Malaysian palm oil sustainably produced, does not involve permanent forest reserves, Parliament told

Published on 7 Dec 2021 4:32:12 PM

Malaysia remains committed to ensuring that oil palm plantations are operated in a sustainable manner, including measures such as banning them in permanent forest reserves and limiting the size of planted areas to 6.5 million hectares nationwide.

Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck Seng told Dewan Rakyat that on Tuesday (Dec 7), adding that the regulations are aimed at ensuring the quality of palm oil and countering discrimination against the commodity by European countries.

In reply to Teresa Kok (PH-Seputeh) who wanted to know the amount of funding received by the Malaysian Palm Oil Green Conservation Foundation (MPOGCF), Wee said MPOGCF had received allocations amounting to RM8.02 million up to July 2021.