HLI invested into a greenfield newsprint mill in 1996 with a 33.65% stake in MNI. MNI's other investors are Norske Skog, a world leading producer in newsprint, News Straits Times Group and Rimbunan Hijau Group. MNI is the only producer of newsprint in Malaysia. MNI's plant is located at the Temerloh Industrial Park in Mentakab, Pahang, with an installed capacity of 250,000 tonnes of newsprint per annum. The mill produces paper based on 100% recycled fibre.
MNI's operations involve recycling old newspapers and old magazines into premium paper quality for today's modern presses with reliable runnability and consistent printability. MNI ensures its customers receive superior service through faster and more uniform deliveries to eliminate transit damages, reduce delivery lead times and lower stock holdings. The establishment of MNI meant Malaysia would have a local supply of world-class, premium grade newsprint.