The northeastern corner of the plantation, where newly planted oil palm is seen in front of a forest reserve. Photo: Macaranga Media
The northeastern corner of the plantation, where newly planted oil palm is seen in front of a forest reserve. Photo: Macaranga Media
Malaysia

Malaysia’s Johor royals linked to forests felled for oil palm plantations without full approval

  • Satellite images show hundreds of hectares of trees cleared from a site by a company Johor’s royal family part owns, without the proper approvals
  • Locals say nearby plantations turned rivers itchy, sour and at times coffee-black – and drove elephants out of the forests into surrounding villages

The northeastern corner of the plantation, where newly planted oil palm is seen in front of a forest reserve. Photo: Macaranga Media
The northeastern corner of the plantation, where newly planted oil palm is seen in front of a forest reserve. Photo: Macaranga Media
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