KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 96 cases of intrusion of state land in Cameron Highlands have been detected to date, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim told the Dewan Negara.
He said the intrusions involved 661.7ha of state land, 531.8ha of forest reserve, 5.38ha of orang asli settlement, 8.04ha of river reserve and 98.09ha of road reserve.
“Land is a state matter. Measures such as legal action and restoration of the land have been taken by the Cameron Highlands Restoration Committee under the Pahang government.
“Many people do not believe that Cameron Highlands can be restored due to excessive land clearing which has led to an increase in the average temperature,” he said when replying to a question form Senator Datuk Jamilah Sulaiman who asked about the land intrusion in Cameron Highlands.
Shahidan said the government would not compromise and take action against the culprits involved.
He believed the deployment of commandos in Cameron Highlands will curb the illegal intrusion. – Bernama