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RUBBER NEWS 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: About 0.08% of the country’s current total rubber production was used in the construction of roads using rubber-based technology Cuplump Modified Bitumen (CMB) in 2019.
Deputy Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister II Datuk Seri Wee Jeck Seng (pix) said about 400 tonnes to 500 tonnes of rubber were used for road paving using CMB technology with an allocation of RM100 million.
“Although the (percentage) level is small, the use of CMB for road paving for 202.7km is very beneficial to the agencies involved such as the Public Works Department (JKR) to evaluate and commercialise research in collaboration with the Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB),“ he said in response to a question from Abdul Latiff Abdul Rahman (PAS-Kuala Krai) at the Dewan Rakyat here today.

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 -- Top Glove Corporation Bhd has made good progress in its engagements with the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in relation to the latter’s order on disposable gloves manufactured by Top Glove Sdn Bhd and TG Medical Sdn Bhd.
In a statement today, the rubber glove maker said it is looking forward to arriving at an agreement on remediation next month, upon which it plans to commence payments immediately.

PUTRAJAYA (July 21): Investigations by the Labour Department on rubber glove manufacturer, Top Glove Corp Bhd, relating to claims that the company used forced labour, was found to be baseless, said Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan.
Commenting on the detention order on Top Glove products by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Saravanan said it could affect the country's credibility and image at the international level, as well as influenced foreign investors’ confidence in the country following the baseless allegation.

KUALA LUMPUR (June 20): Any move to impose a windfall tax on glove companies given their supernormal earnings due to the Covid-19 pandemic would only curb their expansion programme, said Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (MARGMA) vice president Dr Supramaniam Shanmugam.
In the third session ‘Challenges and Opportunities for Malaysian Glove Sector Post Covid-19’ at the second instalment of the Invest Malaysia 2020 virtual conference today, Supramaniam highlighted that a 24% corporate tax is already imposed on companies, which means government revenue from the said tax also increased alongside with the bumper earnings seen now.

MALACCA: The world’s biggest rubber glove manufacturer, Top Glove Corp Bhd is working to address the detention order imposed by the United States Customs on imports from two of its subsidiaries to ensure the undisrupted supply of rubber gloves amidst the global Covid-19 crisis.
Senior Minister cum International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (pix) said the company is currently engaging with US authorities after the US Customs placed Top Glove Sdn Bhd and TG Medical Sdn Bhd on its Withhold Release Order list; a move taken against firms suspected of using forced labour.
He said the ministry hopes that the US administration would be able to assess the issue involving the foreign workers fairly.