Thursday, October 11, 2001(The Star) - LANGKAWI: Malaysia has to findsafer routes to ship its palm oil to Pakistan and the Gulf statesfollowing the attack on Afghanistan.Primary Industries Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik said Malaysia hadto look into the option of getting the oil through the war zone areas andalso study what the insurance industry termed as war risk areas.He said the strikes had caused an increase in insurance costs.“We have to do a lot of readjustments and find other routes to make surethat the oil not only goes to Pakistan and beyond but also to the otherGulf states around it which are big consumers of palm oil,’’ Dr Lim saidafter the Cabinet meeting here yesterday.
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