Palm oil council CEO on cream of the croppers


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  • Thursday, 23 Jan 2014

Tan Sri Yusof Basiron of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council has achieved much for the industry.

Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) CEO Tan Sri Yusof Basiron reminisces about the early days of the oil palm industry and its growth in our country.

HIS parents were peasant farmers from Rembau, Negri Sembilan. Like many rural Malay folk in the 1950s, they worked on modest smallholdings producing rice and other food crops. The lush Malaysian landscape was then dotted with tin mines and rubber estates, the biggest dollar earners at the time.

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