Pressure Mounts on EU Leaders to Reject the RED Delegated Act

Jet stream is moving Europe far away from South East Asia

On the eve of the largest defence and maritime exhibition show in the Asia Pacific region, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, signaled to Europe’s leaders, foreign policy officials, and the defence and security establishment, that as a result of the European Commission’s black campaign against Palm Oil, Malaysia is now actively considering purchasing new fighter jets from China … Read More

Malaysian Minister of Foreign Affairs Urges EU Leaders to Block Commission’s Action against Palm Oil

STATEMENT BY DATO’ SAIFUDDIN ABDULLAH MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS ON EUROPEAN UNION’S DELEGATED ACT OF MARCH 13 2019 ON THE USE OF PALM OIL IN BIOFUELS

The Malaysian Government strongly opposes the Delegated Act published by the European Commission that classifies palm oil as “high risk”.

The Delegated Act drafting and feedback process are flawed from the beginning. The EU’s claim that the Delegated Act is based on calculating the … Read More

STATEMENT BY TERESA KOK, MINISTER OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES MALAYSIA, ON THE EUROPEAN UNION’S DELEGATED ACT OF MARCH 13 2019 ON THE USE OF PALM OIL IN BIOFUEL

STATEMENT BY TERESA KOK, MINISTER OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES MALAYSIA, ON THE EUROPEAN UNION’S DELEGATED ACT OF MARCH 13 2019 ON THE USE OF PALM OIL IN BIOFUEL

“Entire Delegated Act process has been based on the politics of protectionism.”

I oppose entirely the decision adopted by the European Commission on Wednesday where palm oil is classified as “high risk”. Palm oil producing countries, including Malaysia, have consistently outlined the facts … Read More

New Research Confirms ILUC is Not A Proper Basis for Regulating Palm Oil Biofuels

Kuala Lumpur (4 March 2019) – A new research Paper, authored by experts from Copenhagen Economics, debunks the European Commission’s latest attempt to regulate the EU biofuels market. The Commission’s recently-published Delegated Act claims to determine “High and low Indirect Land-Use Change (ILUC) – risks biofuels, bioliquids and biomass fuels” under the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), but in reality, the goal is to ban Palm Oil Biofuels from the … Read More

ICYMI: Malaysian Foreign Minister Sends Strong Message to EU About Proposed Ban on Palm Oil

Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah confirms potential WTO challenge

Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah, the country’s top diplomat, chastised Europe’s discriminatory tactics to ban palm oil biofuels from the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), as part of a bigger EU wide campaign to exclude palm oil from the EU market, in an interview with Bloomberg this week.

Minister Saifuddin Abdullah warns that the Malaysian Government is preparing for a long battle against … Read More

Important Statement from Malaysian Government: EU Must Drop Deforestation Criteria Proposal

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – 5th February 2019. Today, Malaysian Minister of Primary Industries, Ms. Teresa Kok, urged the European Union to drop the Delegated Act, or Deforestation Criteria.

  1. The EU Commission is considering defining Palm Oil as “High Risk” in a Delegated Act due to be released this month. To be clear: the Malaysian Government considers that labelling Palm Oil as “High Risk” is a Ban on Palm Oil,
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ICYMI: Malaysian Prime Minister Sends Warning to Europe over Palm Oil

Pressure is building on Brussels and Paris to abandon anti-Palm Oil legislation or risk a crisis in EU-ASEAN relations

Reuters reports the Malaysian Government has not ruled out retaliatory trade sanctions against French exports should France implement the ban on Palm Oil biofuels.

In the letter addressed to French President Emmanuel Macron, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad warns the French President that Malaysia will consider imposing trade restrictions on French … Read More

The WHO’s Rehash of Tired, Old and Debunked Claims against Palm Oil

Last week, the WHO affirmed why many countries have lost their trust in this once-vaunted multilateral institution. In an article in with WHO Bulletin – they rehashed tired, old and previously debunked claims against Palm Oil – to become a pawn in the global anti-Palm Oil Inc. crusade.

This is a sad but true indictment of the WHO.

Rather than engaging in a fulsome debate on saturated fats or asking … Read More

Malaysia Preps for WTO Fight Over Palm Oil

The Malaysian Government has posted an aggressive response to the EU’s revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED) at the World Trade Organization.

Malaysia’s representatives circulated their response to all WTO members in December following the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee meeting in November.

The response highlighted a number of points in particularly strong language, and made clear that the government of Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad now intends to take … Read More

ICYMI: Leader of the ‘Malaysian Armada’, the Bersatu Youth Party, Urges Boycott of EU Products following Europe’s Black Campaign against Palm Oil

Malaysian Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has called for a ban on EU products, vowing to hold EU accountable for its long-standing anti-Palm Oil campaign.

Minister Syed Saddiq, in addition to his government post, is the leader of Armada – the youth wing of Bersatu, the Malaysian political party led by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The intervention is the second time in the space of a few days … Read More