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Harvested oil palm fruits loaded into a trailer at a plantation in Kapar, Selangor, Malaysia | Photo: Joshua Paul | Bloomberg Photo

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.
File photo of Ismail Sabri Yaakob | Twitter

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.
A police office holds up a placard after taking the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) vaccination center in Serdang, Selangor, on 4 March 2021 | Samsul Said | Bloomberg

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.
File photo of Muhyiddin Yassin | Twitter /@MuhyiddinYassin

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.
A white flag hung outside a house in Malaysia

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.
File photo of passengers at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia | Photo: Samsul Said | Bloomberg

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.
A police office holds up a placard after taking the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) vaccination center in Serdang, Selangor, on 4 March 2021 | Samsul Said | Bloomberg

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.
A Pakistan International Airlines plane (representational image) | Commons

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.
Indian Army soldiers patrolling the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | Representational image| ANI

I served in Nagaland during the peak of insurgency and without AFSPA

Despite the Nagaland Peace Accord signed in the presence of PM Narendra Modi, AFSPA continues to exist. And we call ourselves mother of all democracies.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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