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


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)


Paper giant APP linked to Indonesia peat clearing despite sustainability vow

  Hans Nicholas Jong

Greenpeace Southeast Asia has identified nearly 3,500 hectares (8,650 acres) of peatland clearing in pulpwood plantations in Sumatra supplying Asian Pulp & Paper.


World Bank Suspends Doing Business Report

  Anuradha Mittal

The Doing Business Report (DBR) has been “paused” by the World Bank after acknowledging a number of “irregularities” in the data used.


Is Malaysia’s CIMB serious about addressing deforestation? (commentary)

  Gulzhan Musaeva

Gulzhan Musaeva, an independent financial analyst writes about CIMB’s sustainability commitments. CIMB is Malaysia’s second largest bank and a major leader to regional plantation companies.


Uncovering impacts of gold mining in Papua New Guinea

  Joshua Fisher

The pacific island of Papua New Guinea is one of the world's most resource rich countries, hosting nearly 7 percent of global biodiversity and important reserves of gold, copper and hydrocarbo