Chinese investors protest against new crackdown on investment

Australia's foreign investment regulator no longer believes private companies in China are free of Communist Party control, and plans on subjecting Chinese takeovers and deals, such as those for farmland, to more screening on national security grounds.

Lao protest villager freed, 11 still held

Lao authorities have released a villager held since 2017 for protesting the loss of land awarded by the government to a Vietnamese rubber company, but 11 others remain in detention, with another reported to have died in custody last year.

UN challenges PNG govt over illegal land grabbing

The United Nations has accused the Papua New Guinea government of racial discrimination against its own people over its failure to stop foreign companies using SABL leases to illegally occupy customary land.

Brazil to fight invasions by landless workers: official

Brazil's land issues secretary says his government will seek to classify the occupation of farmland by landless workers movements as akin to terrorism, while at the same time offering to support foreign investors interested in buying farmland.

Walhi Imbau KPK untuk Awasi Izin Lahan Sawit di Buol

Walhi meminta Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi (KPK) memperhatikan pemberian izin pengelolaan sawit kepada PT Sebuku Inti Plantation, di Kabupaten Buol, Sulawesi Tengah. Sebelumnya, Bupati Buol pernah ditangkap karena menerima suap agar menerbitkan HGU kepada PT Sebuku Inti Plantation pada tahun 2012.

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