Environment ‘needs better protection’

Log jam: Logs scattered after heavy rains caused rivers to overflow its banks, taking them with it. — Pic by Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Pahang facebook

PETALING JAYA: Environmentalists are calling for amendments to existing forestry laws, claiming that logging was behind the massive landslides and floods that hit the country last month.

Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam (Peka) Malaysia president Puan Sri Shariffa Sabrina Syed Akil said the government should amend or improve the National Forestry Act 1984 (Act 313) immediately to protect the rakyat against “environmental criminals”.

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