2 companies acquitted of illegal logging in forest reserve

THE Sandakan Sessions Court today acquitted two logging companies on a charge of illegal logging in a forest reserve in Tongod from 2016 to 2017.

Judge Darmafikri Abu Adam, in his judgment after the defence wrapped up its arguments, said the court found the two companies, Maxwell Sdn Bhd and Better Green Sdn Bhd, had succeeded in raising reasonable doubt against the prosecution’s case and therefore, acquitted and discharged both the companies.

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