Kuala Lumpur--Dr Wan Abdul Rahaman Wan Yaacob, deputy director-general of Malaysia's Rubber Board (MRB). said the rubber industry is not a 'sunset industry' and will continue to flourish in the country, because180 000 fmailies depend upon the income generated from smallholdings.
"Therefore, it is the Government's duty to safeguard smallholders' welfare and to maintain the commodity's sustainability," said Dr Wan, quoted in the Business Times. The article contains a long interview with the executive and many background facts.
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