Home > News > Nation
Tuesday July 8, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Tuesday July 8, 2014 MYT 9:12:20 AM
Fragile slope: The illegally cleared hill at the Kampung Raja-Blue Valley border in Cameron Highlands.
CAMERON HIGHLANDS: Security and uniformed bodies under the Defence and Home ministries may be holding their training exercises in forests to curb encroachment and illegal land clearing activities.
Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri G. Palanivel said he would discuss such a proposal with his counterparts in both the ministries – Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein and Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
“I believe that with the presence of the army, police or Rela, it can put off would-be trespassers in the forest,” he told reporters after visiting the Kampung Raja-Blue Valley border yesterday.
Palanivel had visited the area to check on recent land clearing activity there.
Speaking on behalf of some 100 farm owners, Chong Chan Kong, 33, said land clearing along the Kampung Raja-Blue Valley range occurred last Friday.
“The activities have started much earlier – since September last year. It stopped for about two months and then resumed again. In March, the forest was set on fire,” he said.
Tags / Keywords:
Environment, palanivel, cameron highlands, land clearing, forest, security and uniformed bodies, training exercise
Riau court jails and fines Malaysian plantation manager over forest fires
Tsunami drill mistaken for the real thing
M’sian jailed over forest fires
Two Myanmar men found dead in oil palm plantation
Seductive scent of an African
Cops arrest eight in connection with spate of robberies
Mostly business as usual in HK
Perak’s top farmers among 500 ordered to relocate
Cooking without borders
Malaysia optimistic over US visa waiver programme
Kajang badly affected by heavy downpour
France defies EU partners with 'no austerity' budget
Six district paddlers qualify for state final
Spook-tacular fun for Halloween
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)