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SCHOOL closures due to Covid-19 have brought significant disruptions to education. The pandemic accelerated the loss of learning and raised inequalities.
Non-profit Shift said it has left Sime Darby Plantation Bhd's new human rights commission after the Malaysian palm oil giant sued an activist, potentially dealing a blow to its fight against a U.S. import ban over forced labour accusations.
KUALA LUMPUR: JF Apex Research expects MISC Bhd, Minetech Resources Bhd, Dagang Nexchange Bhd, Sime Darby Plantation Bhd, Bintai Kinden Corp Bhd, AT Systematization Bhd and Asdion Bhd to be among the stocks to watch on Friday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Sime Darby Plantation Bhd (SDP) has started legal action against Duncan Jepson, the managing director of Liberty Shared, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), over his allegations of forced labour in its plantations.
Sime Darby Plantation said the legal action – the first time in its 200-year history against an NGO -- was to obtain important information pertaining to Jepson’s complaint with the SC.
BRASILIA: Humans have degraded or destroyed roughly two-thirds of the world's original tropical rainforest cover, new data reveals – raising alarm that a key natural buffer against climate change is quickly vanishing.