IN early May, senators in the French Parliament discussed a proposed Bill on biodiversity, nature and landscapes – commonly known as the Biodiversity Bill.
Although the text is lengthy, the Bill is still a clear demonstration of the common will of the French Parliament to put the debate on biodiversity on the right track. Like many others, I clearly support …
KUALA LUMPUR: The Cabinet is lifting the freeze on hiring foreign workers for four sectors, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
The decision was made in light of appeals from the manufacturing, construction, plantation and furniture-making industries, which are facing a major shortage of workers.
“In view of the acute shortage, we have to lift the suspension to …
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures fell to a near two-month low on Tuesday, as poor demand for palm oil shipments weighed down the market.
The palm oil contract for July delivery on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange fell 2.1 percent to 2,539 ringgit ($647) per tonne at the close of trade, marking the fourth consecutive session of declines. It …
JAKARTA: Indonesia, the world’s top producer of palm oil, will issue a moratorium on new palm oil concessions, President Joko Widodo said on Thursday, part of the country’s efforts to reduce the sector’s impact on the environment.
Home to the world’s third-largest area of tropical forests, Indonesia has been criticised by green activists and other Southeast Asian nations on its …
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) has appealed to the Government to lift the freeze on the recruitment of foreign workers to maximise productivity during the forthcoming peak crop and into the second half of the year.
The association, on behalf of all growers including more than 300,000 small holders, said in a statement that it was thankful …
KUALA LUMPUR: The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and other vegetable oil markets on Monday April 4.
* Malaysian palm oil futures rose on Friday, charting a third session of gains this week and tracking competing vegetable oils.
* U.S. soybean and wheat futures rose on Friday as estimates of smaller-than-expected U.S. plantings spurred …
PETALING JAYA: The decision to halt the recruitment of new foreign workers will not affect the validity of the agreement signed with Bangladesh.
This is because the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was for a period of five years, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot.
“The agreement will remain valid when the freeze is lifted. We have signed agreements …