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CASE Construction Equipment unveils methane-powered wheel loader concept – ProjectTETRA

London, April 8, 2019

CASE Construction Equipment, a brand of CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE:CNHI / MI:CHI) today gave the public an insight into a sustainable, connected and technologically advanced future of construction at the Bauma trade show in Munich, Germany, with the unveiling of its methane-powered wheel loader concept – ProjectTETRA.

Jointly developed by the CNH Industrial international design and CASE engineering teams, this concept is a clear departure from anything seen to date in the construction industry. The concept reflects both the increasing importance of alternative fuels, and demonstrates their viability in the construction environment: the concept wheel loader is powered by a proven methane engine, produced by sister brand FPT Industrial, and delivers exactly the same performance as its diesel equivalent. This is combined with cutting edge styling and an advanced operator environment, which makes extensive use of touchscreen and voice control technologies. Furthermore, innovative safety features include biometric technologies together with an obstacle detection system, which is derived from CNH Industrial’s autonomous vehicle research and development program.

CASE has demonstrated the feasibility of this concept in a range of real-world construction environments as well as proving the business case, in terms of sustainability, reduced overall total cost of ownership and operational viability.

The CASE methane-powered wheel loader concept is testament to CNH Industrial’s longstanding commitment to alternative fuel technologies, and is further proof of the practicability and flexibility of natural gas, demonstrating its viability in both on and off road applications.

For further information on the CASE methane-powered wheel loader concept – ProjectTETRA, including images, video and technical information, please visit: http://bit.ly/CASE_ProjectTETRA

CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) is a global leader in the capital goods sector with established industrial experience, a wide range of products and a worldwide presence. Each of the individual brands belonging to the Company is a major international force in its specific industrial sector: Case IH, New Holland Agriculture and Steyr for tractors and agricultural machinery; Case and New Holland Construction for earth moving equipment; Iveco for commercial vehicles; Iveco Bus and Heuliez Bus for buses and coaches; Iveco Astra for quarry and construction vehicles; Magirus for firefighting vehicles; Iveco Defence Vehicles for defence and civil protection; and FPT Industrial for engines and transmissions. More information can be found on the corporate website: www.cnhindustrial.com

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Police thwart attempt to smuggle out ecstasy pills at Sungai Pulai

JOHOR BAHRU, Police have thwarted an attempt to smuggle out 21,500 ecstasy pills estimated at RM645,000 at Sungai Pulai, near Gelang Patah, two days ago.

Regional Commander of Marine Police Force Region 2, ACP Paul Khiu Khon Chiang said the attempt was detected by four RH31 members from the Kukup Tactical Marine Headquarters who were patrolling near a kelong in the river at about 6pm.

“While on their patrol, the crew saw two men, believed to be locals, travelling downstream along Sungai Pulai.

“The boat accelerated when it was instructed to stop and was pursued by the RH31 boat for 15 minutes until it came to a shallow area at the river bank. The two suspects then fled into the mangrove forest,” he told reporters here today.

Also present was Iskandar Puteri police chief ACP Dzulkhairi Mukhtar.

Khiu added that when the duo was being pursued one of them threw an object into the river which was later discovered to be a black bag which contained seven plastic packs of ecstasy pills.

Meanwhile, Dzulkhairi said police were actively tracking down the two men in their early 40s.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Police thwart attempt to smuggle out ecstasy pills at Sungai Pulai

JOHOR BAHRU, Police have thwarted an attempt to smuggle out 21,500 ecstasy pills estimated at RM645,000 at Sungai Pulai, near Gelang Patah, two days ago.

Regional Commander of Marine Police Force Region 2, ACP Paul Khiu Khon Chiang said the attempt was detected by four RH31 members from the Kukup Tactical Marine Headquarters who were patrolling near a kelong in the river at about 6pm.

“While on their patrol, the crew saw two men, believed to be locals, travelling downstream along Sungai Pulai.

“The boat accelerated when it was instructed to stop and was pursued by the RH31 boat for 15 minutes until it came to a shallow area at the river bank. The two suspects then fled into the mangrove forest,” he told reporters here today.

Also present was Iskandar Puteri police chief ACP Dzulkhairi Mukhtar.

Khiu added that when the duo was being pursued one of them threw an object into the river which was later discovered to be a black bag which contained seven plastic packs of ecstasy pills.

Meanwhile, Dzulkhairi said police were actively tracking down the two men in their early 40s.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Envoys to help smallholders make EU call off palm oil restriction

TANJUNG MALIM, The ambassadors from several European Union (EU) countries are ready to present the pleas of oil palm smallholders for the bloc to call off its plans to restrict Malaysian palm oil products effective 2030.

FELCRA Berhad (Felcra) chairman Datuk Nageeb Wahab said the ambassadors gave their commitment after visiting the Felcra Changkat Sulaiman oil palm estate in Sungkai here today in conjunction with the ‘Field Day with EU Ambassadors’ programme.

The envoys who attended the programme were delegation head and Ambassador of European Union Maria Castillo Fernandez; Karin Mossenlechner (the Netherlands); and Jose Cardinos Lafuente (Spain).

Nageeb said the delegation was exposed to the various processes of planting oil palm trees in Malaysia, especially those cultivated by smallholders, and given a briefing, including into the fate awaiting the smallholders should the EU stick with its decision to restrict palm oil products from this country.

The main reason the EU wants to restrict the use of palm oil is because of deforestation, but we find that unacceptable as today we have shown them what is it that we do, he told reporters after the programme here today.

Meanwhile, Fernandez promised to do what they could now that they understood the smallholders’ situation.

I want to make it very clear that I know palm oil is very important to your life and your children’s future, so we are here to try to understand better what this all means to you and to pass the message back to Europe.

Europe is not trying to hurt the smallholders, we understand how important this is for you. Please be assured that there is no ban and the market is free, she said.

Lafuente also stressed that the EU was not banning palm oil but prioritising the sustainability of nature.

We are not against palm oil, we are serious about the sustainability of people. We are here to understand you and we will continue our dialogue, he said.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

NGO hands over memorandum demanding IPCMC be set up immediately

KUALA LUMPUR, A group of non-governmental organisations today handed over a memorandum demanding that the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) be immediately set up .

Chairman of the ‘Eliminating Deaths and Abuse In Custody’ group , M.Visvanathan said the IPCMC must be immediately set up to prevent more deaths during detention, abuse of detainees and abuse of power by the Police.

The IPCMC is necessary to ensure that all cases are investigated by a truly independent body so as to return public faith in the main enforcement body (Police) in carrying out their duties properly and with integrity, he told reporters at the Parliament building today.

Representing 49 other NGOs, including Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), Kumpulan Tindakan Rakyat terhadap Penculikan (Caged) and Pertubuhan Pertolongan Wanita (WAO), Visvanathan handed over the memorandum to Deputy Rural Development Minister R. Sivarasa who is also the Member of Parliament for Sungai Buloh today.

Meanwhile, Sivarasa gave the assurance that the memorandum will be submitted to the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Datuk Liew Vui Keong and Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

IPCMC is an independent body to replace the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) and accepts complaints and conduct investigations into police misconduct.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

NGO hands over memorandum demanding IPCMC be set up immediately

KUALA LUMPUR, A group of non-governmental organisations today handed over a memorandum demanding that the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) be immediately set up .

Chairman of the ‘Eliminating Deaths and Abuse In Custody’ group , M.Visvanathan said the IPCMC must be immediately set up to prevent more deaths during detention, abuse of detainees and abuse of power by the Police.

The IPCMC is necessary to ensure that all cases are investigated by a truly independent body so as to return public faith in the main enforcement body (Police) in carrying out their duties properly and with integrity, he told reporters at the Parliament building today.

Representing 49 other NGOs, including Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), Kumpulan Tindakan Rakyat terhadap Penculikan (Caged) and Pertubuhan Pertolongan Wanita (WAO), Visvanathan handed over the memorandum to Deputy Rural Development Minister R. Sivarasa who is also the Member of Parliament for Sungai Buloh today.

Meanwhile, Sivarasa gave the assurance that the memorandum will be submitted to the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Datuk Liew Vui Keong and Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

IPCMC is an independent body to replace the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) and accepts complaints and conduct investigations into police misconduct.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

One night at a century-old building

GEORGE TOWN, Just like the famous Ben Stiller film, Night at the Museum, Penangites, too, can spend a night in the Penang State Museum thanks to the efforts of the museum board.

In conjunction with the museum’s 54th anniversary, the fifth edition of A Night At No. 57 Macalister will be held from April 14 and 15.

State Tourism Development, Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee chairman, Yeoh Soon Hin, said the two-day programme is a great way to learn about the 107-year-old building’s history, and appreciate the restoration and preservation initiative by the state government.

We hope the programme will educate and entice the public to visit, especially students who are interested in learning about Penang heritage buildings, he said at a press conference today.

The building was proposed by British officers, William Evans and William Peel, and once functioned as a maternity hospital known as the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

Activities for the night include a tour of the museum, including its mortuary, post-mortem and labour rooms, a bedtime story time and treasure hunt.

Penang State Museum director, Haryani Mohd, said the programme held in 2016 received a lot of positive feedback but it was discontinued from 2017-2018 because of the restoration and renovation works being carried out.

The programme is limited to 50 people, aged 18-55, with a registration fee of RM50 for adults, RM30 for students and RM25 for the disabled.

Obtain forms or enquire at 04-2261461/462 or e-mail: psm_enquiries@museum.gov.my.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)