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High time to say ‘tidak boleh’


I READ with great interest but no surprise at all the report on the flooding in Kuala Gandah (pic), “Flooding forces closure of elephant sanctuary” (The Star, May 10).

For the past two years, the people there, particularly the local Chewong tribe and staff at the sanctuary, had been noticing the change of colour in the river after heavy rain. There were whispers about illegal gold mining activities going on upstream in the areas bordering the Krau Wildlife Game Reserve, one of the richest biodiversity valleys of rainforest in peninsular Malaysia.

   

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