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Sabah Chief Conservator defends log export ban

04-04-2019
Malaysia, logging, harvesting, timber

Chief Conservator of Forests, Mashor Mohd Jaini, said the State Government’s log export ban should spur the development of the wood-based industry in the State. He said the aim of the State government was to see the production of a wide range of high value wood products to support economic development and the creation employment …

Malaysian state chief: Highway construction must not destroy forest

29-03-2019
Malaysia, forestry

The chief minister of the Malaysian state of Sabah has called on construction crews working on the multi-billion-dollar Pan Borneo Highway project to avoid breaking up the region’s forests and other sensitive environments where possible. “I hope they take it seriously,” Chief Minister Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said March 21 at the …

EU singles out palm oil for removal from transport fuel

15-03-2019
Europe, Malaysia, Indonesia

The European Commission has concluded that palm oil cultivation results in excessive deforestation and its use in transport fuel should be phased out, setting the bloc on a collision course with major palm oil producers Malaysia and Indonesia. The Commission published its criteria on Wednesday for determining what crops cause environmental harm, …

Forest restoration a major agenda for Sarawak, says Chief Minister

09-03-2019
Malaysia, forestry

Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg has said that forest restoration is one of the main agendas of the state government from this year onward to enrich the logged-over areas with high value timber species, especially on degraded areas within permanent forest estates. “This is to ensure that Sarawak’s forest …

MTC makes timber sourcing easier

03-10-2018
Malaysian Timber Council, timber sourcing

The Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) has been facilitating members of the local timber industry to identify new sources of raw material supply since 1993. Over the years, sourcing of raw materials and business missions have been mounted to countries like Lao DPR, Cambodia, Thailand, China, Canada, Indonesia, Brazil and New Zealand, as well as to …

Editor’s pickHow robots will win over the future

14-08-2018
ABB, Schuler Consulting, Malaysia, Robotics, Challenges in manufacturing, industry 4.0, Production Data generation, automated Business Processes

By Bjorn Henseler, Schuler Consulting   Malaysia’s furniture industry players spent a day at ABB to understand how robotics can facilitate challenges in production. Today, the end-consumer’s demand for customised furniture is what’s making up most of the orders. The number of furniture per order has also gone down, …

Editor’s pickMTC appoints new Chairman

07-08-2018
Malaysian Timber Council, MTC, Chairman

Dato’ Low Kian Chuan has been appointed the new Chairman of the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC), effective 27 July 2018, succeeding Dato’ Gooi Hoe Hin. Low, 58, who holds a Bachelor of Economics and an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration from the Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada, started his career in the timber industry by …

Editor’s pickMalaysia: Timber exports to increase by five per cent

14-05-2018
Malaysia, Sylva Wood

Malaysia's rich forest resource is certified under the Malaysian Timber Certification Council and endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification. Timber exports from Malaysia are forecasted to increase by five per cent this year, from RM23.22 billion in 2017, supported by high demand from Japan, U.S., Europe, Australia and …