Malaysia: Raub durian farmers granted stay of eviction

Raub is a town in Pahang, Malaysia, some 110 km from Kuala Lumpur. Yesterday, the Court of Appeal in Putrajaya allowed the application by 204 durian farmers in Raub, to stay the land eviction notice issued to them to vacate the plantations pending disposal of their appeal.

The Musang King durian farmers are appealing to the Court of Appeal against the December 23 decision of the Kuantan High Court which did not give them leave to initiate a judicial review application to quash the eviction notice issued to them by the state government.

“The Court of Appeal allowed our application for stay of all proceedings on the eviction notice pending disposal of the appeal against the High Court’s decision to dismiss the leave for judicial review,” lawyer Siew Choon Jern, representing the farmers, told

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