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 organizingMPOB International Palm Oil Congress (PIPOC) 2017on 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
Programme Advisory Committee Seminar 2017 (PAC 2017) 23rd MPOB Transfer of Technology Seminar and Exhibition 2017 International Competition On Oil Palm Mechanisation (ICOPM 3)
The objectives of the Association are to represent, project and advance the interests of the plantation industry in East Malaysia.
To this end, the Association Acts as a coordinator for the various plantation industries in East Malaysia i.e. oil palm, cocoa, agro forestry and rubber.
Works closely with the plantation industry to effectively address and resolve issues related to the plantation industry in East Malaysia.
Undertakes research and development projects deemed necessary as a means to finding ways for improving operating and cost efficiencies in plantations.
Helps propagate public understanding, support and recognition for the social and economic contributions which the plantation industry makes to East Malaysia.
Secretaries and Treasurers: