Overloaded trucks damaging public infrastructure and endangering travellers

  • Nation
  • Monday, 03 Aug 2015

Caught in the act: An alleged ‘lori hantu’ travelling in rural Sarawak. Photo courtesy of PRS.

KUCHING: A Sarawak Barisan Nasional component party, PRS, said illegal logging could still be rampant in rural areas, judging by road damage and sightings of lori hantu, the term locals use to describe overloaded logging trucks.

The renewed allegation comes half a year after the state government installed height barriers on roads leading to Bakun and Murum dams, and three months after a mammoth Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission crackdown against illegal loggers, which is ongoing.

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