Palm oil industry veteran Uncle Boon keeps on learning


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  • Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Boon in a crisp white shirt making his rounds in an oil palm estate during his days as estate manager at the Mount Austin Estate, Johor.

Although well past retirement age at 93, Malaysia’s pioneer planter Datuk Boon Weng Siew – or Uncle Boon, as he prefers to be called – is not planning to stop any time soon.

Despite becoming wheelchair-bound after a fall on March 24 left him with a fractured left kneecap, the rubber and palm oil industry veteran refuses to let it stop him from going about his daily routine.

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