Firms turn down orders as migrant labour shortage hits
Malaysia has not seen a significant return of migrant workers due to slow government approvals and protracted negotiations with Indonesia and Bangladesh over worker protections.
Indonesia scraps plan to send workers to Malaysia’s palm oil plantations
An Indonesian agency responsible for the protection of migrant workers cancelled the recruitment process and did not allow the workers to fly, Indonesia's ambassador to Malaysia says.
Indonesia’s plug on CPO exports could affect local processing sector, says palm oil board
An industry player meanwhile says Malaysia should find ways to strengthen the downstream sector of the local palm oil industry.
Selangor settlers up in arms over land ownership
They are seeking a meeting with the menteri besar, questioning the land lease granted to two private companies.
Forests under-represented and under attack, green groups say
Peka says Malaysia's natural forest cover is nearer to 18% than it is to the public target of 50%.