Sarawak to halt ex­pan­sion of oil palm plan­ta­tion

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PU­TRA­JAYA: Sarawak state gov­ern­ment will not is­sue any new li­cences for the ex­pan­sion of oil palm plan­ta­tions, in line with its com­mit­ment to halt their ex­pan­sion, said Pri­mary In­dus­tries Minister Teresa Kok.

“So the ac­cu­sa­tion that Malaysia is try­ing to ex­pand its plan­ta­tion area is not true, as both Sabah and Sarawak have given their com­mit­ment not to do so,” she told re­porters at the Cer­ti­fied Sus­tain­able Palm Oil (CSPO) Fo­rum 2018.

In Septem­ber, Kok stated that the gov­ern­ment would not al­low any more ex­pan­sion of oil palm plan­ta­tions in the coun­try and was committed to main­tain at least 50% of land as for­est cover. — Bernama

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