Time for talk is over – it’s time to act

Essential to the economy: A truck carrying oil palm fruits passing through Felda Sahabat plantation in Lahad Datu, Sabah. — Reuters

A lot has been written about the anti-palm oil campaigns that are currently underway in Europe. Two facts are really all you need to know.

Fact#1: Palm oil is a major contributor to Malaysia’s economy, society and prosperity. Over 650,000 small farmers rely on oil palm trees. With children included, that’s 2.3 million of our fellow Malaysians.

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