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June 21, 2018 9:00 AM Ambrin to audit all federal ministries: Salahuddin

KUALA LUMPUR: There will be no escape for errant civil servants as the special investigation committee headed by former Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang will be looking into a full audit of all ministries, according to Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Salahuddin Ayub. He said the decision to audit all federal ministries was made during 7

June 21, 2018 5:56 AM Special committee to discuss with Bernas on monopoly issue

KUALA LUMPUR: The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry and the special committee chaired by Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali will hold a series of discussions with Syarikat Padiberas Nasional Berhad (Bernas) to study Bernas' monopoly over the country's rice supply, including its sole right to import rice until 2021. Its minister 5

June 13, 2018 12:05 PM No restriction on fish imports, says Agri Ministry

PUTRAJAYA: The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry said today there is no restriction on the import of fish from any country. The Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia (LKIM) said in a statement that any eligible individual who adhered to the conditions could be an importer. LKIM said that to ensure food safety, importers must comply with the conditions 6

June 13, 2018 8:49 AM Malaysia has sufficient supply of rice: Agri ministry

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia faces no problems in terms of sufficient supply of rice in the country, the Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry said today. The secretary of the ministry's Paddy and Rice Industry Division, Shamsuddin Ismail, said the country produced 73% of its rice needs and the rest was met with imports under long-term contracts 5

June 11, 2018 12:48 PM French farmers block access to 13 refineries in palm oil biofuels protest

PARIS: Dozens of French farmers blocked access to 13 refineries across the country today to protest against plans to import palm oil for use in biofuels, a move they denounce as unfair competition which jeopardises their livelihood. Energy giant Total wants to import up to 300,000 tons a year of palm oil, which environmental advocates say has caused 7

June 10, 2018 12:51 PM Malaysia Rail Link: ECRL deal has no clause for Jho Low-linked companies

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd, the project and asset owner of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), has denied that contracts it signed with Chinese contractor China Communications Construction Co Ltd (CCCC) and the Export-Import Bank of China came with a clause to nominate an unrelated company to buy 70% of Putrajaya Perdana Bhd for US$244 million 6

June 7, 2018 2:56 PM US says reached deal with China's ZTE

WASHINGTON: US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said today that Washington has reached a deal with ZTE Corp that would reverse a ban on buying parts from US suppliers, allowing China's No. 2 telecommunications equipment maker to get back into business. Under the deal, ZTE will change its board and management within 30 days, pay a US$1 billion (RM3.97 billion) 5

April 18, 2018 3:27 AM Amazon’s shopping app goes international

Amazon.com Inc in a statement said it is an ‘International Shopping’ experience within the Amazon Shopping App. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — Amazon Shopping App has been launched for international customers to browse and shop over 45 million eligible items that can be shipped to their country from the United States. Amazon.com Inc in a statement 24

April 8, 2018 11:30 AM Pavilion Energy imports first LNG cargo for use in Singapore

File picture shows a man looking as the world’s biggest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tanker, Qatari-flagged DUHAIL as she crosses through the Suez Canal April 1, 2008. Pavilion Energy brought its first cargo of LNG to Singapore yesterday. — Reuters picSINGAPORE, April 8 — Singapore’s state-owned natural gas importer brought in its first cargo of a super-chilled 12

April 7, 2018 12:27 PM Exim Bank disburses RM100k for tithe recipients in Kuching

KUCHING: Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (Exim Bank) today presented tithe contributions totalling RM100,000 for distribution to 100 deserving recipients in Kuching. Its chairman, Datuk Mat Noor Nawi, said that as one of the country's leading financial institutions, the bank plays a crucial role in fulfilling the needs of the people towards community 8