Malaysia-Indonesia to Form Parliamentary Caucus Committee on Palm Oil

Thursday, September 26, 2019

A parliamentary caucus committee is expected to be formed between members of parliament of Malaysia, Indonesia and the Asian region to discuss the importance of the palm oil industry, according to a Bernama report earlier this month.  Primary Industries deputy minister Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin said the establishment of the caucus would enable its members to participate in explaining their countries’ palm oil policy to the European Union (EU). 

The proposal has been forwarded to some Indonesian members of parliament which responded positively, he told reporters after a media conference on Culinaire Malaysia 2019, a showcase of culinary arts, food and beverage, to be held from September 24 to 27 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center (KLCC).  

The event was made possible through the commitment from the Malaysian Association of Hotels and the Professional Culinary Association of Malaysia with the Malaysian Palm Oil Board.  “As much as 32 per cent of the global resources for oils and fats comes from palm oil. Thus, if we remove the 30 per cent (palm oil resources),  the world will be facing a major problem,” he said.

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