KUALALAMPUR, July 4 -- An international school's play portrayed as anti-palm oil did not contain elements meant to undermine government efforts to support the commodity, Hannah Yeoh said today.

The women, family and community development deputy minister also said the clip that drew Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok's ire was only an excerpt of the performance that was centred on the environment.

"The video in circulation is only a small cut of a 24-minute performance by Year 3 students (7-8 years old). The students performed this at their weekly assembly.

"The performance covered a wide range of issues concerning the environment from climate change, global warming, solar energy, protection of oceans, plastic use, recycling effort to...