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Millions of local coconuts left unsold


Stiff competition: In this file pic, a coconut stock imported from Indonesia through Batu Pahat is being loaded onto a truck. Local suppliers say coconuts from these countries are starving out homegrown coconut businesses.

Stiff competition: In this file pic, a coconut stock imported from Indonesia through Batu Pahat is being loaded onto a truck. Local suppliers say coconuts from these countries are starving out homegrown coconut businesses.

GEORGE TOWN: Local coconuts have been dumped at plantations and warehouses in the country as imported coconuts from neigh­bouring countries are the preferred choice of Malaysians because of cheaper prices.

This has led to an outcry from suppliers of local coconuts as they need to clear their stockpile before the fruits turn bad or germinate.

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