1. EIGHT SPM CANDIDATES IN SARAWAK SCORE STRAIGHT A+ IN SPM 2018
Eight candidates in Sarawak scored A+ in all subjects in their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia SPM 2018.
Sarawak Education deputy director Abang Mat Ali Abang Masagus, in a statement to announce the SPM 2018 results said, the eight top scorers were among the 36,144 candidates in Sarawak who sat for the examination last year.
He added, the candidates who scored 10A+ were Alvin Soo Qwan Zhou from the Sekolah Menengah Bintulu and Nur Izzah Athirah Abdul Samat from Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan St Teresa, Kuching.
2. PRIMARY INDUSTRIES MINISTER SAYS IT IS UNFAIR TO CALL PALM OIL HIGH INDIRECT LAND-USE RISK
Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok says it is unfair for the European Commission EC to single out palm oil as a high indirect land-use change ILUC risk and soy bean as a low ILUC change risk.
According to her, what the EC means is that planting palm trees will change the nature of the land.
She said, basically palm oil will cause land use to be changed and in order to reduce deforestation, the EC wants to phase out palm oil from the EU market especially in the biodiesel sector.
She told this to reporters after making a courtesy call on Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg yesterday.
Meanwhile, sharing the contents of her meeting with the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, she said, as Sarawak has the biggest area under oil palm, her team is holding discussions on how to handle this issue and develop suitable strategies.