Punching above its weight, part 1: Malaysia maintains vast forest resources

Malaysia, although relatively small in size, is endowed with some of the largest tropical forested areas in the world – according to the best available scientific data, including satellite imagery and international monitoring programs. Nonetheless, Western activists have attempted to deny this fact, as part of a campaign to oppose productive Malaysian industries.

The campaign is an attempt to stymie Malaysian development by limiting Malaysian extractive and agricultural industries. It … Read More

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ILUC – An Unscientific Policy That Will Hurt EU-Malaysia Bilateral Relations

In Europe, the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) has been  taken over by powerful protectionist agriculture interests in some European countries and has now become a  trade-protection tool that is designed to protect domestic oilseeds, and to discriminate against cheaper, and superior, non-European biofuels, such as those made from palm oil. It is no longer an environmental or energy policy instead it  is a trade-barrier policy.

On Tuesday 10th September, the … Read More

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