The Sabah-Sulu Crisis Threatens The Palm Oil Supply Chain

By Khor Yu Leng

April 2013 FEATURE
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It is a curious thing of the late capitalist period that we so enjoy the comforts of a global supply chain that we can almost forget about the far frontiers that are tamed to bring us key commodities. Since about February 9, 2013, there have been several landings by militant gangs armed with sophisticated weaponry (including M-16s and rocket launchers) in Lahad Datu, and the outbreak of fighting in the coastal zone in the eastern part of Sabah.Suluk “invasion” of...

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Khor Yu Leng

specialises in customised industry research and strategic analysis on agribusiness in South-East Asia and frontier markets. This is an abridged version of ISEAS Perspective 2013/37, published by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS).