Environmental activists want Perak govt not to extend land leases for quarries, mining sites in geoparks


IPOH: Environmentalists have urged the state government here not to extend the ownership and lease period of land for quarry and mining sites located within the Kinta Valley National Geopark and permanent forests reserves in Perak.

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) field officer Meor Razak Meor Abdul Rahman (pic) said this is especially so for quarry sites located at limestone hills, of which many sites had been declared as part of the Geopark.

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