KUALA LUMPUR: Sime Darby Bhd expects its estates throughout Peninsular Malaysia to be MSPO-certified by the first quarter of 2018, said its plantation division chief executive officer Datuk Franki Anthony Dass. Compliance with the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification is mandatory for all oil palm planters in the country by the end of 2019. […]
KUALA LUMPUR: Palm oil experts expect the price of the commodity to hover between RM2,600 and RM2,900 per tonne these few months before turning weak as supply outstrips demand by mid-2018. At the recently concluded International Palm Oil Congress & Exhibition (PIPOC 2017) hosted by the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) here, LMC International chairman […]
MANILA: Malaysia views European Union’s (EU) move to link palm oil industry with deforestation very seriously and is ready for counter action to protect the welfare of the 600,000 smallholders in the country. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said during the Asean – European 40th Commemorative Summit yesterday, he emphasised that the move to […]
MANILA: Malaysia and Indonesia will consider imposing trade sanctions against the European Union (EU) if it does not rescind what the two countries consider an “unfair resolution” against the palm oil industry, says Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. “We consider the EU parliament’s recent resolution discriminatory against both our countries and could affect the livelihoods […]
As part of MPOA’s outreach program, 2 study visits for school students to Carey Island were proposed. The visits are scheduled on the following dates: 1st Group: 21 November 2017 – International School Students 2nd Group: 22 November 2017 – Upper Secondary Students from Urban public schools A total of 50 students are expected […]
Between Oct 13 and Oct 21, 2017, a bi-partisan parliamentary committee comprising six MPs – led by Malaysian Palm Oil Board Chairman and Jasin MP Datuk Seri Ahmad Hamzah with Datuk Liang Teck Meng, Datuk Marcus Mojigoh, Datuk Seri Bung Mokhtar Radin, Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin and Dr Azman Ismail – spent nine days in […]
KUALA LUMPUR: Oil palm planters have recently appealed to the government to raise the threshold level of windfall tax as the industry face increasing costs of doing business. “Planters are facing an increasingly tough time with costlier production. There’s acute labour shortage and minimum wages is rising rapidly,” said Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) newly-appointed […]
KUALA LUMPUR: The recent recommendation by the European Environmental Committee’s (ENVI) to exclude palm oil use from Renewable Energy Directive (RED) as early as 2021, has been described as discriminatory and unacceptable.
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia is calling upon 18 European ambassadors lead by the European Union (EU) ambassador Maria Castillo Fernandez to accredit and accept the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification.
KUCHING: Duplication of border claims and protection of Indonesia workers are among the top agenda in the meeting between Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Indonesian president Joko Widodo scheduled.
KUALA LUMPUR: Sime Darby Bhd expects its estates throughout Peninsular Malaysia to be MSPO-certified by the first quarter of 2018, said its plantation division chief executive officer Datuk Franki Anthony Dass.