Civil society presses on with plans to halt forest reserve destruction

Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari says the the forest is depleted and frequently catches fire, which is why his government wishes to develop the land. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, February 23, 2020.

WHILE Selangor allows for public hearings before forests can be cut down, the state government will only listen to the voices of local residents in the area.

But this has not stopped a coalition of environmental groups and a community of Orang Asli who call the forest home from pressuring the state government against degazetting the Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve.

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