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Sunday May 19, 2013 MYT 12:49:00 PM
Friday August 2, 2013 MYT 12:51:29 PM
IPOH: Less than one per cent of 4.7 million hectares of forest reserves in Peninsular Malaysia have been affected by illegal logging, according to Peninsula Forestry director-general Datuk Dr Abd Rahman Abd Rahim.
Describing the situation as under control, he said: "The illegal logging activities are very small."
Abdul Rahman said there were 5.6 million hectares of forest in the peninsula comprising permanent forest reserves, government forest land and privately-owned forest land.
"The forest reserves are managed by the Forestry Department, while the government forest land and those owned by others are not under our jurisdiction."
He said this after the launching of the state-level RTM 67th anniversary, International Forestry Day and World Telelecommunications Day celebrations by Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, here, Sunday. The event was organised by the Perak Forestry Department, Perak RTM and Telekom Malaysia Berhad.
Abd Rahman also noted that the government had launched the "One Citizen, One Tree" campaign in 2010 with the target of planting 26 million trees by 2014.
He was confident that the target could be met, considering that 10.9 million trees had been planted in Perak alone thus far.
Earlier, Zambry in his speech said that the state government targeted to plant one million trees in the next five years, and "better still if we can plant two million to three million trees within that period".
Also present at the event were Broadcasting deputy director-general Dr Ahmad Jailani Muhamed Yunus and Perak RTM director Kham Siah Hindon Md Said. - Bernama
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