Saturday, 21 May, 2022

Topic: Malaysia

Worst-ever labour shortage triggers supply crunch for the world’ most consumed edible oil

Malaysia's output for palm oil production may slide below 18 million tonnes in 2021, a drop of at least 6% from last year and the lowest annual volume since 2016.

India expected to show faster economic recovery in 2022

Strong demand is keeping India on track to achieving world’s fastest growth in the year to March, with new weekly infections dropping to lowest in more than 6 months.

Malaysian king names Ismail Sabri Yaakob as new prime minister

Ismail was the deputy PM under the government of Muhyiddin Yassin, who resigned Monday after less than 18 months in office as infighting in his coalition cost him majority support.

Covid-19 pandemic: Malaysia cases surge amid PM resignation, New Zealand goes into lockdown

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.

Malaysian PM Muhyiddin Yassin resigns after losing majority support

Yassin’s resignation comes on the back of mounting public anger over what was widely perceived as his govt’s poor handling of the pandemic.

Malaysia is raising the white flag on the road to failed statehood

These banners are not quite a movement; people have no hope, and not much desire, to overthrow the govt. It’s more of a shorthand for discontent at the atrophying state.

Malaysia bans entry of travellers from India to curb Covid spread

Malaysia is the latest on the list of nations, including UK and New Zealand, that have restricted entry from India. Hong Kong and Iran also banned flights from India.

Covid-19 pandemic — Malaysia students back to school, ‘drastic’ rise in cases in Saudi Arabia

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

GameStop mania spreads to glove makers in Asia

The moderators of the group Bursabets have defined it as the 'Malaysian version' of Reddit’s WallStreetBets forum, to discuss stocks listed on Bursa Malaysia.

Slept on floor of Kuala Lumpur airport for 2 days, say passengers of seized Pakistan plane

Our prolific feature about Pakistan’s fascinating politics, economy, society, culture, cricket, fashion and more — stories beyond the routine headlines.

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.