Malaysia warns new EU rules could hurt palm oil used in food
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia, the world’s second largest producer and exporter of palm oil, warned on Tuesday against new European Union (EU) rules that could hurt demand for a commodity used in foods from snacks to chocolate spread, threatening a US$60-billion industry..... < read more >

Mahathir refuses to retract comments on Kashmir, even as Indian companies plan to stop buying Malaysian palm oil
Mahathir said he will not take back his comments on Kashmir, even after India’s oil seed companies threaten to stop buying palm oil from the country. Reuters.... < read more >

Malaysia may lose palm oil market share to Indonesia amid India boycott calls
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia may lose market share to Indonesia in the short term after a call by India’s top vegetable oil trade body to boycott Malaysian palm oil..... < read more >

Palm oil group offers reward for information on Sabah pygmy elephant killer
KUCHING: The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has condemned the latest killing of a Borneo pygmy elephant in Sabah, and offered a RM50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the culprit..... < read more >

Economics and Industry Development Division
Malaysian Palm Oil Board