Baram communities demand consultation in logging firm’s certification

Desmond Davidson

Save Rivers says the MCO enabled Samling Plywood (Miri) Sdn Bhd to avoid consulting communities in a bid to start logging activities. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 23, 2020.

AFFECTED rural communities in Sarawak’s Baram region are crying foul over the way 148,000ha under the Gerenai forest management unit (FMU) has been certified for logging.

They are now demanding the state government cancel the certification – a move that could deal a major business blow to one of the largest timber companies in the state.

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