Putrajaya and the oil palm industry
Mahbob Abdullah | 17 May 2019 00:30
I have seen Plantations and Commodities Minister Teresa Kok on stage and know that she speaks her mind and can set the pace for her ministry. No doubt, she would also have spoken to her officers so they can all work together towards a plan.
Ihad the opportunity recently to have lunch with the ministry’s Secretary-General Datuk Dr Tan Yew Chong in his office, high among the tall buildings of Putrajaya. It has been a busy four months for him in his new job.
It helped that he had been in the ministry before. I was keen to hear his views on the oil palm industry. He has a vision that we need to be a market leader again, be competitive and produce palm oil in a sustainable way.
Over lunch, I discussed with him the many things that need to be done to get us there.
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