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19 Durian Traders Fined For Cheating Customers In N. Sembilan

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SEREMBAN – Nineteen durian traders in Negri Sembilan were fined a sum of RM5,200 after they were found to have short-changed the public with tampered weighing and measuring equipment. The compounds were issued by Negri Sembilan branch of the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) in an operation dubbed ‘Ops Duri’ conducted since Monday…

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No Durian Fest In Teluk Intan Tomorrow

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IPOH – A durian fest is NOT happening in Teluk Intan tomorrow, contrary to a viral news on social media. Sungai Manik state assemblyman Datuk Zainol Fadzi Paharuddin today dismissed the viral news as false and described it as an irresponsible act. Zainol Fadzi, who is Perak Public Amenities, Infrastructure, Energy and Water Committee chairman,…

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Malaysian Durian, A Phenomenon In China

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian durian, especially ‘Musang King’ has received overwhelming response in China when over 150,000 people visited the Malaysian Durian Festival 2017 (MDF2017) in Nanning, recently to sample the Malaysian durian. Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said even though the exports of the ‘king of fruits’ to…

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Durian Records Top Search By Chinese Consumers Via Alibaba.com

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KUALA LUMPUR – Durians and durian based products are currently among the top search in the Alibaba.com e commerce site by consumers from China, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan said the government was looking at exporting durians in the form of fruits as the durians…

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Malaysia’s Bumper Harvest Spells Cheaper Durians In Singapore

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  SINGAPORE – After having to pay exorbitant prices this year for their favourite spiky fruit, durian lovers are set to get some sweet respite. Prices for the prized Mao Shan Wang variety may fall to as low as $15 to $20 per kilogram in the coming weeks, after hitting highs of over $40 earlier…

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MDF2017: Let The Chinese Enjoy Musang King, The Kampung Way

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NANNING – The highly-anticipated three-day Malaysian Durian Festival 2017 (MDF2017), which kicks off here Friday, will give the Chinese the experience of enjoying fresh durians in the ‘kampung way’, said the event’s joint-coordinator Datuk Robin Wong Hee Joo. Speaking to the reporters here, he said that the uniqueness of Malaysian culture – where they can…

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Durian Season Loses Bite Following Bauxite Mining

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KUANTAN- The coming of the durian season every year at Kampung Jeram, Beserah here is always eagerly awaited by residents and outsiders who want to take a bite of the king of fruits from the village. However, Ahmad Rizal Jaafar, 37, says the excitement has been dampened as a result of development and bauxite mining…

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Musang King To China?

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BEIJING – Malaysia is endeavouring to export its best durian fruit, the Musang King, to China. Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said the fruits that were to be imported by China must fulfill requirements specified by the republic. “They called it the cold treatment of below 18 degrees. “Once we…

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Musang King In Season In Raub Now – FAMA

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KUANTAN – Durian lovers can go to Raub to savour the highly sought after Musang King which is now in season.  According to the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA) state director Hasan Jusoh, the durian was fruiting earlier than the usual season from April to August. “Last week, the farm price of Musang King dropped…

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Senior Citizen Charged With Murder Over Durian Quality

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BUKIT MERTAJAM: A senior citizen was charged in a magistrate’s court here with the murder of a durian seller over the quality of the fruits sold by the latter. Self-employed Ooi Chang Ang, 60, who was wearing a white shirt, nodded as the charge was read to him in Hokkien. No plea was recorded. He…

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Durian Feast Phenomenon Contributes To High Demand For ‘King Of Fruits’

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KUANTAN – The durian feast phenomenon has become one of the factors contributing to the high demand for the ‘king of fruits’ in the market this season. Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA) director general Datuk Ahmad Ishak said most of the demands were from corporate bodies, government departments and agencies, private companies and communities that…

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Fiesta Durian To Be Turned As Annual Event In August

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Durian Fiesta programme will be turned as an annual event to boost the local fruits and local fruits industry in the country. Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said the yearly event would be held every August in conjunction with the fruits season and National Day…

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Durian Thieves Slash Orchard Owner

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SUNGAI PETANI: A durian orchard owner (pic) who confronted several durian thieves who had trespassed into his orchard sustained serious slash wounds on his left arm. Kuala Muda District Police Chief Assistant Commissioner Police (ACP) Md Zukir Md Isa said: “The incident occurred at about 5am at a plantation in Kampung Panjang, Gurun, and the…

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Man ‘Spits’ On Durians….Or Casting A Spell To Improve Sales?

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PETALING JAYA: Did he spit on the durians or was he blowing away dust from the fruit that he was wrapping. Or maybe he was “casting a spell” to improve his sales. The video of a durian seller allegedly “spitting” on the fruit has sparked outrage and debate amongst social media users. When asked on…

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