Bisnis Indonesia, 21 February 2019
Malaysia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said the European Union wanted to kick crude palm oil out of the region, as cited from “Bloomberg” on Wednesday (February 20). Thus, Malaysia, the world’s second largest CPO producer, is anticipating a lengthy battle against the EU, he said. However, some European countries are supporting Malaysia. Saifuddin hoped Malaysia could win the battle if the CPO ban issue is brought to the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Previously, Indonesia has declared war against the EU’s CPO ban plan known as the RED II.