Malaysian palm oil farmers struggle as demand, prices slump

Palm oil exports earned Malaysia more than 15 billion U.S. dollars last year. But the price of crude palm oil has slumped since the turn of the year as demand sinks amid the COVID-19 crisis. That’s hitting small producers hard. Rian Maelzer reports from central Malaysia. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP … Read more Malaysian palm oil farmers struggle as demand, prices slump

What drives the electric car market?

#electric #cars « I am a little skeptical about industrial sovereignty. A part of the reason why battery plants are in China is that #China has lithium resources. The other places are Chile and so on. I think normal economics will drive where the batteries are to be made. Remember there are three manufacture stages: the … Read more What drives the electric car market?

Phoenix rises: Malaysia’s Queen of the Wrestling Ring inspires other Muslim women | The World

In Malaysia there’s a new star on the professional wrestling circuit. Phoenix stands five feet tall, weighs just 43 kilos and wears a Hijab. As correspondent David Lipson reports, her success in the ring is inspiring other Muslim women. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on … Read more Phoenix rises: Malaysia’s Queen of the Wrestling Ring inspires other Muslim women | The World

Malaysia’s Mahathir warns of great trouble for his successor | The World

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says he’s promising very big trouble for his successor and the ruling coalition. Mahathir says opposition parties will reject bills if a confidence vote is not allowed to be tabled when parliament resumes. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on … Read more Malaysia’s Mahathir warns of great trouble for his successor | The World

Malaysia’s Ramadan bazaars go online amid pandemic

Ramadan is the holiest month in the Muslim calendar. In Malaysia it is also a time when small traders and hawkers make the most money. But as their shops remain closed because of the pandemic, many vendors have gone online. Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports from Kuala Lumpur. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – … Read more Malaysia’s Ramadan bazaars go online amid pandemic

Anwar: Malaysia’s Government Unlikely to Stay Until Next Election

May.19 — Malaysia’s opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim discusses the political turmoil in the country and what he plans to do. For the first time in Malaysia’s history, the one-day parliament session on Monday hosted only a speech by the king, leaving no time for representatives to discuss policies for addressing the pandemic or go through a planned … Read more Anwar: Malaysia’s Government Unlikely to Stay Until Next Election

King upholds Muhyiddin as Malaysia PM in brief Parliament sitting

Malaysia’s king has warned politicians against creating another political crisis as the country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. His comments came as parliament convened briefly for the first time since a power grab in March. The session was kept short over fears of spreading coronavirus. The short session means new Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has … Read more King upholds Muhyiddin as Malaysia PM in brief Parliament sitting

Can apps put coronavirus in check? | Inside Story

Health officials and tech companies around the world have been racing to develop smart-phone apps to control the spread of coronavirus. Some governments maybe weighing rights violations and mass surveillance, but others have adpoted the technology. Singapore is one of the first countries to launch a non-mandatory, contact-tracing app using bluetooth signals. Australia, Malaysia and … Read more Can apps put coronavirus in check? | Inside Story

Mahathir-Anwar v2.0 – can they lead Malaysia again? | The World

Malaysia’s on-again, off-again allies Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim have pledged to unite, in an effort to oust the country’s new government, which was formed after February’s political chaos. Girish Sawlani takes a look at what lies ahead in the battle for political control of Malaysia, as the new parliament sits for the first time … Read more Mahathir-Anwar v2.0 – can they lead Malaysia again? | The World

Kossan Rubber CEO: Pandemic to Boost Glove Demand by 30%-50%

May.14 — Kuang Sia Lim, founder and chief executive officer of Malaysia’s Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd., which produces 28 billion disposable latex gloves annually, talks about the rising demand for its products amid the coronavirus outbreak. He speaks with Haslinda Amin and Rishaad Salamat on “Bloomberg Markets: Asia.”

Shopping mall finds leather goods covered in mold after lockdown

Malaysia’s Metrojaya Center closed on March 18 under restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19. Leather goods at the mall were left covered in mold after a two-month lockdown. The region’s humid weather without air-conditioning led to the damage. As the shop prepared to reopen this week, staff returned to the building and were horrified … Read more Shopping mall finds leather goods covered in mold after lockdown

Malaysia extends lockdown, bans interstate travel ahead of Eid al-Fitr celebrations

Malaysia is extending COVID-19 restrictions for another four weeks. The prime minister has also announced a ban on interstate travel ahead of Eid al-Fitr celebrations, also known as Hari Raya. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: … Read more Malaysia extends lockdown, bans interstate travel ahead of Eid al-Fitr celebrations

Palm Oil in a ‘Cruel Season,’ Analyst Mistry Says

May.05 — Dorab Mistry, director of Godrej International and a veteran industry analyst, discusses palm oil prices and supply. Palm oil inventories in Malaysia probably swelled to a four-month high in April as production in the world’s second-largest grower surged the most since July. Mistry speaks with Yvonne Man and Tom Mackenzie on “Bloomberg Markets: Asia.”

Is this the right time to ease coronavirus restrictions?

Some Asian countries have begun lifting restrictions after spending weeks in strict lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Malaysia has allowed the majority of businesses to open with health and sanitation precautions and social distancing a must. Arisina Ma is a doctor and president of the Hong Kong Public Doctors’ Association. She joins Al Jazeera on … Read more Is this the right time to ease coronavirus restrictions?

Rights group says Malaysia risks health of detained migrants

Police in Malaysia have detained more than 700 refugees and migrant workers. They live in areas where COVID-19 cases surged last month, triggering accusations that foreigners are spreading the virus. Rights groups say they could be held for months in dangerously cramped conditions, and that detaining the migrants in close quarters will only increase the … Read more Rights group says Malaysia risks health of detained migrants