The Association was established on 26th October 1889 in Sandakan, then, North Borneo by a group of tobacco planters under the name of North Borneo Planters’ Association. The purpose then and now, was to discuss plantation problems, to represent estate interest to the Government and to cooperate with the Government on matters of mutual interest.
In 1963, when North Borneo achieved independence and confederated with Peninsular Malaysia, the Association changed its name to Sabah Planters’ Association. In 1973, when plantation development activities in Sarawak began on a commercial scale, the name of the Association was changed to the East Malaysia Planters’ Association (EMPA) to accommodate members from both states. At present the Association has more than one hundred and twenty members.
Malaysian Palm Oil Board would be organizing
MPOB International Palm Oil Congress (PIPOC) 2017
on 14 - 16 November
at Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur
Come and join them on:
Journal of Oil Palm Research is now available free online at http://jopr.mpob.gov.my