KUALA LUMPUR (May 10): Rubber glove manufacturers said today government support is crucial in an expansionary industry like rubber gloves where the world demand is now at 268 billion pieces and Malaysia produces 63% of it.
Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (MARGMA) president Denis Low Jau Foo said the association has always been very supportive of the many good policies introduced by the government.
"We will continue to support and further invest in new plants with the latest technology for the betterment of the industry and economy of our nation. We are certainly excited now and we will be very eager to expand," he said in a statement today.
MARGMA was congratulating Pakatan Harapan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the incoming government on their victory at the 14th general election yesterday.
"We look forward to working closely with the new government in sustaining the rubber glove industry and maintaining global leadership as a premier producer and exporter of medical-grade rubber gloves. The export of rubber gloves is worth an estimated RM18.8 billion in 2018," said Low.