Liberian communities continue to resist landgrabbing by UK company Equatorial Palm Oil

MONROVIA, LIBERIA, December 10th 2013 – The RSPO complaint by Liberian communities extends to Equatorial Palm Oil’s new majority shareholder Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd (KLK). On September 18th SDI filed a complaint to the RSPO on behalf of three hundred and sixty-three (363) households in eleven (11) villages affected by the expansion of the Equatorial Palm Oil (EPO) plantation expansion in District Number 4, Grand Bassa County, Liberia [1]. Since this time a Malaysian company Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd (KLK) [2] has acquired a majority share of 54.8% in the UK listed company Equatorial Palm Oil [3]. As a result the original RSPO complaint has now been registered as jointly against EPO and KLK…

Palm wine tapper – Voinjama, Liberia

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