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PETALING JAYA: Planters are seeking a full review of the current palm oil windfall profit tax (WPT) and its export duty under Budget 2021.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian companies that are highly dependent on foreign labour need to strengthen their practices, as allegations have arisen about forced labour in the country.
Palm oil firms with estates in the state on high alert after lockdown
KUALA LUMPUR: The Covid-19 crisis has pushed the Malaysian palm oil industry into a labour crunch so severe that it’s turning to prisoners and parolees for help.
THERE has been much hype of late about the commodity industry needing to offer jobs to Malaysians, who are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, and move away from its heavy reliance on foreign workers. Truly, some 80% of the workers are foreign and it is a sector shunned by Malaysians. Why?
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s palm oil producers are embarking on a rare recruitment drive to hire locals and accelerating industry mechanisation as they grapple with a severe shortage of foreign labour due to the coronavirus pandemic.
AS we enter the peak production period for oil palm in September, lasting till December, the industry is grappling with the issue of an acute labour shortage.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is losing up to 25% of its potential palm oil yield due to a labour shortage that is expected to worsen in the coming months, the Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) said on Monday.