Harsher penalties for forest criminals


Reports by MARTIN CARVALHO, FATIMAH ZAINAL and ASHLEY TANG

Culprits convicted of plundering, damaging or starting fires in the nation’s forest reserves will be punished with heavier fines and longer jail terms.

Illegal loggers, for instance, are looking at a minimum of five to 20 years in jail and fines of up to RM1mil if convicted.

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