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Johor to conduct cloud-seeding operations to solve water shortage problems
ISKANDAR PUTERI - The Johor state government is expected to conduct five cloud-seeding operations in the near future in an effort to solve water shortage issues, said state exco member Jimmy Puah.
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Johor to conduct cloud-seeding operations to solve water shortage problems
ISKANDAR PUTERI (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Johor state government is expected to conduct five cloud-seeding operations in the near future in an effort to solve water shortage issues, said stat...
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Johor to conduct cloud-seeding operations
ISKANDAR PUTERI: The state government is expected to conduct five cloud-seeding operations in the near future in an effort to solve water shortage issues here,
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Thousands pray for rain in Indonesia as forests go up in smoke
Thousands of Indonesians prayed for rain in haze-hit towns on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo on Wednesday, as forest fires raged at the height of the dry season, the state Antara news agency report...
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Malaysia complains of smog from Indonesia as forest fires flare
Malaysia will urge Indonesia to take immediate action to fight haze as Jakarta has detected a spike in worsening forest fires across the archipelago.
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Malaysia complains of smog from Indonesia as forest fires flare
JAKARTA/KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 6): Malaysia's science ministry will urge Indonesia to take immediate action to fight haze, it said on Friday, as Jakarta detected a spike in the number of hot spots indicat...
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Malaysia complains of haze from Indonesia as forest fires flare
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 6 — Malaysia’s Science Ministry will urge Indonesia to take immediate action to fight haze, it said today, as Jakarta detected a spike in the number of hot spots indicating wors...
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Indonesian planters see drought hitting palm oil output
KUALA LUMPUR/JAKARTA: Leading palm oil players in Indonesia see production growth being hit in the short to medium term, as the world's top grower of the edible oil faces drought across major planting regions that is expected to delay fruit ripening and lower output.
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Current hot spell less intense than in recent years: Scientist
PETALING JAYA: The current hot spell in Malaysia is reportedly less intense compared with those in recent years.
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Cities near equator can expect extreme weather patterns
PETALING JAYA: The highest temperature ever recorded in Malaysia was at 40.1°C in Chuping, Perlis, a small town known for its large sugar cane plantations.
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Five Asean nations make pact to minimise cross-border haze
PUTRAJAYA (Aug 9): Five Asean nations comprising Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, pledged on Tuesday to increase cross-border cooperation in minimising haze occurrences ...
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Five Asean nations make pact to minimise cross-border haze
PUTRAJAYA: Five Asean nations comprising Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, pledged on Tuesday to increase cross-border cooperation in minimising haze occurrences during t...
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M'sia, 4 other Asean nations make pact to minimise cross-border haze
Five Asean nations comprising Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, pledged on Tuesday to increase cross-border cooperation in minimising haze occurrences during the hot and ...
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Trade wars take toll as Philippine growth slows to four-year-low
MANILA, Aug 8 — Philippine economic growth slowed to 5.5 per cent in the three months to June, its slowest pace in more than four years, as trade wars took their toll, the government said today.
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Dry weather expected until October
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is expected to experience hot and dry weather with less rainfall until October, says Deputy Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Isnaraissah Muni...
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Malaysia expected to experience hot and dry weather until October
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is expected to experience a hot and dry weather with less rainfall until October, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change deputy minister, Isnaraissah M...
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As fires burn, can Indonesia avoid repeat of 2015 haze crisis?
KUALA LUMPUR: As another outbreak of forest fires in Indonesia sends harmful smoke drifting across parts of Southeast Asia, researchers and environmental activists have urged Jakarta to step up effort...
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Assuring availability and affordability of rice
IT was near the Chinese New Year festivities when Siu Li went on her usual last-minute shopping for food and groceries at several hypermarkets, in order to celebrate with her small family and visitors for the week.
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CPO price to trend higher in 2H19, says Maybank IB
KUALA LUMPUR (June 11): The crude palm oil (CPO) price is likely to trend higher in the second half of 2019 (2H19) as the weak price for the first quarter was dragged down by the huge brought forward ...
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CPO price to trend higher in second half of this year, says Maybank IB
KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 ― The crude palm oil (CPO) price is likely to trend higher in the second half of 2019 (2H19) as the weak price for the first quarter was dragged down by the huge brought forwar...
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Worried about water cuts
PETALING JAYA: Melaka residents are nervous over the water level at the Durian Tunggal dam as the persistent hot and dry weather may result in water cuts ahead of Hari Raya.
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MEOA lauds Sabah's decision not to implement property assessment tax
KUALA LUMPUR (May 13): The Malaysian Estate Owners Association (MEOA) has applauded the Sabah state government's decision not to implement the proposed Property Assessment Tax (PAT) on palm oil mills...
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Sabah planters happy with no property assessment tax on palm oil mills
KUALA LUMPUR (May 12): Sabah planters are "delighted" that a proposed property assessment tax (PAT) on palm oil mills and its labour quarters will not be implemented.
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Sabah gets praise after decision not to implement property assessment tax
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Estate Owners Association (MEOA) has applauded the Sabah state government’s decision not to implement the proposed Property Assessment Tax (PAT) on palm oil mills and the...
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Oil palm growers hail Sabah decision to put off property assessment tax
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Estate Owners Association (MEOA) has applauded the Sabah government’s decision not to implement the proposed Property Assessment Tax (PAT) on palm oil mills and labour qu...
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CIMB sees Malaysia palm oil stockpiles down 7% m-o-m to 2.72 mil tons
KUALA LUMPUR (May 6): Inventories est.
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‘Brace for heatwave’
PETALING JAYA: Thunderstorms are likely now especially in the evenings, but Malaysians should brace themselves for dry and hot weather with the onset of the southwest monsoon.
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Sabah to be affected by El Nino phenomenon till May
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is expected to be affected by the El Nino phenomenon which has been forecasted to last till May, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Deputy Minister I...
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Thai cities urged to rein in world's biggest water fight
A worsening drought in parts of Thailand has prompted monks and conservationists to appeal to city dwellers to temper traditional New Year celebrations, which are marked by people throwing large quant...
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Brace for water shortages, Sarawak govt tells public
KUCHING: With the dry El Nino spell likely to last till May, local authorities here have been urged to brace for shortages of water in the state.
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Sarawak says all ready for dry El Nino weather
KUCHING: Sarawak is prepared to face the dry spell stemming from the El Nino weather phenomenon, readying about 1,000 vehicles and boats to deliver water to villages as needed.
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Adapting to climate change
BEING close to the equator, the “perpetual summer” in Malaysia is nothing new.
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Perak Irrigation and Drainage Dept: Bukit Merah dam at warning point
KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 — The water line at the Bukit Merah dam in Taiping, Perak has reached the alert level due to the heatwave and dry spell affecting the state, according to the Department of Irr...
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Drought will persist until May, says Xavier
SUNGAI PETANI: Malaysia is expected to experience a dry season until May, and Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Kedah, Pahang and Kelantan can expect less than 25% of the usual annual rainfall in the Apr...
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Heatwave hitting many parts of Malaysia
PETALING JAYA: Temperatures are set to hit 38°C in several parts of Malaysia as a heatwave grips the country.
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Nine states on Level 1 heatwave alert
PETALING JAYA: It is getting hotter by the day with temperatures in the peninsula “boiling” between 35°C and 40°C.
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Hot days ahead, but met says temp won’t touch 40°C
PETALING JAYA: The Meteorological Department does not expect temperatures to hit 40°C, as hot weather continues nationwide.
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Weak El Nino to mostly affect Sabah, Sarawak: Malaysia Met Dept
KUALA LUMPUR (March 13): Impact of weak El Nino will mostly be felt in Sabah and northern Sarawak, and be less significant on weather patterns in Peninsular Malaysia, according to Fariza Yunus, Direct...
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Water supply dwindles, consume water wisely, Penang residents told
GEORGE TOWN (March 8): Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) is urging all residents to use water wisely as the water levels from the state’s primary water sources began to dwindle.
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Water supply dwindles, consume water wisely, Penang residents told
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) is urging all residents to use water wisely as the water levels from the state’s primary water sources begin to dwindle.
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Drier climate experienced in parts of Indonesian estates, planter says
KUALA LUMPUR (March 6): A mild El Nino weather pattern has started forming in Indonesia, where planters have observed drier conditions in oil palm estates starting last month, especially in the Kalima...
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2019 a 'turning point' for palm oil industry, says FGV chairman
KUALA LUMPUR (March 6): After a year of bleak crude palm oil (CPO) prices, FGV Holdings Bhd, the world's largest CPO producer, sees this year as the "turning point" for the palm oil industry.
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Worry over hot weather
PETALING JAYA: While a weakened El Nino weather phenomenon has eased concerns over rising temperatures in the country, parents and teachers want school heads to heed the recent Education Ministry’s advisory to postpone outdoor activities.
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LMC’s Fry is mildly bullish on palm prices as inventories shrink
KUALA LUMPUR/JAKARTA (March 5): Palm oil demand is strong and will eat into production, LMC International’s Chairman James Fry says in interview at conference in Kuala Lumpur.
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Hot weather a normal phenomenon, but take precautions: Meteorology Dept
KUALA LUMPUR (March 4): The public has been urged not to be overly concerned  about the hot and dry weather as it is a normal phenomenon that  occurs every year, said Meteorological deputy director-...
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Hot weather normal, don’t panic, says Met Dept
KUALA LUMPUR: The public has been urged not to be overly concerned about the hot and dry weather as it is a normal phenomenon that occurs every year, said Meteorological deputy director-general (Opera...
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Temperatures could hit 40°C in some parts of Malaysia, expert warns
PETALING JAYA: A weather expert has warned of extreme droughts and heavy rainfall in the country due to global climate change if world temperatures continue to rise.
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Penangites warned of serious water shortage
GEORGE TOWN: The Chinese New Year celebration is over but the hot and dry spell is here to stay right until May.
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Malaysian palm oil prices seen steady in 2019 — MPOC
KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 18): Malaysian palm oil prices are set to hold steady in 2019 at an average of RM2,303 (US$565) a tonne, according to estimates by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC), while global...
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Current hot weather to prolong until end-March: Met Dept
KUALA LUMPUR: The hot weather currently experienced in the west coast states of Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah is expected to continue until the end of March.
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Current hot weather to prolong until end-March: Mets Dept
KUALA LUMPUR: The hot weather currently experienced in the west coast states of Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah is expected to continue until the end of March.
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Hong Leong Investment Bank ups Malaysia's 4Q18 GDP forecast to 4.7%
KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 14): Hong Leong Investment Bank (HLIB) raised its fourth quarter (4Q) 2018 gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for Malaysia to 4.7% from 4.5% previously, following the recen...
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CIMB : Malaysia palm oil stockpiles likely peaked in December
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 11): Inventories likely peaked after hitting a new record end-Dec and may ease 2% m/m in January due to lower output, CIMB regional head of agribusiness Ivy Ng says in Jan 10 report.
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Sabah Met Dept: State expecting hot season for next three months due to El Nino
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is expecting dry and hot weather over the next three months.
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Palm oil prices bottomed out but lack growth catalyst, says HLIB Research
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 4): Crude palm oil (CPO) prices may have weakened to bottoming levels, but a high stockpile and absence of positive demand catalysts are likely to sustain prices in the first quarter...
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