Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Durians may be gone with the Wind


No locus standi: Court dismisses Raub durian farmers' judicial review bid

The High Court in Kuantan today dismissed two leave applications by Raub durian farmers for a judicial review of the state government's decision on implementing the "legalisation scheme".

Lawyer Siew Choon Jern, who represented the farmers, said the court ruled that they have no locus standi (legal standing) to file the challenge, among others.

“The court is of the opinion that the farmers are trespassers of the said land, so they do not have the locus standi to file the challenge," Siew said in a press conference live-streamed from outside the court.

Meanwhile, DAP's Tras assemblyperson Chow Yu Hui claimed that the farmer group was disappointed by the court ruling today.

However, he said they will continue to fight by bringing the case to the Court of Appeal.

The two judicial review applications were filed separately by a total of 200 Raub durian farmers in August and October this year, based on almost the same set of facts and arguments.


  1. Possession is nine-tenths of the law.

    If the durian farmers have access and worked the land for decades and no action was taken to evict them then give chan lah.

    But never mind, MCA now in gomen, state and federal, they will solve this problem. Otherwise some MCA members will throw stones at MCA service center in Raub/Temerloh and rip up their party membership cards.

  2. tanam jagung la, nobody kacau.

  3. Just cut down the durian trees and the land won't have any value any more.

  4. Now i get it why the durian is named "musang king" 😂