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Owners do not want their land to be turned into commercial plantations


Thomas (seated, centre) wants to preserve the land for future generations.

Thomas (seated, centre) wants to preserve the land for future generations.

SIBU: More than 500 landowners in Ulu Ngemah, Kanowit, have made it clear to a company that it should not go against their wishes to develop their land for the commercial planting of coconut and oil palm.

Kanowit PKR division chairman Thomas Laja, in speaking at a press conference, said these landowners formed an association and five pro-tem committees to safeguard their land totalling 16,000ha from encroachment.

   

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