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The Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry will be empowered to revoke licences for biodiesel plants once the Biofuel Industrial Act is passed in May.
Many MPs must have found last week's Parliament sitting to be a little duller than usual as all the excitement was centred in Machap.
The motive behind the accusation by Western environmental activists that Malaysia and Indonesia killed thousands of orangutans to clear forest for oil palm plantations is merely to jeopardise the industry, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.
Turning food to fuel may not be the answer to the world's energy woes and global warming, after all.
With vegetable oils finding a new use as car fuel, we may end up facing a food shortage or paying more for food. Soaring demand for corn, sugar cane, rapeseed and palm oil to make biofuels has driven up prices of these crops, and that of food made from them.