Frequently Asked Questions

Agropreneurs / Usahawan Tani

I would like to open my own private rubber seedling nursery. What kind of consultation or training can I get from SRIB?

The Sabah Rubber Industry Training Centre located in Tuaran, Sabah provides specialised expertise, consultation, and training concerning the development of rubber seedling nurseries as well as the production of quality rubber materials for those who are interested. Courses are conducted monthly and all year round. For more information as well as procedure for application, please go to the Agropreneur Courses page. You may contact the SRIB Training Centre at 088-788349, or visit the center (click on this link and select LIGS Tuaran (Pusat Latihan) to view the map).

Can I purchase rubber seedlings from SRIB for individual planting?

Currently, SRIB rubber nurseries could only accommodate the high demands of government-funded rubber smallholders (State Governement via SRIB and Federal Government via RISDA). Nevertheless, you may contact the SRIB Nursery nearest to you in case the supply is adequate for the public who are interested. For your information, fruit seedlings can also be purchased from our Tuaran Nursery.

Rubber smallholders / Pekebun Kecil Getah

Conversation With SRIB General Manager

Forecast by 13th General Election opposition candidates. Rubber and palm oil prices will fall after the elections, impacted by finances used by Sabah candidates. Because the source of income of the State Treasury is very little (95% / 5% Sabah). The State only depends on agricultural tax, and now they want to claim the money back. Is this true? My friend who is an SRIB employee said there is a possibility. (asked by Sumor Andiwar on 12 Februari 2014)

Please refer to the Press release by the General Manager dated February 10, 2014 in Daily Express and in SRIB official website concerning the cause of rubber price reduction. Thank you.

Is it true that SRIB factories owe tens of millions of dollars to private rubber factories? This caused the lowering of rubber prices in order to cover the amount of debt. An SRIB employee (*complainant states that the name is confidential*) claimed that the debt happened because the rubber stock in SRIB has melted. And that the price is only slightly affected by the market. (complainant: Boyoton Andu on 10 February 2014)

No. LIGS does not deal with any private factory. LIGS does not owe any body any money. The debt claims are unfounded. Rubber prices are currently low because the world market price for rubber has dropped from RM13, 000 per tonne in 2011 to RM6, 300 per tonne today. Please read the Press Release regarding the decline in rubber prices today (February 10, 2014).

What is the appropriate girth of a rubber tree that is ready to be tapped?

Rubber trees are ready to be tapped when the tree diameter has reached 18 inches.

The public / Orang awam

How do I apply for industrial training / placement / internship at SRIB?

You may send a formal letter of application to the General Manager at the address stated in our Contact Us page. Attach a complete resume and supporting documents together with your cover letter. We will contact you once there is a position open for internship.

How do I obtain the statistics for previous rubber prices in Sabah?

We are currently compiling the historical data of Sabah rubber prices and will provide them online in the very near future.

How do I apply for a job at Sabah Rubber Industry Board?

Job vacancies in SRIB will be announced via this website as well as the main local newspapers in Sabah. At this moment, job application forms can be obtained from any SRIB office nearest to you.

Can I purchase rubber seedlings from SRIB for individual planting?

Currently, SRIB rubber nurseries could only accommodate the high demands of government-funded rubber smallholders (State Governement via SRIB and Federal Government via RISDA). Nevertheless, you may contact the SRIB Nursery nearest to you in case the supply is adequate for the public who are interested. For your information, fruit seedlings can also be purchased from our Tuaran Nursery.
Information in this page was last updated on 2 October, 2012.
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