ERJ staff report (BC)
Jitra, Malaysia – The Malaysian federal government plans to transform Kedah state into a rubber hub by developing both upstream and downstream and upstream activities, said deputy international trade and industry minister Datuk Mukhriz Tun Mahathir, according to a Borneo Post report.
â€œThe proposal entails cultivating a 16,000 hectare rubber plantation from the Malaysian/Thai border to Baling,â€ Mahathir told reporters.
â€œI can foresee a high value-added rubber industry in the offing in Kedah. Currently, we are merely exporting natural rubber, but we can…