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KANGAR, July 19 (Bernama) — The four-day Perlis Farmers, Breeders and Fishermen fair starting July 27 targets RM1 million in sales, said Agriculture and Agro-based Industry and Cooperative Development committee chairman, Sabry Ahmad. An estimated 100,000 visitors were expected at the event to be held at Dataran Datuk Sheikh Ahmad, he added. Speaking...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 19, 1:30 p.m. ET) – Export markets were good to Malaysian plastics companies in 2010. The sector increased its exports by 14.6 percent to RM9.4 billion (US$3.12 billion) compared to 2009. Lim Kok Boon, president of the Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association (MPMA), disclosed the figures at the group’s annual dinner on July...
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KUALA TERENGGANU, July 19 (Bernama) — Trendi Fresh plans to expand its freshwater fish franchise outside Terengganu. Its chairman, Razali Alias, said the company that obtains its fish supply from Sungai Como in Tasik Kenyir, had found out that many entrepreneurs from outside the state were interested to market freshwater fish from Tasik Kenyir. Hence,...
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PUTRAJAYA, July 19 (Bernama) — A National Agro-food Policy will be introduced soon to ensure that Malaysia will continue to have sufficient and safe food supply, Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Noh Omar said. He said the policy, which was drafted for a 10-year period starting this year until 2020 and to replace the National...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 (Bernama) — OCBC Bank Malaysia Bhd today announced that its new branch in Ijok, Selangor, commenced business on Tuesday and will cater to the needs of individuals and businesses in both the immediate and surrounding areas. Director and chief executive officer Jeffrey Chew said the branch would provide both conventional and...
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TANJONG KARANG, July 18 (Bernama) — The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry will no longer provide 100% grants to participants of the Agro-based Industry Programme (IAT). Its Minister Datuk Seri Noh Omar said the new policy was introduced after it was found that programme participants were carrying out their business or ventures only...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 (Bernama) — The ongoing amnesty programme for illegal foreign workers is causing confusion to glove manufacturers, says the Malaysian Rubber Gloves Manufacturers’ Association. In a statement Monday, its president, Lim Kwee Shyan, said according to newspaper reports, those with less than 500 foreign workers on their...
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LANGKAWI, July 18 (Bernama) — The government is studying the possibility of giving priority to qualified and innovative companies in the supply of services, said Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili. Ongkili said a study would also be made on the idea of “central contract”, where a certain amount...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 (Bernama) — Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd has relocated its Jalan Raja Laut branch in Menara Tradewinds here to Menara Bank Islam in Jalan Perak. The relocation is aimed at making its Shariah-based products and services easily available to existing and potential new customers, Bank Islam said in a statement today. Managing Director...
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United Overseas Bank (Thai) is keen to support Thai small and medium-sized enterprises looking to expand their businesses abroad through its strong regional network, says Tay Han Chong, managing director and head of business for personal finance services and commercial banking. Thai businesses have been encouraged to tap into greater opportunities provided...
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