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Palm Voices 07 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

Putting on the brakes

Restricting oil palm expansion in the name of sustainability – does it work?

Palm Voices 02 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

Ban impacts poor farmers

IN Nigeria and across Africa and the wider developing world, it is well known that the United Kingdom is one of the largest donors of international aid.

Palm Voices 03 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sticking to the facts helps more

A controversial Greenpeace film about the plight of the orang utan in Indonesia and Malaysia completely ignores the reality on the ground and is actually counter-productive.

Palm Voices 17 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

In defence of Palm Oil

MALAYSIA is a country that is built for business and trade. We are relatively small geographically and in population terms, but we have a dynamic economy, a skilled and educated workforce, and we are situated at the crossroads of strategically important trading routes.

Palm Voices 26 May 2018 | 12:00 AM

Asean can show the way on trade

IT is an interesting time to be a businessman in Asia – and particularly when the business in question trades significant volumes both with the European Union and with the United States.

Palm Voices 13 Apr 2018 | 12:00 AM

Time to seize the opportunity

Much of the media debate surrounding palm oil in recent months has focused on the EU Parliament’s proposed ban on palm oil biofuels, as part of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED).

Palm Voices 13 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Fearing the impact of EU ban

Sarawakians should be aware of a looming threat to our essential palm oil exports that will potentially impact the state’s revenues and many of our communities.

Palm Voices 11 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

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

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.

Palm Voices 16 Sep 2017 | 12:00 AM

Ethical labelling the way to go

It is well known that palm oil has faced significant problems in Europe, including negative public opinion influenced by negative labelling of food products. What is less well known is that such negative influences are creeping into Malaysian life as well.

Palm Voices 04 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Booster for global economies

New research shows palm oil’s impact on revenues worldwide.