Cocoa plantation in Sabah

Agriculture is one of the main contributors to the economy of Sabah, with palm oil and cocoa being the most sought after commodities from the state. The palm oil plantations span across 1,330,036 hectares of land while coca plantations cover up to 224.8 hectares of land in Sabah. Cocoa cultivation started at Ranau in 1998. Today, cocoa…

Indonesian General Election 2019

April 17, 2019 is the day Indonesians go to 800,000 polling stations to vote for their next president and members of Parliament. Seats contested are 711 seats in Indonesia’s two-house People’s Consultative Assembly, or Majelis Permusyawaratan Rakyat (MPR), 575 are seats in the People’s Representative Council (DPR), and the other 136 are in the Regional Representative…

All 200,000 registered e-hailing cars are subjected to inspection before July 2019

A new regulation was announced by Transport Minister Anthony Loke in July 2018, whereby e-hailing services will be subjected to the same rules as taxis especially for license registration, vehicle inspection and certain operational requirements. Besides for the obvious safety and legitimacy reasons, Loke stated that this applies to all e-hailing companies, not just popular…

Malaysia’s major fishery sectors in danger from pollution and exploitation.

Fisheries Department director-general Datuk Munir Mohd Nawi claimed that Malaysia has been over-fished, therefore requiring preventive measures or rehabilitating programs for fish to repopulate. He cites global warming, climate change and pollution as the contributing factors. According to the annual reports from Department of Statistics Malaysia, the amount of salt water and fresh water fish…

Nik Abduh admits lying

Last year, a voice recording of Nik Abduh Nik Aziz admitting that PAS received money from UMNO went viral. However, the Bachok MP denied his involvement in the audio recording. In February 2019, the PAS leader changed his mind and confirmed that the voice was indeed his and he had to lie to protect himself…

Tension de-escalate between Malaysia and Singapore over airspace dispute

Previously, Malaysia had to suspend Johor Bahru’s port limits off Tanjung Piai and Singapore’s port limits off Tuas due to Singapore’s implementation of ILS (Instrument Landing System), a GPS-based instrument to assist pilots during landing even with poor weather conditions. The Selatar Airport, located in Singapore and the South of Johor’s Pasir Gudang attracted high…