MALAYSIA PREPARED TO ASSIST THE UK AND EUROPE IN THE SEED
OIL SUPPLY CRISIS BY SUPPLYING MALAYSIAN FULL OF GOODNESS
1. The Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC) is prepared to assist the United Kingdom and Europe over their impending edible seed oil supply crisis. The British press recently indicated that the UK would run into a cooking oil crisis in weeks as the seed oil supply was choked due to the RussiaUkraine war. We are deeply concerned over the state in UK and Europe following the current situation between Russia and Ukraine. And therefore, should the UK and other European nations need our assistance, we are ready to assist with supplying edible palm oil or cooking oil for their domestic and manufacturing needs.
2. Malaysian palm oil sustainability fully adheres to the Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council (MPOCC), which is based on the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) standards, and consistent with the international Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) requirements. We see this as a humanitarian need as Russia and Ukraine jointly supply 70 percent of sunflower cooking oil to the world.
3. Despite the anti-palm oil propaganda by some Western nations, and while we do not condone this misleading protectionist and distorted propaganda, we still want to offer our assistance in this trying time. Malaysia is a caring, friendly nation, and because of that, we are more than willing to provide Malaysian palm oil full of goodness to these affected countries.
4. This country has long battled against Western anti-palm oil propaganda, and it is time for us to put this to rest. We are ready to offer immediate assistance as we do not want to see any country suffer from a cooking oil supply crisis when Malaysia is one of the biggest palm oil producers in the world.
YB DATUK HAJAH ZURAIDA KAMARUDDIN
MINISTER OF PLANTATION INDUSTRIES AND COMMODITIES (MPIC)
29 MARCH 2022