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Court rules against Semelai Orang Asli over land dispute

Kow Gah Chie

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Modified 16 Feb 2021, 11:28 am

A group of Orang Asli villagers claiming customary rights over a plot of land in Bera, Pahang which they have been living on for over a century, was ordered to make way for a company tasked with clearing the land for oil palm cultivation.

This came after the High Court in Temerloh today allowed the application by Elite Agriculture Sdn Bhd, which claimed to have a 99-year lease on the 655ha land, to repossess it...

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