About Lembaga Perindustrian Nanas Malaysia (LPNM)
The Malaysian Pineapple Industry Board / Lembaga Perindustrian Nanas Malaysia(LPNM) is a Statutory Body was established in 1957 which was formerly known as Lembaga Perusahaan Nanas Tanah Melayu/Malayan Pineapple Industry Board. In keeping with the development of the pineapple industry, the agency’s name was changed to Lembaga Perindustrian Nanas Malaysia/Malaysian Pineapple Industry Board in 1992 (Act 105- Revised 1990) under the Ministry of Primary Industry.
On May 29 1996, the Cabinet Ministers made a decision to abolish the Pineapple Board, and its functions were transferred to the Department of Agriculture, FAMA and MARDI. The abolishment exercise was implemented in stages for a period of 3 years in accordance with the dissolution of the 1957 Pineapple Industrial Act (Revised 1990).
The Pineapple Board was placed under the Ministry of Agriculture on 1 June, 1999 to complete the implementation of the abolishment exercise. The Ministry of Agriculture was given the role as a leading agency to coordinate the abolishment in relation to issues such as the distribution of functions, staff, properties, liabilities, authority and Pineapple Board legislation among agencies involved.