WASHINGTON (June 13)—Malaysia still hopes to form a natural rubber marketing organization with Thailand and Indonesia, despite political and financial unrest in Southeast Asia, according to Lim Keng Yaik, Malaysian minister of primary industries. Malaysia alone has 250,000 rubber growers who are suffering because of low prices, according to Lim. "You can't buy a cup of coffee in Washington for the price of a kilogram of rubber," he said. A ministerial meeting between the three countries is tentatively scheduled for July.
Malaysia still hopes to market NR with Thailand, Indonesia
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