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03 Apr 2013Bloomberg
Asian palm-oil planters head to West Africa
Suitable land for palm-oil cultivation is running out in top producers Malaysia and Indonesia, which now account for about 85 percent of the global output. Wilmar is among several companies searching for land in West and Central Africa.
24 Mar 2013Sarawak Report
Billion Venture vs “squatters” – The story behind the Hii family’s NCR land grab
Investigative report reveals how foreign companies illegally gain control over Malaysian companies with land concessions in Sarawak.
14 Mar 2013
Qatar ponders investment in Sarawak halal hub
Qatar will build a hub at Tanjung Manis in Sarawak, Malaysia, which is home to more than 77,000 hectares of agricultural land, mainly for the production of pharmaceuticals and halal food.
04 Mar 2013WRM
Liberian women impacted by expansion of Sime Darby’s oil palm plantations
The report “Uncertain Futures. The impacts of Sime Darby on communities”, produced by SDI and WRM, gives a deeper insight in how industrial oil palm plantations affect women in a differentiated way.
19 Feb 2013The Malaysian Insider
KLK quietly snaps up large tracts of Aussie farmland
Malaysia’s palm oil giant Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd (KLK) has been steadily purchasing farms in Australia’s largest wheat-producing region
20 Jan 2013AFP
Au Liberia, la résistance paysanne s'organise entre les palmiers à huile
Leurs terres cédées par le gouvernement aux planteurs malaisiens et indonésiens, des paysans du Liberia dénoncent des accords qui les ignorent: après 15 ans de guerre civile, des nouvelles luttes s'annoncent.
14 Dec 2012Sime Darby
Sime Darby’s response to report by Basta! and Friends of the Earth Liberia
"If the populace objects, we will not develop the land," says Sime Darby
11 Dec 2012BBC
The controversy of land deals in Liberia
From a a palm oil plantation run by a Malaysian company, Sime Darby, the Today programme's Evan Davis looked into whether lands deals are a route into better life, or a signing away of the nation's wealth.
03 Dec 2012Basta !
Live or drive, a choice has to be made
A case study of Sime Darby operations in Liberia by Sophie Chapelle
27 Nov 2012La Depeche
Port-la-Nouvelle. L'usine d'huile de palme ne se fera pas
«Sime Darby s'est replié sur Rotterdam. Le projet d'une usine de transformation d'huile de palme a été abandonné sur Port-la-Nouvelle», annonce Henry Garino, le conseiller régional carcassonnais.
20 Nov 2012EJOLT
Silas Siakor: landgrabbing in Liberia
The government allocated some 350.000 hectares to Sime Darby, a Malaysian multinational. But people only came to know about this deal when the company showed up to take their land.
15 Oct 2012PAN AP
Reclaiming the last forests of Sarawak
For the government of Sarawak, every piece of land should be utilised in the name of "development". Thus, reserved forests and lands should be logged and cleared and eventually, planted with oil palm. As a result, Malaysia's deforestation rate is increasing faster than anywhere else in the world.

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