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Malaysia: Ban Discriminatory Label ‘Palm Oil Free’ on a Product

Ilustration of no palm oil label
Malaysia: Ban Discriminatory Label ‘Palm Oil Free’ on a Product

InfoSAWIT, KUALA LUMPUR – The Government of Malaysia emphasized to band discriminatory ban ‘Palm Oil Fee’ on each product that was produced in palm oil – base. If anyone is proven to be guilty, the party would be fined up to RM 250.000, as it is regulated on Trade Descriptions Act 2011.

Minister of Plantation and Commodity Malaysia, Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani said that this is about to protect palm oil industries in Malaysia and solve discriminative promotion on the product.

As InfoSAWIT quoted from News Straits Times, Johari also told that his ministry would cooperate with Ministry of Internal Trade and Life Cost to serve the justice. The ministry would firmly act a trader or marketer that breaks the regulation. Johari also emphasized that if any supermarket selling products with discriminatory label, it would be getting fine according to the available regulation.

Malaysian Palm Oil Board did study to identify every product using discriminatory label on palm oil in the country. The survey results showed that some products have put ‘No Palm Oil’ label. This is taken as discriminatory to palm oil and he said that there would be collaboration with Tax Department to keep such products in the entrance before they are sold in Malaysia. (T2)