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Malaysia to go on 'attack' to counter palm oil critics: minister

Commodities chief says strategy will look to Middle East, other markets

A worker carries a palm oil fruit bunch at a plantation in Slim River, Malaysia, in August 2021.   © Reuters

PUTRAJAYA -- Malaysia plans to adopt an "attacking and aggressive" approach to marketing its palm oil, the country's commodities minister said Thursday, as the world's most consumed edible oil comes under increased scrutiny and criticism in the West.

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