Perak orders logging to stop on customary Orang Asli land

Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu says that federal and state governments will work side-by-side to resolve the issues of logging and customary land rights for the Orang Asli community in Perak. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 1, 2019.

THE Perak government has ordered a halt to all logging in the vicinity of Orang Asli settlements near the Air Chepam Forest Reserve in Hulu Perak, which has been a subject of a dispute over customary land rights.

Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu made the decision after meeting with Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Waytha Moorthy and Attorney-General Tommy Thomas yesterday.

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