Don’t rush to plant ketum, Kedah folk told

There have been news reports of ketum planting picking up pace in Kedah. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 14, 2022.

KEDAH’S rural folk are told to not rush into planting ketum (kratom or mitragyna speciosa) on their land, despite suggestions to allow the leaves to be exported for medicinal purposes.

Rural Development Minister Mahdzir Khalid said people should wait for an official government announcement on the matter.

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