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It's been 100 years since the first planting of oil palm in Malaysia. Here's its story

Malaysia's palm-oil industry owes much to a Frenchman whose passion was writing, not agriculture. It was Henri Fauconnier who planted the first oil palm in Malaya back in April 1917 - making 2017 the centenary of this cash crop.

Malaysia is so dominant in the palm-oil industry today that...

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