A farmer works at a palm oil plantation in Malaysia’s eastern town of Bukit Kuantan. Photo: AFP A farmer works at a palm oil plantation in Malaysia’s eastern town of Bukit Kuantan. Photo: AFP
A farmer works at a palm oil plantation in Malaysia’s eastern town of Bukit Kuantan. Photo: AFP

US bans palm oil imports from one of Malaysia’s biggest producers over forced labour

  • The US Customs and Border Protection agency said investigation into FGV revealed signs of forced labour, including physical and sexual violence
  • The ban comes after rights groups called on US authorities last year to probe the firm over concerns about human trafficking on its plantations

Topic |   Malaysia
A farmer works at a palm oil plantation in Malaysia’s eastern town of Bukit Kuantan. Photo: AFP A farmer works at a palm oil plantation in Malaysia’s eastern town of Bukit Kuantan. Photo: AFP
A farmer works at a palm oil plantation in Malaysia’s eastern town of Bukit Kuantan. Photo: AFP
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