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Human Rights Groups Call for Palm Oil Moratorium in Palawan, Philippines: End Land Grabs and Forest Destruction Now!


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Human Rights Groups Call for Palm Oil Moratorium in Palawan, Philippines: End Land Grabs and Forest Destruction Now!

PUERTA PRINCESA - A recent fact-finding mission by regional human rights groups in the south-western island of Palawan, the last ecological frontier of the Philippines, has revealed a pattern of land grabs and forest destruction by palm oil companies, partly owned by Malaysian and Singaporean investors.

Motalib Kimel, Chairman of the local Coalition Against Land Grabbing (CALG) and himself a Taganua leader from Palawan, said:

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