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Palm Oil Women In Indonesia Endure Horrific Conditions To Earn RM8 A Day

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Palm oil production is important to the economy of Indonesia as the country is the world’s biggest producer and consumer of the commodity, providing about half of the world’s supply.

In 2016, Indonesia produced over 34.6 billion tons of palm oil and exported nearly 73% of it.

Indonesia is the world’s biggest palm oil producer, with an estimated 7.6 million women working in its fields, about half the total workforce, according to the female empowerment ministry. In much-smaller Malaysia, the figures are harder to nail down due to the large number of foreign migrants working off the books.

An anonymous woman who works in a palm oil plantation said in an interview with South China Morning Post;

“Firstly, I was harassed. At the plantation, he threatened to kill me with an axe if I don’t comply – that’s when he started to undress me and raped me.

Finished, I was spat all over,” she said in a sappy tone.

The woman then fell pregnant after. The man who raped her did not want to take responsibility for the baby, making it hard for her to even feed herself. “I’m very depressed.”

Women workers in Indonesia face many challenges while being in the palm oil industry – as the world’s biggest palm oil producer, an estimated 7.6 million women are working in such demanding labor.

The workers are not treated accordingly and are not equipped with the proper gear to protect themselves from the harshness of the job.

Due to the 20kg sprayer tanks that they are required to bring everywhere, the condition of their hips and shoulders suffer the most.

Researchers find that women in Kalimantan showed women workers having pneumonia or are blind from pesticide or herbicide exposure.

Indonesia is planning to set up its first safe house for female palm oil workers, where they say that the woman can work in a threat-free environment.

“At the moment, the Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection are working hard to create what we call the house of women workers – a safe house, where all good conditions would be met – and we’re still working hard to make that a reality,” said Rafail Walangitan, the Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection said in the interview.

Source: Twitter @scmpnews

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Food Review: Are You A Coffee Lover? Try This Local Brand, ZUS Coffee!

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ZUS Coffee has taken over the Klang Valley by storm with its affordable specialty coffee beginning in December 2019.

It now has more than 10 locations spread across Malaysia and a wide range of drinks to choose from. ZUS Coffee keeps its drinks fun and affordable; this means that you get the best out of what you paid for.

The Twitter user @TypicalMsian recommended getting their app here or using Foodpanda and Grabfood to get your hands on their coffee.

If you don’t know what to check out first, it’s safest to go try out their best-selling drinks!

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Their best-sellers consist of the four; ZUS Gula Melaka, Genmai Matcha Latte, Black Sugar Latte, and Thunder. Surely these drinks are very delicious!

Learn more about ZUS Coffee on their website or can go directly to the ZUS Coffee Facebook and Instagram page.

 

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Source: @TypicalMsian, Facebook, Instagram, ZUS Coffee

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(Video) Popular Comedian Shuk Sahar Makes An IG Live, Can Be Heard A ‘Voice’ Crying

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A popular Malaysian comedian, actor, host, and radio presenter that is Shuk Sahar just recently shared a scary incident that happened towards him and his friends on his official Instagram social media platform.

Shuk has uploaded a short clip from his Instagram Live. The particular Instagram live is the one in which he played riddles with his followers while he was in the elevator.

He stated in his posting, “I really did not notice the voice that entered my live video. I did not hear anything when I am doing that Instagram Live. At first, I’m just doing a normal live video on Instagram. Then we played some riddles about name and age. Who wins would get RM150”.

He also added, “Then, when I looked at the comment section. everyone said that they heard a crying voice while I did not hear anything in there”.

Shuk added, he only noticed the incident when people sent him the short clip then he really heard the voice of a woman crying.

“Honestly, I just recently moved into this house and I never had the chance to do any “doa Selamat” yet. It’s okay, tomorrow I will seek an Ustaz to confirm what actually happen”, he said in his posting.

People also really shocked with the occurrence that happened and commented:

Picture: Instagram Shuk

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(Video) Ringgo Arrow Entertains Customers With His Vocal While Making ‘Roti Canai’

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A user on Twitter, under the name @mayom____, has shared a video, showing a man who’s making roti canai, a very popular dish in Malaysia, while singing to a Malay song.

Turns out, the man in the video is the actual singer of the song! He used to sing and entertain fans, now it does not win the hand of serving customers and spreading roti canai at a shop in Kampung Sungai Petai.

In the tweet, there was a Twitter user who explained that the man was the vocalist of the group Arrow, Ringgo, which was once popular in Malaysia.

That is the routine life of the vocalist, Ringgo which is far different compared to 26 years ago. He serves food now for a living, especially after the Movement Control Order (PKP) started last March.

In the video, you can see the man flipping roti canai as he sings the lyrics to his song, ever so effortlessly. For the full video, you all can watch it here that was uploaded by Nick Yie Channel.

For anyone who wants to buy a car, @mayom____ is a Toyota Authorized Sales Advisor. You can direct Whatsapp to her at this link here to find out more.

Source: @mayom____, Nick Yie Channel

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