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Southeast Asia is world's hotspot for land disputes: report

Most companies involved incur losses

The Boeung Kak lake in Phnom Penh, now filled with sand to facilitate the building of a hotel, apartments and shopping mall. Several locals who protested against the project were jailed. (Photo by Simon Roughneen)

KUALA LUMPUR -- Businesses in Southeast Asia are increasingly counting the cost of land grabs, more than half of which result in delayed projects and nearly three-quarters of which lead to lawsuits, according to a wide-ranging research report.

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