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Can 'Big Brother' technology clean up palm oil's image?

Business Feb 14, 2019

Can 'Big Brother' technology clean up palm oil's image?

Some of the world's major palm oil users, including Nestle, Unilever, and Mondelez, are trying out new satellite technology to track deforestation, as pressure grows on them to source the ingredient responsibly. They say the monitoring systems allow them to target people felling trees in ...

Malaysia defiant despite being stripped of 2020 Paralympic qualifier

Paralympics Jan 28, 2019

Malaysia defiant despite being stripped of 2020 Paralympic qualifier

Malaysia's government has remained defiant despite losing the right to host the World Para Swimming Championships after it banned Israelis from competing in the event, a qualifying competition for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad was unapologetic. "We stand by our principle, which ...

Malaysia scraps multibillion dollar China-backed rail project

Business Jan 27, 2019

Malaysia scraps multibillion dollar China-backed rail project

A multibillion dollar China-backed rail project in Malaysia has been scrapped, government officials said Saturday, adding that the cost of building it was too high. Malaysia has in recent months suspended several major projects signed under the country's previous scandal-plagued regime, in a bid to ...