Edited by: Sheera Abg Mansor
KUALA LUMPUR: FGV Holdings Bhd has not received any report of its subsidiaries involvement in open burning in Indonesia that has contributed to the haze affecting the region.
Not able to elaborate any further regarding the issue, its group chief executive officer, Datuk Haris Fadzilah Hassan as quoted in Bernama described being in Indonesia as a bit tricky as there are the (Perkebunan) Inti (Rakyat) and Plasma (Transmigration Programme) around the perimeter of the big plantations.
Perkebunan Inti Rakyat is a joint-venture scheme between companies and smallholders, while the Plasma Transmigration Programme refers to farmers who are taking part in the programme set up by the Indonesian government.
The haze, according to FGV chief operating officer of plantation sector and head of palm upstream cluster Syed Mahdhar Syed Hussain could affect FGV’s oil extraction rate in October.
DOP acting chief executive officer Shammim Azad Kamruzaman also as quoted in Bernama said the partnership with DKSH is set to strengthen the distribution of FGV’s downstream products in the Hotels/Restaurants/Cafe (HoReCa) sector.
DOP expects the partnership to help double its volume, currently averaged at RM3 million per month, within a year.