Durian orchards only on state land, insist growers


A durian farm in Karak in Pahang. Overseas demand is such that growers are rushing to plant trees, which often take up to a decade before they bear fruits. – AFP pic, June 30, 2020.

AS land disputes arise over durian plantations in Orang Asli ancestral lands, defensive growers said they’re planting with state governments’ approval. 

The demand for the king of fruits has been booming in the Chinese market, resulting in planters allegedly violating Orang Asli land to plant the fruit for export.


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