Except in Sabah, OSA fears leave gap in RSPO’s transparency drive

Koh Jun Lin

Modified 22 Sep 2019, 5:20 am

Concerns about running afoul with the Official Secrets Act 1972 (OSA) have led to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to leave plantations and mills in Malaysia out of a map that is meant to show where RSPO members are located.

RSPO chief executive officer Darrel Webber had told reporters at a virtual press conference on Friday that the NGO started asking its growers to release maps showing their boundaries in 2013, and subsequently published it on its GeoRSPO webpage beginning in 2017...

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