok said.

Nation 01 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Felda denies direct tender allegations

PETALING JAYA: Felda Holdings Bhd has denied allegations of abuse of power in awarding contracts worth RM160mil to a single contractor.

Business 25 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

CBIP denies subsidiary obtained contract without proper tender procedure

SHAH ALAM: CB Industrial Product Holding Bhd (CBIP) has rebutted allegations that its subsidiary had obtained a contract without the proper tender procedure.

Nation 05 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

Designated zones for sand dredging in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah will set up specific zones along rivers for sand dredging in efforts to overcome illegal and haphazard dredging activities, said Minister in the Chief Minister's Department Datuk Nasir Tun Sakaran.

Business 17 Jan 2009 | 12:00 AM

Biomass as renewable energy

FOLLOWING the surge in the crude oil market and the subsequent rise in biofuel production, palm oil prices have been coupled with fuel prices. But there is another dimension to the oil palm industry's energy potential - the use of biomass to generate electricity.

Community 09 Sep 2008 | 12:00 AM

Bold gamble pays off for businessman

IT was a gamble to move from selling pharmaceutical drugs to selling paint, but Marvynn Gan did not let that deter him from plunging into a relatively unknown industry 20 years ago.

Nation 31 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Drop in palm oil prices prompts millers to stop buying commodity

The drop in palm oil prices for August has prompted several millers to stop buying oil palm fruits from smallholders for two days.

Community 01 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Sabah tells oil palm mills to discard effluents on own soil

The Sabah Government has adopted new rules on oil palm effluent discharge that requires palm oil mills to discard the waste on their own soil instead of into rivers or water catchments.