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Building impactful businesses

BEFORE Masala Wheels became a known brand in the social enterprise circuit, Kuhan Pathy and his fellow co-founders’ goal in forming the company was only to keep a friend on the straight and narrow.

Malaysia could curb French purchases if palm oil use restricted

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will consider laws to restrict imports of French products if Paris does not withdraw plans to curb the use of palm oil in biofuels, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said in a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron.

EU attack on small farmers unjust, discriminatory

IT’S a fact. The livelihood of 3.2 million small farmers in Malaysia will be severely impacted by the European Union’s (EU) latest action to ban palm oil biofuels from its Renewable Energy Directive (RED) programme by 2020.

Petronas may consider Shell site for Canadian LNG project

KUALA LUMPUR: Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) may be looking at building a US$27bil liquefied natural gas export terminal in northwestern Canada on the site of an abandoned Royal Dutch Shell Plc energy project, according to the company’s chief executive officer.

Petronas Canada LNG plant gets boost

VANCOUVER: A proposed US$27bil liquefied natural gas project in western Canada got a boost after British Columbia offered at least C$145mil (US$111mil) in funding for native groups

Korean firm burns rainforest for palm oil in Indonesia

JAKARTA: A South Korean-owned company is cutting down primary rainforests for timber and then setting fires to clear the land to plant oil palm in apparent violation of Indonesian law, according to an investigation by environmental groups.

Wilmar assures S'wak it will continue to buy crude palm oil

KUCHING: A senior state minister from Sarawak disclosed that Wilmar International Ltd, which kicked up a storm three weeks ago with its new outsourcing policy, has given the assurance that it would continue to procure crude palm oil (CPO) from planters in the state even though the plantations were on peat land.

Heavily criticised Wilmar to meet planters to explain new CPO purchase policy

PETALING JAYA: Wilmar International Ltd, which has been heavily criticised for deciding not to buy crude palm oil (CPO) from some Sarawak planters by end-2015, is expected to meet up with the affected parties and state government agencies early next week to shed light on the group’s new CPO sourcing policy.

Indonesia to face opportunity, risk as population grows by a third

JAKARTA: Family planning efforts have stagnated in Indonesia over a decade of democratic rule and the world's fourth most populous country risks squandering a so-called demographic dividend that a youthful, productive population should deliver.

Carlsberg Malaysia MD Soren Ravn answers yours 10 questions

Soren Ravn answers your 10 questions.