Illegal loggers face fines of up to RM1mil after amendments to National Forestry Act passed

KUALA LUMPUR: Illegal loggers may face a minimum of five to 20 years in jail and fines of up to RM1mil following moves to better protect the nation's forest reserves.

This comes after the government tabled proposed amendments to the National Forestry Act 1984 to increase penalties for a slew of offences involving forest reserves.

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