Palm oil sector registers RM49.6 bln in exports

Posted on : 30-04-2010 | By : sabah today | In : News

April 30, 2010

KUDAT: The palm oil industry which represents the backbone of Malaysia’s commodities market, contributed an export revenue of RM49.6 billion last year, said Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Tan Sri Bernard Dompok.

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Don’t take law in your own hands: Au

Posted on : 30-04-2010 | By : sabah today | In : News

30th April, 2010

SANDAKAN: Elopura Assemblyman Au Kam Wah has advised the public not to take the law in their own hands.

He said this when asked to comment on Tuesday’s night incident during the Kampung Cahaya Baru fire when a group of men threatened firemen and damaged their firefighting equipments.

Msia’s recovery cost from financial crisis among lowest globally

Posted on : 30-04-2010 | By : sabah today | In : News

30th April, 2010

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s cost of recovering from the crippling 1997/98 Asian financial crisis vis-a-vis other regional economies, was among the lowest globally, compared with affected economies and despite not going to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Put your own ‘by-election theory’ to test, Mositun tells SAPP

Posted on : 29-04-2010 | By : sabah today | In : News

29 April 2010
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) should first convince its three elected representatives to vacate their seats and make way for by-elections if it really believes that a by-election could really help resolve the various issues in the state.

MITI hopes for balanced local, foreign investments

Posted on : 29-04-2010 | By : sabah today | In : News

29 April 2010

KUALA LUMPUR: The government hopes the ratio between foreign direct investment and domestic investment will be at 50:50 from the current 70:30 during the 10th Malaysia Plan period, says International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.

Courtesy call to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Singapore

Posted on : 29-04-2010 | By : sabah today | In : News

29 April 2010

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Photo from left Mr. Patrick Tan, Dr. Pang Teck Wai, Datuk Raymond Tan and Minister George Yeo.

Tan, Au fail to solve people’s problems

Posted on : 28-04-2010 | By : sabah today | In : News

28 April 2010
KOTA KINABALU: The SAPP claimed yesterday that both Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah and Au Kam Wah have failed to address the problems faced by the people in Sandakan.

Shahrizat confident of zero hardcore poor by year-end

Posted on : 28-04-2010 | By : sabah today | In : News

April 28, 2010

KOTA KINABALU: Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil yesterday expressed confidence that the ministry could get all hardcore poor families in the country out of the clutches of poverty by year-end.

SESB expects decision on 300MW coal-fired plant proposal soon

Posted on : 27-04-2010 | By : sabah today | In : News

27 April 2010

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) expects a decision soon on the proposed 300 Megawatt (MW) coal-fired plant in Lahad Datu to resolve the power crisis in Sabah.

LED exports to increase 20pc this year

Posted on : 27-04-2010 | By : sabah today | In : News

2010/04/27

PENANG: Malaysia’s export of Light Emitting Diode (LED) products is expected to increase by 20 per cent this year, compared to 12 per cent in 2009.

International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said last year, the export of LED products amounted RM1.81 billion, an increase of 12 per cent from 2008.

Malaysia to seek alternative energy sources

Posted on : 27-04-2010 | By : sabah today | In : News

2010/04/27

Malaysia will become a net energy importer before 2020 and is therefore committed to find alternative means, Deputy Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Fadillah Yusof said today.

50 SMEs to help commercialise biomass tech

Posted on : 27-04-2010 | By : sabah today | In : News

2010/04/27

The Biomass Industries in Malaysia Sustainable Production (Biomass-SP) Project will identify 50 local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to participate in the commercialisation of biomass technology.

EIA report on coal-fired plant next month

Posted on : 27-04-2010 | By : sabah today | In : News

April 27, 2010

KOTA KINABALU: The environmental impact assessment (EIA) report for the proposed 300 megawatt (MW) coal-fired plant in Lahad Datu is expected to be completed by end of next month.

Business success depends on trust — Sedco chief

Posted on : 27-04-2010 | By : sabah today | In : News

April 27, 2010

KOTA KINABALU: Trust is one of the main driving forces of success especially in businesses, Sabah Economic Development Corporation (Sedco) chairman Datuk Mohd Arifin Mohd Arif told participants of a state-level Young Entrepreneurs Programme convention.Arifin revealed at the closing and prize presentation ceremony of the programme yesterday that 80 per cent of success in business is based on trust.

Study reasons for reduced Chinese support — Gerakan

Posted on : 27-04-2010 | By : sabah today | In : News

April 27, 2010

KOTA KINABALU: The Barisan Nasional (BN) leadership should take drastic measures including setting up a high-level committee to study the reasons, implications and consequences of the reduced support of the Chinese in Hulu Selangor by-election.Gerakan vice-president Datuk Mah Siew Keong said an in-depth study was needed to address the issue and more importantly to act on whatever concrete solutions proposed expediently