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Sabah orangutan decline not due to palm oil industry, says council

The MPOC says the stable orangutan population is the result of collaboration with the palm oil industry which is an important stakeholder in wildlife conservation in Sabah.

Kok heads to Europe in November to lobby for palm oil

She aims to engage European stakeholders and counter false allegations on palm oil with credible scientific facts.

Only 36% of oil palm plantations MSPO certified, says Teresa Kok

Difficulties in locating mid-sized oil palm plantation owners affecting efforts to achieve 100% sustainable palm oil certification.

Boustead Plantations swings into red with RM16.2 mil loss in Q1

It is dragged down by lower palm product prices and higher interest expenses.

Sarawak activists take oil palm protest to Europe

Indigenous representatives embark on a multi-city lobby tour to expose 'detrimental expansion' of oil palm plantations, especially near Mulu National Park.

Sarawak says Mulu park not affected by plantation, plans 1km buffer...

An assistant minister also warns locals against supporting a campaign to stop a plantation firm accused of carrying out forest clearing near native lands.

Putrajaya offers RM550 mil in easy loans to oil palm smallholders

The loans are being offered at 2% interest rate, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.

Kok happy with efforts by Sabah oil palm planters to conserve...

She says many are unaware of these conservation efforts, which include preserving wildlife.

Sarawak govt under pressure to stop oil palm project on native...

Logging activities still going on despite instructions to cease operations, says an activist.

Malaysian palm oil prices seen steady in 2019

Malaysian output estimated to rise to 20.2 million tonnes in 2019.

Low prices leave Sabah oil palm smallholders in dire straits

Palm oil body advises smallholders to diversify their crops as palm oil price reaches lowest level in five years.

Activist raps Kok for praising ban on anti-palm oil video

Shariffa Sabrina Syed Akil says the minister is not aware of how permanent forest reserves are being cleared for palm oil plantation.

Why are farmers, fishermen left out of Budget 2019, MP asks

Jempol MP Mohd Salim Mohd Sharif accuses Pakatan Harapan of neglecting those in rural areas.

Sabah agrees to stop oil palm plantations in forest reserves

Chief Minister Shafie Apdal says the state government has actually shifted its focus to rubber, fruits, timber plantation and cocoa, among others.

Teresa Kok: Rubber to surpass palm oil’s contribution to economy

The minister says Malaysia’s rubber industry needs to adopt greater automation to help reduce dependence on foreign workers.

Sime Darby buys Papua firm producing coconut and palm oil

Acquisition allows company to expand its coconut oil production.

Cybertroopers on smear campaign against Warisan, says Leiking

Penampang MP claims attacks against Sabah government were launched after it offered to legalise foreign workers to meet acute shortage in oil palm estates.

Bosses not keen on work pass idea for Sabah illegal workers

The Sabah Employers Association does not believe this will help locals to participate more in the plantation sector.

6 pygmy elephants found dead in Sabah in recent weeks

The carcasses, found in oil palm plantations, had no signs of any gunshot wounds.

Improve the lot of women plantation workers, says Tenaganita

Tenaganita says much of the work of women in plantations involves lifting and carrying heavy loads and repetitive bending and squatting, but that they only earn RM40 a day.

Indonesia, Malaysia say UK supermarket misleading consumers over palm oil

The Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries says the claims against palm oil are 'misleading consumers on the environmental benefits of other vegetable oils'.

Protect our forests before we lose them all

Malaysia should act now to prevent indiscriminate deforestation for palm oil plantations.

Shafie vows to abolish Sabah communal land title scheme

Warisan president says he can help resolve land issues within 100 days if the opposition wins Sabah in GE14.

Felda settlers to lose if China contracts cancelled, says Najib

The prime minister hits out at the opposition's plan to review joint venture contracts with China.