12 Jan 2017 EIA
Green Desert: Communities in Tanintharyi Renounce the MSPP Oil Palm Concession
This notorious palm oil industry has now expanded to Myanmar with devastating consequences for human rights and the environment
29 Nov 2016 Eleven
Malaysians top investors in agriculture
The secretary of the Myanmar Investment Commission said foreign investments in agriculture were low because Myanmar has unclear policies in relation to land ownership.
28 Nov 2016 Value Walk
KLK withdraws from customary land in Collingwood Bay, Papua New Guinea
KLK announce withdraws from customary land in Collingwood Bay, but has not clarified overall plans for its total land bank of 44,342 ha in the region or its 37,000 ha plantation deal in Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea.
23 Nov 2016 Le Courrier
Huile de palme: je t’aime moi non plus
La société civile suisse demande que l’huile de palme soit retirée de l’accord de libre-échange de la Suisse avec la Malaisie, en dénançant le lourd tribut payé par la petite paysannerie malaise, qui voit ses terres confisquées au profit d’immenses étendues de palmiers à huile.
22 Nov 2016 Business Mirror
Malaysian firm to invest $1 billion in Philippines palm oil plantation
Alif Oil Trading Co. is looking for 128,000 hectares of land in Agusan del Sur to establish oil palm plantations
22 Nov 2016 Via Campesina
Over 1500 police personnel unleash brutal attack on peasants in Mekar Jaya village, Indonesia
Langkat Nusantara Kepong, a Malaysian plantation company, unleashes brutal attack on peasants in Mekar Jaya Village in Indonesia to appropriate nearly 554 hecatres of land
13 Nov 2016 Bussiness Mirror
PHL, Malaysia eye cooperation in agribusiness
Philippines Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said the Malaysian proponent is keen on tapping 200 to 300 hectares of land for the palm-oil plantation. He added that the project is purely a private-sector undertaking.
11 Nov 2016 Rappler
Malaysian investors eye increasing investments in palm oil in the Philippines
During President Rodrigo Duterte's visit to Malaysia, Malaysian businessmen expressed their interest in investing in palm oil plantations in the Philippines.
09 Nov 2016 Jakarta Globe
W. Kalimantan indigenous groups accuse Sime Darby of land grabs
Malaysian palm oil giant Sime Darby has been called out by a representative of indigenous communities for land-grabbing in Indonesia's West Kalimantan province during the 14th annual Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil meeting, which is taking place in Bangkok.
08 Nov 2016 Borneo Today
Stop land grabbing! Big businesses gain as natives lose out – conference
Meeting notes how land conflicts as a result of agribusiness expansion are proliferating throughout SE Asia and urges pause in the hand out of licenses while community and indigenous peoples’ land rights are secured.
24 Jun 2016 Mongabay
Malaysian land rights activist Bill Kayong murdered in broad daylight
Like other indigenous activists in Malaysia, Kayong actively conducted paralegal activities to raise the rights awareness in communities facing land grabbing by big oil palm or timber companies
08 Mar 2016 Sun Star
100,000 hectares eyed for hybrid rice production
The agribusiness cluster of the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-Eaga) is targeting a total of 100,000 hectares for expansion of hybrid rice production area in the sub-economic region.


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