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AseanPlus News 10 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Hybrid rice to be widely planted, says pioneer

YUAN Longping, the Father of Hybrid Rice, predicts his latest super-strain with higher yields will be widely planted by 2006.

Nation 01 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Lure locals with perks, Sarawak plantations told

Plantations in Sarawak should give better pay and fringe benefits to attract more local workers and reduce their dependency on foreigners, Sarawak Labour Council president William Ghani Bina said.

Business 31 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Investment in Sabah improves despite competition

Sabah sees an improvement in investments in the state despite competition from countries in the region like China, India and Vietnam.

Business 05 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

GHope set to be integrated producer

GOLDEN Hope Plantations Bhd is transforming itself into a more efficient integrated palm oil producer following the recent approval by shareholders of its rationalisation exercise, RHB Research said in a report.

AseanPlus News 07 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

79 killed in China storms

At least 79 people were killed and 74 were missing after some of the worst rainstorms in recent years triggered landslides and flash floods in south-west China, disaster relief officials said yesterday.

Nation 04 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Muhyiddin: Go for organic farming

It is high time farmers take advantage of the real demand for organic produce and raise their income by moving into this area of farming, said Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Business 02 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Subsidiary gets RM2mil R&D grant

Borneo Tree Seeds Seedlings Supplies Sdn Bhd, 51%-owned subsidiary of Ta Ann Holdings Bhd, has received a RM2mil grant to fund its research and development (RD) on the production of genetically improved planting materials for Sarawak's forests.

Business 02 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Melbourne Airport buys Proton Jumbucks

Proton I>Jumbucks/Iwill carry works supervisors around Melbourne Airport where runways and taxiways are being prepared for the arrival of the next generation I>Airbus A380/Iairliner.

Lifestyle 29 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Saga of a successful venture


Lifestyle 22 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

From outcast to local hero

By Ed Soon