The first three chapters deal with the conservation status of Malaysian Palms in respectively Peninsular Malaysia (by R. Kiew), Sabah (by J. Dransfield & D. Johnson), and Sarawak (by K. Pearce). R. KIEW gives a geographic description of the region, a very short account of the palm flora, a paragraph on threats to survival and changes in the list of The Conservation Status of Peninsular Malaysian Indigenous Palms (1987) by Kiew & Dransfield. In Appendix 1 a revised version of this list is given. Table 1 gives a list of endangered palms in Peninsular Malaya. Threatened palms occurring in protected places are dealt with in a general and some special sections. Also a list of Malaysian species cultivated in botanic gardens is given.