Deal #331

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Sarawak , Bintulu

Target country
Malaysia
Comment on location
Sarawak , Bintulu Coordinates: 3.206333, 113.236084

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2014] 490000
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2004] 33100
[2014] 150000

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Timber plantation (for wood and fibre)
Comment on intention of investment
pulp and paper production

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[1996] Intended (Expression of interest)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[1996] Project not started
[2009] In operation (production)

Operating company

Name of investment project
Sarawak forest department acacia plantation project

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2004-01-01
Comment on data source
Re-encountering resistance: Plantation activism and smallholder production in Thailand and Sarawak, Malaysia, Asia Pacific Viewpoint

Data source #2

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2006-01-01

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-04-08

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-12-30

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Not consulted

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection

Presence of land conflicts

Presence of land conflicts
Yes

Displacement of people

Number of people actually displaced
20000
Comment on displacement of people
Approximately 28 per cent of the concession area is claimed by Native longhouse communities under Native Customary Rights (NCR) status (Ideal, 1999). This claim potentially involves over 20,000 people, largely ethnic Iban. "http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/Barney%202004.pdf"

Negative impacts for local communities

Negative impacts for local communities
Environmental degradation
Socio-economic
Cultural loss
Displacement

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
RM 50'000 per family adn 400 USD as relocation fee. But not yet granted

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State
Community

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Forest land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Accacia

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes
Country 1
India
Country 2
China
Country 3
Philippines

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
PLP (Pulp Production)

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