The green warrior fighting to save our forests

Gan Pei Ling

Shariffa Sabrina Syed Akil says some people in power treat our forests like ATM machines and do not think of the long-term impact of logging. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, January 18, 2018.

ARRESTED, stonewalled by state agencies and politely shunned by friends and politicians, outspoken environmentalist Shariffa Sabrina Syed Akil has colourful tales to tell of her thankless role as a defender of the forest.

Since setting up the Association for the Protection of Malaysia’s Natural Heritage (Peka) in 2010, Shariffa Sabrina has waged “war” against deforestation in Kelantan, Pahang, Johor, Selangor and Penang.

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