Maoshanwang durian, also known as Musang King, is prized for its flavour and texture. Photo: AFPMaoshanwang durian, also known as Musang King, is prized for its flavour and texture. Photo: AFP
Maoshanwang durian, also known as Musang King, is prized for its flavour and texture. Photo: AFP

Durian farmers vs the state: In Malaysia’s maoshanwang hub, a spiky showdown over land

  • The Save Musang King Alliance of farmers is accusing a conglomerate of exploiting them as durian demand in China, Hong Kong and Singapore soars
  • The legal battle centres on the long-standing issue of land rights in the durian-growing haven of Raub in central Pahang

Topic |   Malaysia
Maoshanwang durian, also known as Musang King, is prized for its flavour and texture. Photo: AFPMaoshanwang durian, also known as Musang King, is prized for its flavour and texture. Photo: AFP
Maoshanwang durian, also known as Musang King, is prized for its flavour and texture. Photo: AFP
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