Loggers plunder jungles while attention focused on Covid-19


Sheridan Mahavera

A patch of the Bukit Larut reserve is being cleared for small-scale plantations and the culprits are known to the authorities. – Sahabat Alam Malaysia pic, April 4, 2020.

AS authorities focus on battling the coronavirus, environmental and indigenous groups are worried that loggers are taking the opportunity to plunder the country’s natural treasures.

They have already detected one case so far of illegal land clearing in a protected forest in Perak believed to have gone on during the first phase of the movement-control order (MCO) between March 18 and 31.


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  • Send in the drones to see where the illegal loggers are logging and get the army to go in to apprehend them and destroy all their logging equipment. Quick action is needed before they destroy all our forests and our eco system and our wildlife are all killed or displaced.

    Posted 1 year ago by Elyse Gim

  • Lets not blame it on Covid 19 and the MCO. I think this took longer than two weeks so it must have started during the Sheraton Move and all the political turmoil when the Menteri Besar and his team took the eyes off the ball? Let us see what the old politicians from the new government have to say.

    Posted 1 year ago by Loyal Malaysian