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Business 14 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM

Power to revoke Act allows ministry to cancel biodiesel licences

The Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry will be empowered to revoke licences for biodiesel plants once the Biofuel Industrial Act is passed in May.

Nation 15 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

MPs’ heads almost in a spin over use of ‘ambil pusing’

Many MPs must have found last week's Parliament sitting to be a little duller than usual as all the excitement was centred in Machap.

Nation 16 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

DPM refutes allegations Malaysia killing orangutans to clear forests for plantations

The motive behind the accusation by Western environmental activists that Malaysia and Indonesia killed thousands of orangutans to clear forest for oil palm plantations is merely to jeopardise the industry, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.

Nation 17 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

Activists’ claim unfounded

The motive behind the accusation by Western environmental activists that Malaysia and Indonesia killed thousands of orang utans to clear forest for oil palm plantations is merely to jeopardise the industry, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Nation 27 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

Oil’s not well in Penang

Consumers have been facing a shortage of 1kg cooking oil sold in plastic packets for the past two weeks, the Consumers' Association of Penang (CAP) claimed yesterday.

Nation 06 May 2007 | 12:00 AM

Free oil palm seeds for smallholders

Some 300,000 smallholders will benefit from a government subsidy plan of high quality oil palm seeds.

Lifestyle 15 May 2007 | 12:00 AM

Doubts over biofuel

Turning food to fuel may not be the answer to the world's energy woes and global warming, after all.

Lifestyle 15 May 2007 | 12:00 AM

Food-fuel feud

With vegetable oils finding a new use as car fuel, we may end up facing a food shortage or paying more for food. Soaring demand for corn, sugar cane, rapeseed and palm oil to make biofuels has driven up prices of these crops, and that of food made from them.

Business 25 May 2007 | 12:00 AM

Corporate Snapshots

The Timber Exporters' Association of Malaysia (TEAM) celebrated its 50th anniversary at PJ Hilton recently.

Nation 01 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Palm oil payout up to 40%

The Government has increased the compensation payout to palm oil refineries and packaging companies that have suffered losses following soaring palm oil prices in recent months.