Malaysia seeks British help in EU palm oil row


Malaysia and Indonesia are the world’s biggest oil palm growers and consider the move by the European Union to ban the use of palm oil as biofuel as discriminatory. – AFP pic, May 17, 2019.

MALAYSIA has appealed to the United Kingdom for help to fight a plan by European Union lawmakers to ban the use of palm oil in stages beginning this year, saying that the move would also endanger British jobs and the economy, reports The Telegraph.

Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok told the daily that the proposed ban by the EU would put 35,000 British jobs and £150 million (RM800 million) in exports on the chopping board.


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  • Is she for real? The UK is the last country to ask for help in supporting Malaysia over palm oil. She should be better informed by her staff about the extremely negative image palm oil has in the UK. Icelands (the frozen food chain) Christmas advert that was banned was still watched by millions. If you havent seen it Ms Kok you should do so.

    Posted 8 months ago by Malaysia New hope