Govt to ban rubberwood export


Changing the game: Dr Wee holding a press conference while Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong (in white) looks on.

JOHOR BARU: The export of rubberwood has been banned from tomorrow to address the shortage of the raw material faced by the local furniture industry.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong, who announced this, said the Cabinet decided this following complaints from the industry and exporters, most of whom were based in Muar.

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