Pahang MB to leave land clearing issue to cops


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 05 Mar 2003

BY ZULKIFLI ABD RAHMAN

KUANTAN: Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob said he will leave it to the police to investigate a report over the clearing of land in Cameron Highlands for the shooting of a film. 

He said that according to a report lodged by residents of Cameron Highlands, which was sent to him by the district office, the 3.6m by 4.5m area was cleared to place a platform for the cameras. 

The filming crew knew the area was an open forest used for recreation or jungle trekking. 

The Forestry Department had conducted inspections in the area, when filming was in progress.  

The officers had checked to ensure that plants in the area were protected. 

“I have said before that the matter has been blown out of proportion unless the local forestry office is lying to me,” Adnan told reporters after attending the Maal Hijrah celebrations here yesterday. 

He was asked to comment on a police report lodged by a tour operator who claimed that the film company had destroyed several plants in the area. 

On another matter, Adnan said he would investigate allegations that some nightspots here had been operating beyond midnight.  

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