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Merge land, run them like large plantations, Dr M tells smallholders

The prime minister says smallholders must change their ways or they will always rely on aid from others.

Putrajaya mulls law to punish Malaysian firms behind haze crisis

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the government will also instruct Malaysian firms outside the country to put out fires occurring on their plantations.

Up to Jakarta to probe plantation giants over open burning, says...

Indonesia has full power to enforce their law on their land, says the environment minister.

Malaysian-owned plantations ready to ‘clear the air’ over open burning claims

Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok defends the four companies, saying they were among the 'most respected oil palm cultivators'.

Ensure plantations free of forced labour, Tenaganita tells FGV

This follows call by US NGOs to ban imports of palm oil from FGV and investigate the company.

Kula drops African worker idea

As Mahathir has said there is no need to bring in workers from Africa, the human resources minister says he will inform plantation owners that the whole suggestion would be dropped.

Don’t give in to plantation owners, PSM urges Kula

Arutchelvam says party is appalled by move to bring in African workers and deplores cheap labour policy to benefit estate owners.

It makes more sense to integrate your lands, Dr M tells...

The prime minister says settlers should look into joining forces to earn better revenue.

Putrajaya thinking of offering jobs in plantations to refugees

Human resources ministry looking at placing 5,000 refugees in plantations to enable them to get proper health and education facilities.

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.

Extended Raya break disrupts palm oil harvest, mills

In Indonesia, a two-week break has led to a backlog of farmers trying to sell their fruit, while in Malaysia, many workers have yet to return from Indonesia.

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.

Prof Gomez: Keep politicians out of GLCs and Felda

Real long-term reforms needed and political appointees might only tend to their own interests, says noted political economist.

Profits triple at palm oil giant Sime Darby

Profits at Sime Darby's property division have more than doubled on the back of stake disposals in two other property companies.

Weather a key issue as palm oil industry gathers in Bali

Aside from potential impact from La Nina, another issue is the shortage of workers in countries like Malaysia, which is highly dependent on foreign workers.

Sime Darby on track to list plantation, property businesses

The company says it is on track to spin-off and list its plantations and property businesses by year-end to create three standalone units.

Malaysia tap for rubber tappers from Kerala

Kerala workers in Malaysia can expect to get more than double of what they earn in India along with better working conditions.

Masing: Suspend licences of plantation companies employing gangsters

Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister wants plantation companies to settle land disputes in court

FGV shares a strategic investment, says Tabung Haji

Pilgrims Fund assures depositors that money is guaranteed and says fall in global commodity prices is beyond its control as it is determined by market forces.