Part One: Exclusive Sit Down with Malaysia’s Palm Oil Minister, Zuraida Kamaruddin

Recently, the editors of the Malaysian Palm Labor Facts – hosted by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council – sat down for an exclusive interview with Zuraida Kamaruddin, the recently appointed Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities. In the first of a two-part series, Minister Kamaruddin talks Poverty Reduction, China, Europe’s anti-palm oil campaign and more.   This…

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Malaysia’s Commitment to Labor Reforms and Enforcement

Malaysian palm oil is a modern, sophisticated and well-regulated industry. Our companies and farmers ship to customers around the world, and abide by complex local and global regulations on everything from food safety to environmental sustainability. The industry is determined to make a firm commitment to improve labor rights and standards, as part of our…

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ICYMI: Malaysia Agrees to Ratify ILO Protocol 29 to Eradicate Forced Labor

The Malaysian government and palm oil sector recognise the concerns about labor rights emanating from some importing countries, specifically the U.S.A. and Europe. Both the government and industry is committed to take action to address these concerns. This week, Bernama news agency reported that the Malaysian Government will ratify the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Protocol…

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In Focus: Malaysia’s Labor and Human Rights Practices

In Malaysia millions of small farmers, plantation employees, and day laborers work daily to collect, transport, and process palm fruits. They are all part of the enduring success of Malaysian Palm Oil. This work has provided income, security, and the hope of a brighter future for so many in Malaysia. However, our sector is not…

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