RSPO members agree on new palm oil standard

KOTA KINABALU: The 16th Annual Roundtable Conference on Sustainable Palm Oil has closed its curtains yesterday with over 850 representatives from the global palm oil industry agreeing to a newly ratified and adopted certification standard. It is aimed to universally strengthen social development, economic prosperity and protect the environment across the sustainable palm oil value […]

Sabah govt to form body to study move on SESB takeover — Shafie

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah state government will set up a body to carry out an in-depth study on the move to take over Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) before a decision is reached on the matter. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said he would be chairing the committee while the members would include […]

Shh…! S. Korea hushes for crucial exam

SEOUL: South Korea dialled down the volume yesterday as more than half a million students sat a crucial national university entrance exam, with authorities taking extraordinary measures to minimise possible distractions. The college entrance test is the culmination of South Korea’s highly demanding school system. In an ultra-competitive society the rite of passage plays a […]

Over 5,000 expected at state-level Maulidul Rasul do

SARIKEI: Over 5,000 Muslims are expected to participate in various programmes drawn up for the state-level Maulidul Rasul celebration here on Nov 20. Head of Sarawak Islamic Council (MIS) Datuk Misnu Taha told a press conference at the Resident’s Office here yesterday that Head of State Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud and wife Datuk […]