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Nation 09 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

Betong, S’wak, aims to be major rubber producer in the country by 2020

KUCHING: Betong in Sarawak may be starting small but is determined to emerge as a major rubber-producing hub within a decade and wipe out poverty in the area.

Nation 05 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

More R&D to stretch rubber industry further

KUALA LUMPUR: Five new research and development facilities for the rubber production sector are in the pipeline, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Nation 25 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Rubber products getting more popular

Many university graduates and teachers are turning to rubber smallholding as the profits are getting better, Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui said yesterday.

World 06 Sep 2013 | 12:15 PM

Thailand under pressure to end rubber protest after violence

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand faced pressure on Friday to end a two-week protest by rubber farmers after violent overnight clashes between riot police and a group of protesters who hurled rocks and bottles filled with an acidic liquid.

Nation 28 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

Rubber industry urged to automate

TAIPING: Automation is the way forward for the rubber industry as it can reduce the size of the labour force, said Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong.

World 28 Oct 2013 | 5:15 PM

Thai rubber farmers protest again to demand govt intervention

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Rubber farmers in Thailand took to the streets again on Monday to demand that the government buy their produce at prices higher than the market, rejecting a subsidy offered last month and threatening violence if their demands are not met.

World 29 Oct 2013 | 4:30 PM

Thai rubber farmers threaten to intensify protest as government rejects demands

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Rubber farmers in Thailand on Tuesday threatened to intensify protests as the government rejected their calls for Bangkok to buy their produce at prices higher than the market.

Community 25 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

Rubber farmers can seek financial aid for project from Risda

KUCHING: Financial assistance is available from the Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Autho- rity (Risda) to help boost entrepreneurship among rubber farmers.

World 09 Dec 2014 | 4:30 PM

Thai rubber farmers defy martial law with protest over low prices

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A small group of around 50 rubber farmers gathered in Thailand's southern province of Surat Thani on Tuesday to demand more support from the military-led government for rubber prices, in defiance of martial law.

Community 21 May 2011 | 12:00 AM

Sarawak state seeks help from Malaysian Rubber Board

KUCHING: Sarawak wants the Malaysian Rubber Board to provide technical advice and high-yielding rubber clones and planting materials for rubber smallholders in the state.