KUALA LUMPUR: Loud chants of “Stop EU” greeted passers-by at Menara Felda as thousands of Felda settlers staged a noisy protest against European Union (EU) resolutions to ban palm oil. Another smaller group from the National Association of Smallholders (NASH) gathered in front of the Tabung Haji building to hold a similar protest. Last year, […]
This paper is born out of the desire to put into perspective the resolution on “Palm oil and the Deforestation of Rain Forests” the European Parliament (EP) passed by an overwhelming majority in April 2017. It calls for EU policy measures to combat deforestation in the tropics as well as the associated effects on climate change and biodiversity. Click here to download the […]
PETALING JAYA: Oil palm farmers and Felda settlers have collected thousands of signatures as a protest to the European Parliament’s resolution to ban palm oil from countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia from entering its market. National Association of Smallholders president Datuk Aliasak Ambia said the resolution would affect the livelihood of over 650,000 oil […]
Sarawakians should be aware of a looming threat to our essential palm oil exports that will potentially impact the state’s revenues and many of our communities. In Sarawak, there are many oil palm growers – either they are independent smallholders, organised smallholders under the Sarawak Land Consolidation & Rehabilitation Authority (Salcra) or Felcra or those […]
PETALING JAYA: The outlook for palm oil in 2018 is deemed to be challenging. Amid stiff market competition, the century-old plantation sector will continue to struggle with long-standing labour shortage, rising operating costs, dwindling demand in traditional export markets and increasing anti-palm oil campaigns in the West, say market analysts. One consolation… industry players and […]
IT’S a fact. The livelihood of 3.2 million small farmers in Malaysia will be severely impacted by the European Union’s (EU) latest action to ban palm oil biofuels from its Renewable Energy Directive (RED) programme by 2020. For small farmers whose income for decades are mostly dependent on the cultivation of oil palm and selling […]
When I was appointed Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities on June 28, 2016, many said it was a homecoming for Gerakan. This ministry has always been regarded as a “Gerakan portfolio” as the party held the ministerial post for 26 years: Datuk Paul Leong held it for eight years between 1978 and 1986, and […]
About 1,700 Malaysian palm oil smallholders today rallied against the European Union’s (EU) move to remove palm oil from its biofuels mix. The protest demanded that the EU withdraw its proposal to ban, after 2020, palm oil biofuels from a list of renewable fuels, claiming that it discriminated against Malaysia and undermined the United Nations’ […]
Hundreds of Malaysian palm oil farmers gathered in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday to protest a push by European Union lawmakers to curb palm oil imports from the world’s second-biggest producer of the edible oil. Smallholders, who account for about 40 percent of Malaysia’s palm oil output, say the EU’s move could […]
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 16): Malaysian palm oil futures fell as much as 2% in Tuesday evening trade, touching their lowest in more than two weeks, as a stronger ringgit and concerns over a European Union vote to curb palm oil imports dented sentiment.
BRUSSELS (Jan 16): The European Parliament is poised to endorse a legislative campaign to remove palm oil from the list of designated renewable fuels after 2020, due to concerns about its environmental impact, a move that risks a trade conflict with producers in Asia.
Malaysian palm oil futures ended higher on Monday, recovering from an earlier more than two-week low, as traders forecast falling production in the coming weeks. The market earlier fell on the back of a stronger ringgit and cautious trading ahead of cargo surveyors' export data releases. A stronger ringgit typically makes palm oil more expensive […]