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In surprise move, Malaysia cancels oil palm concession adjacent to WH-listed Gunung Mulu NP

In a surprise victory for Indigenous communities in Malaysian Borneo, the Sarawak state government has revoked a contested palm oil concession in the Mulu region.

This comes after protests against the project and joint legal action by the Penan, Berawan and Tering Indigenous communities. A local court was due to hear the case when the Sarawak government stepped in and canceled the 4,400-hectare (10,900-acre) concession, which is adjacent to the UNESCO-listed Gunung Mulu National Park.

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