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Gerakan: State government fails to keep its word to gazette Pulau Jerejak as a forest reserve

PENANG Gerakan Youth has criticised the state government for not keeping its promise to gazette Pulau Jerejak in Penang as a permanent forest reserve.


Mangrove forest under threat from leachate spillage, says president

OVERFLOWING leachate believed to be from a retention pond at the Pulau Burung sanitary landfill on the Penang mainland into a mangrove forest and a ditch nearby has raised concern among environmenta-lists.

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Concern over rising peat and forest fires

KUANTAN: Both forest and peat fire cases are on the rise since February, says Fire and Rescue Department director-general Datuk Mohammad Hamdan Wahid.

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Luminous forest beckons explorers this school holidays

Families can look forward to splashing fun this school holidays.


Army to help Miri firemen fight forest fires

MIRI: Miri Fire and Rescue Department is expected to collaborate with the army in fighting forest fires.


Forest Dept: No timber concession licences issued

KUCHING: Occupational ticket (OT) licences and letters of authority (LA) issued by the state Forest Department are meant for land clearing for development purposes and should not be confused with timber concession licences.


MB: Pahang should receive allocation for forest conservation

KUANTAN: Pahang should receive a special allocation from the Government considering that the state contributes towards forest conservation, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob.


Mountain guides and villagers will be taught how to fight forest fires

MOUNTAIN guides and villagers living in the vicinity of Gunung Baling and Gunung Pulai in Kedah will be trained to handle fire-fighting equipment and to fight forest fires.


Forest park remains popular despite death of picnicker

DESPITE the death of an 18-year-old picnicker due to leptospirosis (rat urine disease), the Sungai Sedim Recreational Forest park near Kulim, Kedah, continues to draw plenty of visitors each day.


Forest fires may disrupt highway travel plans

MIRI: Goods transporters and bus and taxi operators are worried that forest fires will disrupt their travel plans from Sarawak to Brunei and Sabah.