MPC: Oil palm sector risks losing RM28bil in 2022 without foreign workers


MPC director-general Datuk Abdul Latif Abu Seman

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) has proposed for stakeholders to take intervention measures such as expediting the arrival of foreign workers to address the shortage of labour in the oil palm plantations.

Director-general Datuk Abdul Latif Abu Seman said the arrival of a total of 32,000 foreign workers (field workers) from Indonesia must be accelerated as there is a shortage of workers to carry out harvesting work in the plantations following the closure of borders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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