Perlis sugarcane plantations may grow rubber trees instead


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 01 Feb 2005

KANGAR: Sugarcane fields here may be replanted with rubber trees, a move that could help check pollution from open burning of sugarcane.  

Padang Besar MP Datuk Azmi Khalid said two major plantations here – Felda Plantations and Perlis Plantations Bhd (PPB) – were now considering growing rubber trees which fetched a higher commodity price.  

Azmi, who is also the Home Minister, said PPB was considering planting and harvesting sugarcane in Myanmar to be sent to its refinery in Padang Besar for processing.  

The long-term effort of the two plantations should be lauded, Azmi told a press conference here. 

He stressed that the two plantations had contributed to the state through land taxation and created spillover effects for the services sector. 

Azmi was responding to criticism from Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim and three state Umno leaders on open burning of sugarcane conducted by the two companies.  

Shahidan had said that the high respiratory rate in Perlis could be linked to the open burning.  

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