Read the latest news and blogs on land rights issues and investment


Read the latest news and blogs on land rights issues and investment

News and Blogs


Controversial Chinese Development Project in Laos Moves Closer to Government Approval

  Reported by RFA’s Lao Service. Translated by Max Avary. Written in English by Richard Finney.

Main photo: The area of China's proposed Vang Vieng development project in Laos is shown in a March 2019 photo (RFA).


Area burned in Indonesia fires ‘greater than the Netherlands’

  Al Jazeera and News Agencies

Greenpeace slams Indonesia for lack of action against the palm oil sector as vast areas of forests burned in five years.


Felda plans to regain control of 350,000ha land leased to FGV, says chairman

  Danial Dzulkifly

Main photo: Felda intends to reclaim some 350,000 hectares of land that it has leased to FGV Holdings Berhad to shore up its financial position.


Cameroon: Sheep-breeding community Mbororos challenges a temporary concession of 100,000 hectares in the Adamaoua

  Brice R. Mbodiam

(Business in Cameroon) - On August 14, 2020, Ousmanou Biri, the regional president of the association for the cultural development of Cameroonian Mbororos - a community of sheep-breeding nomads wel


Lands allocated for 2 major projects turned into maize farm


The people of Walewale in the Northern Region are demanding answers as to why lands allocated for a Watermelon Processing Factory and a 100-bed capacity hospital have now been turned into a maize f


Land administration reform: part and parcel of an inclusive, resilient, and sustainable COVID-19 recovery

  Mr. Wael Zakout

The impact of COVID-19 has been devastating around the world.


Think tank decries global push to privatize land

  P.K. Balachandran

One of the ugliest features of the modern world is the exploitation of natural resources for private gain irrespective of its consequences for the environment and the larger community, especially t


Land to lose: coronavirus compounds debt crisis in Cambodia

  By Matt Blomberg and Mech Dara

At least 1.76 million jobs in the nation of about 16 million people are at risk due to COVID-19, while the poverty rate could double, to about one-in-four people, the World Bank said in May.


Threatened species caught in crossfire of ongoing land conflict in Myanmar

  by Aimee Gabay

Conflict over how best to protect the biodiversity of Myanmar’s Tanintharyi region may be contributing to the rapid loss of its forest cover.


Selangor govt instructs factory behind water pollution to vacate land

  Adam Abu Bakar

(main photo: Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari says the factory building will be demolished within the next few months)