Dr Wee wants to know what is being done to protect oil palm smallholders in M'sia

Published on 4 Nov 2019 6:36:45 PM

Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok was asked what action has been taken to protect some 600,000 oil palm smallholders following tense relations between Malaysia and India.

Ayer Hitam MP Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said that although the call to boycott Malaysian palm oil did not officially come from the government, it was aired on one of the television stations supported by the Indian government.

The MCA president said during the winding up of points raised for ministries in Budget 2020, adding this will bring some serious implications and asked Kok what are the measures taken by the Primary Industries Ministry or the government to resolve the issue.

Kok replied that her ministry had engaged with palm oil producing countries through proper diplomatic channels.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/11/04/dr-wee-wants-to-know-what-is-being-done-to-protect-oil-palm-smallholders-in-m039sia