Plantations at a breaking point

In a crunch: A harvester working at a palm oil plantation in Dengkil. Many plantation companies have been waiting in vain for the arrival of foreign workers since late last year. — AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star

PETALING JAYA: The prolonged labour shortage in the oil palm plantation sector remains unresolved, as the government has yet to fulfil its promise of bringing in 32,000 foreign workers.

The labour crunch, especially for fruit harvesters in the oil palm estates, is currently still critical, said Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) chief executive officer Datuk Nageeb Wahab.

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