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Malaysia comprises two main land masses. Peninsular (or West) Malaysia borders Singapore (via land bridges) and Thailand, while East Malaysia on the northern part of Borneo island borders Brunei and Indonesia. The Federation of Malaya was formed in 1948 and gained independence from British sovereignty in 1957. Malaysia was formed as a new Federation in 1963, bringing in the states of Singapore (temporarily until 1965), Sarawak and Sabah.
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MBs, CMs given too much power on land matters, says PSM

9 September 2022

A Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) leader says menteris besar and chief ministers are being given vast powers on land matters in their states.

Malaysia gets respite in land deal claim

14 July 2022

Main photo: Malaysia has argued that no one else has a right over Sabah, which is at the centre of a claim by the heirs of the late sultan of Sulu. (Bernama pic) KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has been given a reprieve in the US$14.9 billion (RM63.5 billion) claim over a centuries-old land deal. The…

Sabah’s ‘green’ land deal with private Singaporean firm raises red flags

23 May 2022

Main photo: the roots of mangrove trees are seen along a river in Pitas, Sabah, Malaysia, July 6, 2018 [Reuters] An ostensibly green land deal between Sabah state in Malaysia and a private Singaporean firm that covers five million acres of forest on Borneo Island is murky and was struck without…

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Malaysia has benefitted from well-developed IT systems for the registration and administration of land, where transfers can take place within a day.

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Figure 8: Clearing jungle for more profitable rubber trees - Muang Sing, Lao PDR (by Houston Marsh)

Customary tenure meets responsible agricultural investments: Country Insights Digest #1 - May 2021

18 May 2021

In this first edition, Daniel Hayward brings you four articles that talk about customary land tenure and responsible agricultural investment. It’s a prelude to the 3rd Mekong Regional Land Forum with each article unfolding the topic of each session.

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Webinar: Challenges and opportunities for good labour practices and worker rights in the Malaysian palm oil sector

Challenges and opportunities for good labour practices and worker rights in the Malaysian palm oil sector

MIPO Webinar Series  Webinar: Challenges and opportunities for good labour practices and worker rights in the Malaysian palm oil sector   Join us for a discussion on challenges and opportunities for good labour practices and worker rights in the Malaysian palm oil sector.  Hosted by the Monash -…