KUALA LUMPUR: The “Love My Palm Oil” campaign has been replaced with a new slogan, says Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali.
"On the 'Love My Palm Oil' campaign, I am moving towards changing it to a better slogan of ‘Palm Oil-God's Gift'.
"This will be my approach as minister," he said when answering a question by Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin (PH-Bukit Katil) in Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday (July 22).
Shamsul wanted to know what happened to the “Love My Palm Oil” campaign which was launched by the previous Pakatan Harapan administration.
To a question by Dr Mazlee Malik (IND-Simpang Renggam), Mohd Khairuddin said that he would be taking a more aggressive approach in promoting the benefits of palm oil as a global food source.
"Our strategy should not be merely following the grain of those opposing palm oil based on the question of sustainability.
"We take the other approach that palm oil is God's gift and the best food source for the world," he said.
He noted that palm oil plantations and small holders will be required to obtain the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certifications as of July 1 this year to ensure environmental sustainability for their palm oil.
Earlier, to a question by Datuk Jalaluddin Alias (BN-Jelebu), Mohd Khairuddin said that India was the largest importer of palm oil and palm oil products last year with a total of 4.46mil tons amounting to RM9.78bil.
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