Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang recognises AAR’s contribution to greehouse gas studies with Department of Agriculture Sarawak

The Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang refuted allegations made by some Western non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that peat soil in Sarawak was unsuitable for planting oil palm in The Borneo Post dated 19 April 2007.

Datuk Patinggi thanked three scientists – one professor from the Hokkaido University of Japan, a private science researcher from an institute in Kuala Lumpur and a local soil scientist Dr. Lulie Melling, from the Agriculture Department in Kuching – who had conducted studies on the planting of oil palm on peat soil and found that on the contrary, peat soil did not emit as much as greenhouse gas into the atmosphere as claimed by the western NGOs.

(The institute named above is Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.)
For further information, please read NGOs’ allegations refuted in The Borneo Post.