Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi has launched the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) masterplan. The masterplan was designed by Sime Darby although the project will be implemented by a regional coordinating authority.But Sime Darby is not a disinterested party. It...
Never mind the rise in electricity tariffs, toll rates, and satellite television subscriptions, many Malaysians are grumbling every time they go to the market and stores because of the soaring prices of fruit and vegetables.http://youtu.be/yFFiPufKBHA(Thanks to blog visitor Radhi...
The Penang Island Municipal Council has formally rejected Abad Naluri's mixed-development proposal for the Batu Gantung area (the Penang Global City Centre or PGCC project) at the Council's committee meeting on 6 August.The grounds for rejection were:The proposal did...
The UK has unveiled a 20-year food strategy that would include making land  available for people to grow their own food.See, it's not as far fetched as some people might think.Part of the plan entails facilitating cooperation between local...
Only in Malaysia:Malaysia - world's second largest palm oil producer. (Indonesia is now the world's largest producer.)The "new" Sime Darby - world's largest listed palm oil producer.And yet, rationing has been imposed: 5kg buying limit on cooking oilPUTRAJAYA: Five kilograms...
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Ahmad Maslan revealed that Felda’s cash reserves had dwindled from RM4.1 billion in 2004 to RM1.4 billion last year.Photo credit: Utusan/Felda.net [googlemaps https://maps.google.com.my/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=jalan+stonor&sll=3.1553,101.718314&sspn=0.009491,0.01929&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Jalan+Stonor,+Kuala+Lumpur,+Federal+Territory+of+Kuala+Lumpur&ll=3.155342,101.718292&spn=0.032138,0.04283&z=14&iwloc=A&output=embed&w=500&h=375]The agreement to buy Menara Felda at the Platinum Park Site,...
Just spotted this Wired news report on an experiment with genetically modified mosquitoes - and the company "envisions releasing the insects in Malaysia on a large scale in three years". Gulp!Engineered Mosquitoes Could Wipe Out Dengue Fever ...
Global food prices are projected to rise in future as a result of changing weather patterns, water scarcity, higher oil prices and increased demand from emerging markets like China and India.As if that's not enough, financial speculators are...
While all focus is on higher oil prices, not enough attention has been given to higher food prices. Now, it has been suggested that the higher prices of food (and fuel) are being driven by extraordinary speculation in commodities...
On 4 December 2009, Sime Darby Bhd, through its plantation arm, Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd, bought the entire issued and paid-up capital (50,000 shares of RM1 each) of an obscure new company, Nature Ambience Sdn Bhd, for RM16.8...

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