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Cambodia’s Royal Turtle nearly extinct as fewer than 10 remain in wild

Cambodia’s Royal Turtle is nearly extinct, with fewer than 10 left in the wild, because increased sand dredging and illegal clearance of flooded forest have shrunk its habitat, a conservationist group warned Monday. ...

The Star Team

Maybank opens new office in Cambodia

Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) is further strengthening its operations in Cambodia with the launch of Maybank Tower, a new 10-storey corporate office in the country. ...

The Star Team

Tourism delegates fall sick after seafood meal

Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz, three state exco members and 30 senior tourism officials from Asean countries attending a meeting here suffered severe food poisoning after a seafood meal at a fishing village in Umbai.​​ Besides Malaysia, the meeting was attended by delegates ...

R.S.N. Murali

First gibbon born in Angkor Park

The 21st century welcomed its first baby gibbon at Cambodia’s Angkor Archaeological Park, in a celebrated step towards the conservation of an endangered species. ...

Michelle Tam

Wah Seong subsidiary inks deal to sell green power in Cambodia

Wah Seong Corporation Bhd’s strategy to develop a portfolio of renewable energy and power plants in the region is taking off after it inked an agreement with Cambodia. The company said on Monday its indirect subsidiary had signed a power purchase agreement with Baitang (Kampuchea) Plc ...

The Star News Staff

DefTech targets Cambodia, Myanmar jobs

Malaysia’s leading armoured vehicle maker DRB-Hicom Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd (DefTech) is setting its sights on Cambodia and Myanmar, said chief executive officer Amril Samsudin. ...

The Star News Staff

Axiata's Cambodian unit expands through M&A

Axiata Group Bhd is set to strengthen its foothold in Cambodia through a merger between Hello Axiata Company Ltd and Latelz Company Ltd, which it acquires for a consideration of US$155mil (RM473mil). In a statement, Axiata announced that its Cambodian arm had entered into a sales ...

Talks under way to source maids from Cambodia

TALKS are under way to bring in Cambodian maids to help offset the shortfall in domestic workers from Indonesia. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is looking to make Cambodia an approved source country for domestic workers in Singapore and will make a decision soon. Association of Employment ...

Top Glove wants to source for its own latex

TOP Glove Corp Bhd became the first rubber glove maker to move upstream by acquiring its own rubber plantation land to ensure a consistent supply of latex At for the purchase price of RM22mil, it translates to RM715 per ha, which is also 35% cheaper than ...

ANRPC sees higher rubber output

Natural rubber (NR) production in Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) this year is set to rise by 4.9% to 10.83 million tonnes from 10.33 million tonnes in 2011 The members of ANRPC are Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, China, Papua New Guinea, the ...

Cambodian rice expert produces ‘more with less’

WHEN he introduced his novel rice production method to Cambodian farmers more than a decade ago, Yang Saing Koma had to battle sceptics who laughed at his idea. How could less irrigation and shallower planting result in higher yield? But Koma, founder of the Cambo­dian centre ...

Felda Global buying more land, aims to emerge world leader in palm oil industry

Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGVH), the world’s third largest palm oil company by hectarage, plans to buy 150,000 ha estate land over five years to realise its cherished vision to emerge as the world leader in the palm oil industry On FGVH’s cross-border expansion plans, ...

CIMB aiming to be top 10 in Cambodia

CIMB Bank plc, which aims to be among the top 10 banks in Cambodia over the next five years, is targeting more than US$100mil (RM317mil ) in deposits and US$90mil (RM285mil) in total loan size by year-end. Its deputy general manager and head of commercial banking ...

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