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Nation 13 Mar 2021 | 7:00 AM

Govt assistance goes a long way in uplifting those in need

Raising the poverty line income (PLI) shows the government is keeping abreast of the realities on the ground. Now that we’ve realised that a larger group needs policy intervention, the government can help raise the standard of living for more urban and rural poor.

Nation 09 Nov 2019 | 7:00 AM Premium

Big players and smallholders differ on ban decision

GEORGE TOWN: While oil palm smallholders say the government should just enforce strict regulations on the use of paraquat, the big players welcomed the impending full ban on the weedkiller.

Taxation 05 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Govt asked to reduce 5% sales tax on oil palm FFB

PETALING JAYA: Palm oil producers have asked the government to reconsider and review the imposition of a 5% sales tax on fresh fruit bunches (FFB) for the palm oil industry as they are already paying several other types of taxes.

Plantations 04 Oct 2018 | 5:25 AM Premium

Palm oil producers urge govt to review 5% sales tax

KUALA LUMPUR: Palm oil producers are urging the government to reconsider and review the Sales Tax (Rates of Tax) Order 2018 on fresh fruit bunches (FFB) as the industry is already burdened by cesses, levies and taxes, including the corporate tax.

Corporate News 08 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Plantation players ask govt to allocate funds for biodiesel subsidies

PUTRAJAYA: The latest addition to the plantation industry players’ Budget 2019 wish list is for the government to allocate funds for palm oil-based biodiesel subsidies.