Malaysian oil palm planters constantly aim to achieve sustainable practices, including maintaining "zero burning policies", said Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Douglas Unggah Embas. "We have always been practising (that) - zero burning. We have very clear policies to ensure that 50% of the land area in Malaysia is covered with forests. At the moment, it is 56.4% forest coverage," Embas said.
"We have biodiversity policies which are adhered to by all parties, including the palm oil industry. The palm oil industry has shown that it is really looking into sustainable practices," Embas, who was the former Natural Resources and Environment Minister, added. (Starbiz)