In pivotal decision, Dayaks in Malaysia state of Sarawak lose right to claim forests as communal area Reply

By Sulok Tawie Malay Mail Online Tuesday December 20, 2016


The Dayak landowners, who come from all over Sarawak, with a banner outside Kuching High Court complex, giving their support to the headman Sandah anak Tabau and seven other landowners in Kuching December 20, 2016. — Pictures by Sulok Tawie

KUCHING, Malaysia – The Dayak people cannot apply their native customary rights (NCR) on land to claim virgin forests as their territorial domains and communal forest reserves, the Federal Court decided today in a crucial judgment that affect tens of other related disputes. More…

Myanmar Thilawa SEZ Receives US$900 Million in Foreign Investment Reply

By May Soe San The Irrawaddy 22 December 2016

YANGON — Japan-backed Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Rangoon’s Thanlyin Township has received more than US$900 million in foreign investment since its launch in 2014, said a recent report issued by the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC).

“Since the start of the operation, the SEZ has received US$903 million foreign investment,” MIC secretary U Aung Naing Oo told The Irrawaddy. More…