Commentary: Johor-Singapore tolls and the impact on commuters on both sides of the Causeway by Khor Yu Leng, 6 Nov 2017.
In summary, it is surprisingly hard to lay the blame on Singapore visitors. First of all, the data is surprisingly scant and inconsistent. Significantly, there are various forces at play, including the arrival of other groups of well-heeled investors. Singapore’s prominence as Johor property buyers seems to be eclipsed by those from China. WITH SPECIAL DATA FEATURE: JOHOR HOME AFFORDABILITY BY DISTRICT, JOHOR-SINGAPORE PEOPLE FLOWS.
Systems informed by big data can offer compelling evidence for the smallholders. For instance, Malaysia could easily point EU policymakers and buyers to smallholder zones that have been in production (no deforestation) since 2000, 1985, 1970 and so on. For every 300,000ha of smallholder plantations found, buyer could get over one million tonnes of no-deforestation palm oil.
25-27 April 2018 | Bali, Indonesia - ICOPE Conference. Yu Leng will present her recent work on different “No-deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation” (NDPE) indicators. She will be presenting: a) her efforts on using satellite imagery to assess historical land-use of palm oil plantation areas in critical areas of Malaysia and Indonesia; and b) her work on assessing and quantifying the socio-economic issues.
What's the public opinion on palm oil? My review of some #socialmedia data (including organic vs. campaign) on #palmoil in major languages in #Europe in "Dealing with palm oil's naysayers" by Jenny Ng is now online!