Malaysia confirms commitment to rubber industry

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.< /p>

“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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