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Malaysian government commits to maintaining forest cover and halting palm oil expansion

by Futures Centre, Oct 30
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On 4th October, Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok declared that Malaysia was over 50% forest, and it intends to stay that way. The Minister explained that the Malaysian government will not allow any further expansion of oil palm plantations in the country. In addition to her statement regarding expansion, Kok detailed the Ministry’s objective of achieving 100% Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil Certification among existing producers by the end of 2019.

Palm oil plantation - Wikimedia

 

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