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More actions needed to stop EU’s palm oil ban

KUALA LUMPUR: More engagements, consultations and follow-up actions are needed to remove the European Union’s (EU) threat to ban palm oil use in biofuels, said industry veteran Tan Sri Dr Yusof Basiron

'Deferring plastic ban the right call'

Traders and consumers alike are relieved that the Perak government is holding off the move to ban the use of polystyrene containers and plastic bags on June 1, saying that the people are not yet ready for such a move.

‘Rethink removal of ban’

PERAK should still maintain its statewide ban on plastic and polystyrene, implementing it in a way to educate both business premises and the public, says Ipoh City Watch (ICW) president Prof Dr Richard Ng.

Perak plastic ban on hold

SERI ISKANDAR: Perak is putting the brakes on the statewide ban on polystyrene containers and plastic bags, which was originally sche­duled to begin June 1.

US chipmakers quietly lobby to ease Huawei ban

SAN FRANCISCO / WASHINGTON: Huawei's American chip suppliers, including Qualcomm and Intel, are quietly pressing the U.S. government to ease its ban on sales to the Chinese tech giant, even as Huawei itself avoids typical government lobbying, people familiar with the situation said.

Sabah defers ban pending a decision by state Cabinet

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is putting on hold today’s nationwide smoking ban at all eateries pending a decision by the state Cabinet.

Indonesia eases mineral export ban after opposition

BOGOR, Indonesia, Jan 11, 2014 (AFP) - Indonesia's president signed off on a controversial mineral ore export ban Saturday after an 11th-hour easing of the policy following opposition from miners and warnings it would hit state coffers, cabinet ministers said.

Huawei says US ban hurting more than expected, to wipe US$30bil off revenue

HONG KONG: China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has taken a harder-than-expected hit from a U.S. ban, the company's founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said, and slashed revenue expectations for the year.

Govt must stand firm on smoking ban

LOVE it or hate it, the smoking ban imposed on all eateries nationwide on Jan 1 has drawn intense, divergent responses from all corners.

Hong Kong police seek to ban National Party

Hong Kong: Police in Hong Kong sought to ban a political party which promotes independence for the city, citing it as a potential national security threat as Beijing ups pressure on challenges to its territorial sovereignty.