US unfairly sanctioned palm oil producer because it employed people on parole, says Zuraida

KUALA LUMPUR: The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has accused Sime Darby Plantations Bhd of forced labour just because the company employed parolees, says Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin(pic).

She argued that labelling working parolees as forced labour was against the spirit of UN Sustainable Development Goals, which call for inclusivity and an end to discrimination against vulnerable groups.

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