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NEWS ADMIN

DATE

07/12/2018

NEWS PROVIDER

Nur Aisha Abd. Wahab

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The Star Online

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Sarawak to halt expansion of oil palm plantation

The Star Online (07/12/2018) - PUTRAJAYA: Sarawak state government will not issue any new licences for the expansion of oil palm plantations, in line with its commitment to halt their expansion, said Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok.

“So the accusation that Malaysia is trying to expand its plantation area is not true, as both Sabah and Sarawak have given their commitment not to do so,” she told reporters at the Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) Forum 2018.

In September, Kok stated that the government would not allow any more expansion of oil palm plantations in the country and was committed to maintain at least 50% of land as forest cover. — Bernama


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