Mahathir to send protest letters to France, Norway on palm oil ban

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be writing letters to the French President and the Norwegian Prime Minister to protest the European Union (EU) Parliament’s decision to ban palm oil, said Malaysian Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok Suh Sim.

“We are working on it now,” she told reporters at the Reach and Remind, Friends of the Industry Seminar 2019 and Dialogue yesterday.

She said as a palm oil producing country, Malaysia would not tolerate the decision made by these countries and action must be taken or it would affect the bilateral trade relations between Malaysia and the EU.

“One by one, EU Parliaments have passed this kind of resolution or rules,” she said.