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August 17, 2018 8:50 AM Three MoUs on palm oil and rubber to be signed in China

PETALING JAYA: Three agreements on palm oil and rubber will be signed during a trade mission to promote Malaysia’s palm oil, rubber and timber in China, said the Primary Industries Ministry. The first memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Malaysian Palm Oil Board and Tsinghua University is on promotion of Malaysian biofuel in the republic while 3

August 16, 2018 2:48 AM Indonesian ban on poultry from Malaysia has no impact on exporters

PETALING JAYA: Indonesia's ban on the import of fresh poultry and unprocessed products from Malaysia shipped after Aug 9 will not have any impact on Malaysian exporters, as they have not been in the market for more than a year now. According to an industry player who declined to be named, a ban on Malaysian poultry has actually been in effect since the H5N1 avian 4

August 15, 2018 1:04 PM Focus on public-private tie-ups to achieve Vision 2020/25: IDC

KUALA LUMPUR: International Data Corporation (IDC) Asean is calling for the new government to focus on public-private collaborations to achieve Vision 2020/25. As the initial Vision 2020 set higher goals to transform the country’s society and economy, the public sector needs to step up to set the direction and planning towards building a balanced ecosystem 5

August 15, 2018 8:00 AM BFood to bring Kenny Rogers Roasters and Jollibean to India

KUALA LUMPUR: Berjaya Food Bhd (BFood) and India's World Iconic Brands Hospitality Private Limited (WIB) today inked a memorandum of understanding to expand the Kenny Rogers Roasters (KRR) and Jollibean brands in India. WIB, the agency responsible for commerce development of the Jollibean and KRR brands in India, will invest US$50 million to open 30 KRR restaurants 4

August 15, 2018 7:13 AM Paulsen, Arul freed from sedition charges

KUALA LUMPUR: Human rights lawyer Eric Paulsen and PSM's central committee member S. Arulchevan were freed from sedition charges at the sessions court today. They were acquitted and discharged after the prosecution withdrew the charges against them. Judge Edwin Paramjothy Michael Muniandy delivered his order after Deputy Public Prosecutor Norinna Bahadun 6

August 15, 2018 3:15 AM Georgia hopes to sign MoU on tourism cooperation with Malaysia by year-end

KUALA LUMPUR: Georgia is keen to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Malaysia aimed at boosting bilateral tourism between the two countries, says its Ambassador to Malaysia Nikoloz Apkhazava. He said the MoU in the field of tourism will be crucial to expanding bilateral collaboration in the related sectors, including exchanging information 4

August 14, 2018 11:54 PM KPI only to serve as guidelines for school's administration: Education DG

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Education (MoE) has given the freedom to schools including the setting up of key performance indicators (KPIs) to be implemented in their administration. Education director-general Datuk Dr Amin Senin said that it should not cause problems to teachers since the flexibility was given by the ministry to schools since last year, that the KPIs only need to be implemented 4

August 14, 2018 1:07 PM Malakoff, Touch Meccanica extend MoU on green energy

PETALING JAYA: Malakoff Corp Bhd, which has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Touch Meccanica Sdn Bhd to co-develop two energy projects, said the parties have mutually agreed to extend the MoU period for six months, from July 7, 2018 to Jan 7, 2019. Earlier this year, the power producer said the projects, namely large scale solar photovoltaic 5

August 14, 2018 10:49 AM Najib's claims about Malacca Gateway untrue, says CM

MALACCA: Chief Minister Adly Zahari has dismissed as untrue former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak's allegation that the Malacca Gateway project is being implemented without any changes. Adly said that after taking over the state government, the Pakatan Harapan administration has introduced improvements to the project so that it becomes a catalyst 7

August 13, 2018 2:46 PM Malaysia-China relations have hit rock bottom, and Mahathir knows it

Dr Mahathir Mohamad has issued a stern warning to China against further militarising the South China Sea (see news item below). Speaking to The Associated Press days ahead of his visit to Beijing, the Prime Minister announced that he would seek to cancel multibillion-dollar infrastructure projects that his predecessor, Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak, signed 6