Concerns about Indonesian coal spread as Malaysia’s TNB seeks alternatives
Concerns about Indonesian coal spread as Malaysia’s TNB seeks alternatives
  • As Jakarta’s restrictions drag on, Malaysia’s largest power firm is turning to suppliers including Australia, South Africa and Russia
  • While Indonesia is allowing some vessels to depart, progress has been slow, threatening to sour relations with importers like Japan, Philippines and South Korea
5 hours ago
Workers walk near a tugboat pulling coal barges at a port in Palembang, Indonesia. Photo: Reuters
Energy
Concerns about Indonesian coal spread as Malaysia’s TNB seeks alternatives
5 hours ago
  • As Jakarta’s restrictions drag on, Malaysia’s largest power firm is turning to suppliers including Australia, South Africa and Russia
  • While Indonesia is allowing some vessels to depart, progress has been slow, threatening to sour relations with importers like Japan, Philippines and South Korea

Coronavirus pandemic

‘May God guide us’: Filipinos fear Omicron will ‘paralyse’ nation
‘May God guide us’: Filipinos fear Omicron will ‘paralyse’ nation
  • Just under half the country has been double-vaccinated, while the Duterte administration has ruled out another punishing lockdown ahead of polls in May
  • Cases hit a record on the weekend with the health ministry confirming the community transmission of Omicron around Manila
17 Jan 2022 - 8:41AM

Coronavirus pandemic

A police officer checks documents at a Covid-19 checkpoint. Photo: AP
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While the data suggests such jabs are safe, and Omicron has raised the stakes, ultimately it should be for parents to weigh the risks and benefits, writes Bhavan Jaipragas.

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