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Malaysia lockdown could spell disaster for key palm oil industry

Growers worry curbs will hit harvesting as well as mill and refinery operations

Malaysia is the second-largest producer of palm oil, the world's most-used edible oil that can be found in everything from shampoos to chocolate.

Kuala Lumpur

MALAYSIA'S decision to restrict movement nationwide in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus is raising fears it could imperil the country's vital palm oil industry.

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said late on Monday that the country will be limiting non-...

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