As a new round of climate talks takes place in Bonn, Malaysia is coordinating the G77 in the Durban Platform, insisting that developing countries’ rights are respected.

The latest round of global climate negotiations is taking place in Bonn, with countries grappling with the core issues of whether developed and developing countries should take on similar or different obligations to cut Green­house gas emissions, how to adapt to the effects of climate change, and who will fund the actions.

Malaysia has emerged as one of the important countries in these talks, as it has assumed a leadership role among the developing countries.

Read more: Malaysia takes lead in climate talks


KUCHING, Malaysia: The world hydroelectric industry's decision to meet in a Malaysian state where dams have uprooted rainforests and native peoples is drawing bitter fire from environmental and tribal groups.

The International Hydropower Association's (IHA) four-day biennial meeting to push "sustainable hydropower" opens Tuesday in Kuching, the languid capital of Sarawak state on Borneo island, and a highly contentious choice.

Read more: Malaysia hydropower meeting to open amid controversy


Fruit vendors in MalaysiaPETALING JAYA - The erratic weather is driving up the price of local fruits, according to wholesalers.

Responding to consumer complaints of recent price hikes, fruit sellers said they had no choice as supply had been low due to the changing weather pattern.

Taman Tun Dr Ismail market fruit wholesaler Rizal Hadi said the price of bananas had increased to RM5 per kilo compared to RM4 per kilo in 2012.

Read more: Malaysia fruit price hikes due to erratic weather


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