Worker woes for planters


President Mohamad Helmy Othman Basha (pic) said to stay competitive, the local industry will need to improve on its productivity, and have sustainable prices and cost of production.

PETALING JAYA: The recent freeze on the new intake of foreign workers and higher levy on companies with a larger percentage of foreign workers are putting an additional burden on the plantation industry, says the Malaysian Agricultural Producers Association (MAPA).

President Mohamad Helmy Othman Basha said to stay competitive, the local industry will need to improve on its productivity, and have sustainable prices and cost of production.

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