I find this explanation by Basil a little too simplistic.
I have been in the PNG & international Agriculture scene for 20 years and I can state here categorically that the best oil palm seeds and operations are right here in PNG. They did not have to fly to Malaysia to see it.
In fact, Dami station in WNB has been exporting the best quality oil palm seedlings around the world, including to Malaysia for the past 10 years.
Stop trying to fool us, with pekpek about looking at oil palm operations in Malaysia. They were there to look at other things.