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  • Malaysian palm oil does not threaten orangutans

    Malaysian palm oil does not threaten orangutans

    HAVE you taken a look at the Jata Negara recently? One of its distinctive features is a pair of tigers supporting the shield, which symbolises strength and courage. How about Wira, our orangutan mascot of the 16th Commonwealth Games held in Kuala Lumpur in 1998?

    The Malayan tiger and Bornean orangutan are two of the 306 species of wild mammals …

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  • French hostility to palm oil trade hurting bilateral relations: MPOB

    French hostility to palm oil trade hurting bilateral relations: MPOB

    KUALA LUMPUR: France’s current adversarial position on the palm oil trade is hurting relations with Malaysia, Malaysian Palm Oil Board chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Hamzah said today.

    “French attacks on (the palm oil industry) are uncalled for and misguided. France should be cherishing 60 years of diplomatic relations with Malaysia,” he said.

    Ahmad was responding to France Environment Minister Nicolas …

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  • Global palm oil output likely to rise by 6 million tonnes

    Global palm oil output likely to rise by 6 million tonnes

    KUALA LUMPUR: Global palm oil output is expected to increase by six million tonnes in 2017 as oil palm trees were recovering from the adverse effects of the El Nino, says a leading industry analyst Thomas Mielke.

    He said the current good weather, particularly in Malaysia and Indonesia, the world’s top two producers was also aiding output.

    In 2016, palm …

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  • Let’s light up palm oil history

    Let’s light up palm oil history

    The industry’s centenary this year is a learning opportunity not to be wasted

    THE Malaysian palm oil industry turns 100 this year. Pinpointing the start of an industry this old is often tricky, but in this case, the birth is widely recognised as the first time that oil palm was planted commercially in this country.

    That was in 1917. The …

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  • Cabinet agrees to postpone levy payment on foreign workers to 2018

    Cabinet agrees to postpone levy payment on foreign workers to 2018

    PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 — The Cabinet has agreed to postpone to next year, the implementation of levy payment on foreign workers by employers, which will be enforced under the Employer Mandatory Commitment (EMC).

    Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the Cabinet today, had also agreed to look into a proper ecosystem, aimed at providing convenience to industries in …

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  • Nutella maker defends palm oil

    Nutella maker defends palm oil

    Ferrero runs TV commercial to allay fear over cancer risk

    ALBA: The US$44bil palm oil industry, under pressure in Europe after authorities listed the edible oil as a cancer risk, has found a vocal ally in the food sector: the maker of Nutella.

    Italian confectionery firm Ferrero has taken a public stand in defence of an ingredient that some other …

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  • Oil palm planters to benefit from strong dollar, limited supply

    Oil palm planters to benefit from strong dollar, limited supply

    KUALA LUMPUR: OIL palm planters can look forward to encouraging palm oil pricing on the back of a strong US dollar and limited supply of the oil as palm trees are still recovering from the El Nino weather phenomenon. In the past two years, oil palm trees have been bearing less fruit. This year, palm oil production in Indonesia and …

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