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Business 30 Jul 2015 | 12:00 AM

Plan to stabilise commodity prices

PUTRAJAYA: The Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry will discuss strategies with the private sector and interest groups to stabilise commodity prices.

Business 03 Jan 2009 | 12:00 AM

Strengthening CPO prices

The Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry and the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) came under heavy criticism lately from planters badly affected by the sharp fall in crude palm oil (CPO) prices. Planters are urging the Government to consider relaxing the payment of MPOB cess, CPO sales taxes and regulating the high fertiliser prices. Minister Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui talks at length on the latest strategies and measures taken by his ministry.

Nation 23 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Trade Ministry condemns EU move to ban palm oil

PETALING JAYA: The Interna­tional Trade and Industry Ministry has joined the Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry in condemning the European Union (EU) Parliament’s decision to ban palm oil from the EU biofuel programme by 2021.

Community 04 Aug 2008 | 12:00 AM

Revive pepper, Johor urged

The Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry has urged the Johor Government to revive its pepper industry.

Commodities 08 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM

Ministry plans to raise cocoa plantation hectarage to 40,000 by 2020

KUALA LUMPUR:The Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry aims to increase the cocoa plantation hectarage to 40,000ha by 2020 to meet the demand of the domestic grinding sector.

Business 06 Feb 2016 | 12:00 AM

Sarawak wants delay on biogas plant rule

The Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry will consider a request by the Sarawak Oil Palm Plantation Owners Association (SOPPOA) to defer the mandatory implementation of biogas capture facilities by palm oil mills in the state.

Business 11 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Govt enlists oil firms to distribute Envo Diesel

The government is seeking to collaborate with oil companies to help mass-distribute homegrown biofuel Envo Diesel by year-end, said Plantation, Industries and Commodities Ministry secretary-general Datuk Dr Michael Dosim Lunjew.

Business 08 Jul 2015 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia keen on Holland's aceptance for MTCS

KUALA LUMPUR: The Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry hopes that the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS) will be accepted by the Dutch Timber Procurement Policy, beyond 2016.

Nation 03 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

'More mechanisation needed'

The Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry wants to see more mechanisation in the plantation sector to reduce the amount spent on labour, especially foreign workers.