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The exemption of royalty on rubberwood logging may have helped to boost commercial development of the agricultural commodity but it has also caused severe damage to the environment, with more problems brewing.
KUCHING: The state Forestry Department is determined to stamp out illegal logging in Sarawak through several advanced approaches.
MIRI: A group of village elders from Long Kesseh and Long Naah in Ulu Baram have lodged reports with the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) claiming that illegal logging is being carried out in forests earmarked for the proposed RM4bil Baram Dam project.
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has joined forces with several enforcement agencies in Kelantan to “clean up” the state’s logging industry.
KUANTAN: The massive landslide that occurred at KM52.4 of the Karak Highway on Wednesday is believed to be caused by uncontrolled logging at the Lentang Recreational Forest area.
IPOH: Less than one per cent of 4.7 million hectares of forest reserves in Peninsular Malaysia have been affected by illegal logging, according to Peninsula Forestry director-general Datuk Dr Abd Rahman Abd Rahim.
PETALING JAYA: Illegal logging in Sarawak is believed to have resulted in losses of at least RM100mil each year.
KUCHING: The state government does not condone illegal logging or any activities that intimidate local villagers in Melikin.