A worker shows a ‘Musang King’ durian at a shop in Kuala Lumpur last year. Photo: AFP A worker shows a ‘Musang King’ durian at a shop in Kuala Lumpur last year. Photo: AFP
A worker shows a ‘Musang King’ durian at a shop in Kuala Lumpur last year. Photo: AFP
Malaysia

Durian boom exposes ugly land tussles in Malaysia’s Pahang, home of Musang King cultivar

  • A clampdown on ‘illegal’ durian farmers in Pahang state shows the fraught land politics at play in the country’s increasingly lucrative Musang King industry
  • The arrest of 18 farmers this month for ‘trespassing’ on land they had cultivated for decades has thrust the issue back into the spotlight

Topic |   Malaysia
A worker shows a ‘Musang King’ durian at a shop in Kuala Lumpur last year. Photo: AFP A worker shows a ‘Musang King’ durian at a shop in Kuala Lumpur last year. Photo: AFP
A worker shows a ‘Musang King’ durian at a shop in Kuala Lumpur last year. Photo: AFP
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