The black campaign against the national palm oil industry waged by foreign NGOs is proven.
Their action has disrupted the national palm oil businesses.
The Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Darmin Nasution, said that it was due to the competition in vegetable oil sector.
All this time, palm oil has always been leading the world’s vegetable oil market, overpowering the commodities of soybean and sunflower oil. Moreover, Indonesia is still a major player in the world’s biggest CPO business.
“But, we must not feel wronged, or hold grudge. We have to fight and hold a campaign for the Indonesian palm oil in the International community. We must work together to strengthen our flagship product, our pride, palm oil,” said Darmin some time ago.
The government will keep developing palm oil plantations.
Moreover, they will make the palm oil entrepreneurs and investors as partners in the palm oil industry while maintaining the law to preserve the environment.
A member of Commission IV of the Parliament, Hamdhani, S.IP, expressed similar support for the development of Indonesian palm oil industry.
“Ignore what the international NGOs say as long as the investors adhere to the rules established by the Indonesian Government,” he said.
According to him, the most important thing is that their operations have been conducted in accordance to the Law No. 39 of 2014 on Plantations, one of which is about land clearing provisions in accordance with the Plantation Areas (APL) specifically for palm oil plantations. (jos/jpnn)