Legalisation of Pahang durian farms to stop encroachment on state land, says exco

Malaysia exports the Musang King worldwide, the biggest buyer being China, where the durian is prized for its bright yellow, bittersweet flesh. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 24, 2020.

THE legalisation of Musang King durian farms in Pahang was done fairly to prevent blatant encroachment on state land, including the forest reserves.

State Agriculture, Agro-based Industries and Biotechnology Committee chairman Mohd Soffi Abdul Razak said such encroachments had been going on for many years so that those involved had enjoyed uninterrupted gains.

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  • The government own the land but not the trees. The trees belong to the farmers. Just like a landlord own a rental property but he doesnt own the furnishings and furniture in it. Similarly, farmers should be allowed to go in to remove their trees because the trees belong to them. The government has no right to stop them from retrieving what is rightfully theirs if they dont sign the agreement with them.

    Posted 4 months ago by Elyse Gim