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Malaysia working to clear hundreds of plastic waste shipments at ports: officials

17 Oct 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia is negotiating with countries sending their plastic waste to the Southeast Asian nation to take back the trash and is waiving storage fees to clear hundreds of containers of scrap stranded at ports across the country for months, officials say.

Palm oil body to wield stick to get consumer goods giants to go green

17 Oct 2019

KUALA LUMPUR A palm oil industry watchdog will adopt rules next month that will impose fines on consumer goods companies like Unilever and Nestle if they don't start buying more green palm oil to help curb deforestation in Southeast Asia, the regulating body said.

Malaysia offers to increase imports from India after Kashmir row

15 Oct 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia is considering raising imports of raw sugar and buffalo meat from India, potentially easing trade tensions after reports New Delhi could restrict Malaysian palm oil imports following the country's criticism of India's actions in Kashmir.

Petronas to step up security after Saudi attacks, warns on oil price volatility

20 Sep 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's state-owned energy giant Petronas said it would beef up security at its plants after an attack on a Saudi hub last weekend, and warned oil price volatility in the rest of the year could affect its year-end performance.

Palm oil to blame for 39% of forest loss in Borneo since 2000 : study

19 Sep 2019

KUALA LUMPUR The palm oil industry was responsible for at least 39% of forest loss on the biodiversity-rich island of Borneo between 2000 and 2018, data from a research firm based in Indonesia shows.

Palm oil to blame for 39% of forest loss in Borneo since 2000 - study

19 Sep 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 The palm oil industry was responsible for at least 39% of forest loss in biodiversity-rich Borneo island between 2000 and 2018, data from an Indonesia-based research firm shows.

INSIGHT-Fearing tobacco's fate, palm oil industry fights back

21 Aug 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 On the morning of Feb. 26, executives from a Washington consultancy presented a strategy paper to some of the most powerful officials in the Malaysian palm oil industry.

Fearing tobacco's fate, palm oil industry fights back

21 Aug 2019

KUALA LUMPUR On the morning of Feb. 26, executives from a Washington consultancy presented a strategy paper to some of the most powerful officials in the Malaysian palm oil industry.

Exclusive: China-owned oil tanker changes name in apparent effort to evade U.S. sanctions

16 Aug 2019

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR While in the Indian Ocean heading toward the Strait of Malacca, the very large crude carrier (VLCC) Pacific Bravo went dark on June 5, shutting off the transponder that signals its position and direction to other ships, ship-tracking data showed.

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