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02 Dec 2014PANAP
PANAP, Sarawak IP group hold forum on IP rights with EU Delegation to Malaysia
PAN Asia Pacific (PANAP) held a forum on the state of indigenous people’s rights with the European Union (EU) Delegation to Malaysia highlighted pressing issues affecting indigenous communities in Sarawak.
11 Nov 2014Mongabay
‘Militarized occupation’: local communities pay the price for palm oil
There’s little doubt that the use of palm oil is expanding rapidly throughout the world, and with it the need for millions of hectares of land to grow oil palm trees. The results can be devastating for local communities.
10 Nov 2014Vice Magazine
Land wars: Ethiopia accused of massacring civilians to clear way for foreign farms
Ethiopia is selling off vast chunks of its land to foreign investors who are growing food products for export — and those who get in the government's way are being killed or silenced.
10 Nov 2014Oakland Institue
Engineering ethnic conflict: The toll of Ethiopia's plantation development on the Suri people
The report uncovers the truth behind a reported massacre of 30 to 50 Suri people in May 2012 near a 30,000-hectare Malaysian-owned Koka plantation.
27 Sep 2014The Star
Indonesia’s oil palm dilemma
Indonesia’s attractiveness for being the preferred destination of Malaysian oil palm planters has been shaken by reports of the country’s plan for a plantation bill that will limit foreign ownership to 30% from the present 95%.
18 Aug 2014Bernama
Malaysian firms will lose if Indonesia caps ownership
Indonesian lawmakers are looking to restrict foreign ownership of plantations to no more than 30 per cent from a maximum of 95% currently.
31 Jul 2014Business Wire
K Global Ventures choisi par le Gouvernement de Guinée pour développer 100 000 hectares de plantations pour la production d’huile de palme
Si le projet est terminé d’ici 2020, la République de Guinée offrira une superficie de terres représentant le double de la première proposition.
30 Jul 2014Business Wire
K Global Ventures selected by Government of Guinea to develop 100,000 hectares palm oil plantation
Guinea's Minister of Trade, Marc Yombouno, says that if the Malaysian company completes the project within five years the Republic of Guinea will provide the company with an additional 100,000 ha.
14 Jul 2014Sun Star
Philippine: Large oil palm plantation not feasible in Paquibato
District is not feasible for Malaysian company seeking a 20,000 ha oil palm plantation but a 10,0000 ha site found in neighbouring Marilog District, as another Malaysian investor still has plans for 30,000 ha.
21 May 2014Awas MIFEE
#savearu mengusir Menara Group, saatnya untuk #savebovendigoel
Mungkin kisah PT Menara Group di Aru telah usai, sekarang saatnya untuk melihat ke Boven Digoel.
21 May 2014Awas MIFEE
#savearu sees off Menara Group, time to #savebovendigoel
The story may be over for the Menara Group in Aru, Indonesia. Now it’s time to look at Boven Digoel, where Menara is using the pretext of oil palm plantations to get its hands on 400,000 ha of primary forest.
22 Mar 2014Inquirer
Philippines: Malaysian firm to turn land around Maguindanao massacre site into plantation
Univex will invest $10 million to convert lands around the site of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre into a banana plantation and agricultural complex

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