Pakatan should look at own backyard before talking about parliamentary reform


Kenneth Cheng Chee Kin

Undoing the protections for the Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve will cost indigenous communities their homes while the potential ecosystem damage caused by degazetting is well documented and publicised by various environmental groups. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 5, 2021.

THE decision to degazette 54% of the Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve (KLNFR) by the Selangor government shows there is very little political will to protect the rights of the indigenous people to their traditional lands and according to Greenpeace, the KLNFR is home to the indigenous Temuan people for more 150 years.

Degazetting the KLNFR will cost the Temuan community their homes while the potential ecosystem damage caused by degazetting is well documented and publicised by various environmental groups. The state government has also delayed the move due to public backlash.


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