Consult Orang Asli before logging, senator tells Putrajaya

Ravin Palanisamy

Members of the Tasek Cunex Orang Asli tribe next to a blockade torn down by loggers in Gerik, Perak, last July. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 19, 2020.

LOGGING in tribal lands should be reviewed and discussed before work is carried out, said Senator Manolan Mohamad who represents the Orang Asli in the Dewan Negara.

Putrajaya must be more transparent and hold dialogues with natives before carrying out such works, as their livelihoods are affected, he said.

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