Oil palm planters encouraged to ‘digitalise’ operations

MIRI: Oil palm planters are encouraged to ‘digitalise’ their operations as the technology could drastically help to increase their productivity and revenue.

Sarawak Plantation Bhd (SPB) executive chairman Datuk Amar Abdul Hamed Sepawi said they could use the ‘H Harvesting Cutter’ once the robotics to the mechanical and hydraulic components had been added to the current prototype and the mechanism became fully developed.

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Moody’s ratings not necessarily accurate – PM

KUALA LUMPUR: The decision by Moody’s Investors Service to downgrade Petroliam Nasional Bhd’s (Petronas) domestic issuer and foreign currency senior unsecured rating to A2 from A1 is not necessarily accurate, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

He said the decision would not impact the operations of the national oil producer and Moody’s was free to make its assessment.

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Sarawak to have own model of schools for special needs kids

KUCHING: Sarawak’s primary school for special needs children to be set up soon will not follow the existing models implemented by the federal Ministry of Education.

Instead, it will be modelled along similar schools in other countries which have proven to be effective and successful, Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah has said.

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Petronas introduces mobile refuelling service that delivers fuel directly to you

Petronas has introduced Rovr and it’s Malaysia’s first mobile refuelling service. Essentially, it is like a petrol station on wheels and it provides greater convenience for both businesses and everyday drivers.

Rovr has been serving commercial customers (B2B) as a pilot since October 2018 and they have delivered over one million litres of fuel. According to Petronas Dagangan Berhad CEO, Datuk Seri Syed Zainal Abidin, they have received positive feedback from their B2B customers and they are ready to cater to more. For businesses that own vans and trucks, this is an effective and convenient way to refuel the entire fleet.

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How Canada’s Wealthy Couple Splash Sarawak’s Cash

Like all her aunties, cousins and nieces Jamilah Taib-Murray never disappoints when it comes to dressing up. Rock-sized jewels, furs and extravagant couture form this lady’s signature style when she ventures out to a school auction or fundraising fancy dress events in Ottawa, which she has long since made her home (whilst continuing to make shed loads of money out of Sarawak).

Patrons of the School Gala fundraiser to beat all school gala fundraisers (of course)

Like many Asian tycoons, her Dad chose Canada as the place to send her to school and to start up companies in her name, into which he funnelled massive questionable investment income, presumably because of the remarkably low levels of oversight and transparancy demanded of welcome wealthy foreigners at the time.

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PDP model for Pan Borneo Highway in Sarawak to be announced soon

KUCHING: The federal Cabinet will reveal its decision on the Project Delivery Partner (PDP) model for the multi-billion ringgit Pan Borneo Highway in Sarawak soon.

Works Minister Baru Bian said the project implementation model for the highway in Sabah was abolished, and handed over to the state government in April to ensure a smoother process and cost savings.

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Who Is Representing Who In The Mulu Standoff?

The sad and vicious story behind the railroading of local people in Sarawak from their timber-rich inheritance has been well encapsulated by the wrangle over the Berawan and Penan native lands at the Mulu UNESCO World Heritage site, which has now extended to the buffer lands around.

For the moment, blockades by protestors have succeeded in at least temporaily halting a determined attempt to rip out some of the remaining valuable trees left unprotected in the state in an areas used by these native folk since time immemorial to hunt and retrieve forest products.

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‘Improving Sarawak’s telco high priority for federal government’

KUCHING: The federal government will remain committed to improving the quality of telecommunications in Sarawak to ensure that it is on par with other states in the country.

Minister of Communications and Multimedia Gobind Singh Deo said this when officiating at a ‘Leaders and the People’ programme in Kampung Paon Rimo, Serian near here yesterday, in connection with Gawai Dayak celebrations.

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Extra RM60 mil for states, plus 50% of tourism tax

PUTRAJAYA: The federal government is providing RM60 million in additional federal allocations for state governments, as well as 50% of tourism tax receipts.

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced the provision of the extra funds after chairing a meeting of the National Finance Council.

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Petrol, diesel prices in Kapit, Song standardised, says deputy minister

KAPIT: The announcement about the price standardisation for petrol and diesel in the rural areas is welcoming news for the local residents and also those living in Song.

According to Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Chong Chieng Jen, the ministry has been able to achieve this just before the Gawai Dayak and Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations.

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