Malaysian government wants rubber hub at Kedah

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.

“The proposal entails cultivating a 16,000 hectare rubber plantation from the Malaysian/Thai border to Baling,” Mahathir told reporters.

“I can foresee a high value-added rubber industry in the offing in Kedah. Currently, we are merely exporting natural rubber, but we can…

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