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Palm oil production is vital for the economy of Malaysia, which is the world's 2nd- largest producer of the commodity after Indonesia. The country's palm oil industry produces about 90 million tonnes of lignocellulosic biomass per year, including empty fruit bunches, oil palm trunks, and oil palm fronds, as well as palm oil mill effluent (POME). In 2010, in response to concerns about social and environmental impact of palm oil, the Malaysian government pledged to limit palm oil plantation expansion by retaining at least half of the nation's land as forest cover. As of 2016, palm oil plantation accounted for a total land use of 57,400 km2 in Malaysia!
In 2012, the Malaysian palm oil industry employed an estimated 491,000 workers. According to the United States department of labor bureau of International labor affairs' list of goods produced by child labor or forced labor, Malaysia's palm oil industry includes both child labour and forced labour practices. Source : wiki

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  • Copyright: Gueguel Miguel (Miguel82) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6480 W: 0 N: 6080] (47110)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2016-00-00
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2020-06-14 2:58
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