Perak suspends logging on Temiar land

Diyana Ibrahim

A lawyer representing the Temiar in northeastern Perak says he will proceed with a civil suit to declare that the tribe has a right to their ancestral land to put a stop to logging in the area once and for all. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 26, 2020.

PERAK has halted logging in forests claimed by Orang Asli in Hulu Chepam after the activity resumed under relaxed movement controls.

David Gurupatham, a lawyer representing the Temiar in the state’s northeast, said the order to cease logging was issued by the state Forestry Department on Wednesday.

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