Forest reserve being degazetted to prevent bush fires, says Selangor MB


Diyana Ibrahim

Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari speaking at a press conference in Shah Alam today. He rejected claims that the proposal violates the administration’s promise to maintain 32% of its land as forest reserves, as other land will be gazetted reserves to make up for it. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Kamal Ariffin, February 20, 2020.

THE Selangor government defended its plans to allow development of a permanent forest reserve in Kuala Langat, saying it will prevent bush fires.

Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari said 930ha of the forest no longer had the “characteristics” of a permanent forest reserve as 40% of it was depleted and frequently caught fire.


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  • Can't you rejuvenate it? Replant the trees? Don't hide behind flimsy excuses.

    Posted 1 month ago by Alex Lim

  • What a reason for trying to seize the land for their cronies. No trees in a forest reserve? Somebody is lying!

    Posted 1 month ago by Alex Liew

  • What nonsense the MB is talking? He is telling us, he doesn't need to consult us actually, do so as a matter of courtesy. Another greedy leader. Degazette for affordable housing below RM150k will benefit the rakyat. Do it for the rakyat if u r sincere.

    Posted 1 month ago by James Wong

  • Anyone heard of bush fire in that area? Bush or bullshit?

    Posted 1 month ago by James Wong

  • Orang asli land being grabbed all over the country. For goodness sake, they are the orang asal, earlier than you Bumis.

    Posted 1 month ago by No Gostan

  • Brains of a moron. Pls go and study before talking rubbish.

    Posted 1 month ago by Besaman Mucho

  • Another excuse to strip & damage the environment. Show the Rakyat Statistic of forest fires! What are the Action taken to

    Posted 1 month ago by Haris Haikal

  • Bad carpenter blaming his tools! Cronies & friendly partners waiting to buy these land! We need the trees, go replant it & save the trees! Not clearing it to sell the land!

    Posted 1 month ago by Haris Haikal

  • Just do your job and prevent encroachment in the first place..

    Posted 1 month ago by Baru Malaysian

  • Pakatan government is an enemy of the environment.
    Barisan Nasional gazetted huge areas of Selangor to form the Selangor State Park (bigger than taman negara). Pakatan degazetted ot and allowed the EKVE to bulldozer everything down.

    And now this bushfire excuse... Is the MB Aussie? Healthy rainforests generate their own micro climate and rain clouds. Jungles are like sponges that preserve water and prevent sudden flooding. And they do this for free. No mum to billin What bush fire from which world is he blabbering about?

    Posted 1 month ago by Baru Malaysian

  • What a stupid reason.

    Posted 1 month ago by Raghu Thiyagarajan

  • Bushfires?? Didnt know we are living in a land down under. Maybe the Selangor MB is a secret Australian citizen.

    Posted 1 month ago by Kinetica Cho

  • If he goes through with this he will not be our selangor representative for long. The first opportunity we get we will vote him out. So far his performance as the MB of Selangor is pathetic.

    Posted 1 month ago by Elyse Gim