Minho announces temporary closure of timber complex

KUALA LUMPUR: Minho (M) Bhd has announced a temporary closure of its timber complex in Bandar Pusat Jengka, Pahang.

In a filing with Bursa Malaysia Thursday, Minho said the timber complex belonging to its wholly owned subsidiary, Lionvest Corporation (Pahang) Sdn Bhd have been temporarily closed by the authorities due to the Covid-19.

On May 31, Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah announced that another six cases were detected at a sawmill in Maran.

Following the announcement, on June 2, a team of government officials lead by the Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba, Noor Hisham and other officials from the Pahang State Government visited Lionvest Timber Complex to investigate the source of the virus infection.

“The Health Ministry has temporarily sealed off the timber complex for quarantine and disinfection process and all workers were sent to the quarantine center,” Minho said.

LIonvest Timber Complex comprises four sawmills, a plywood mill and wood fibre processing mill.

“The company wishes to inform that all mills in the timber complex are rented and operated by third parties. All the workers that were detained and sent to the quarantine center worked for the tenants,” Minho said.

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