Malaysia’s palm oil  labour crunch
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Malaysia’s palm oil labour crunch

Some Malaysian palm oil plantations have been operating with just one worker, as pandemic-related restrictions on new foreign labour continue to hurt the industry long after the rules were lifted in early 2022. Now, with rising commodity prices, Malaysia’s palm oil sector, the world’s second-largest, is reporting smaller harvests and is unable to meet demand.

13 Jun 2022 - 10:00PM