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PETALING JAYA: A coalition of organisations and individuals working to protect the 160,000ha Greater Ulu Muda Forest has expressed concern over an announcement by Mentri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor that they need to allow logging to avoid legal claims amounting to RM1.5bil.
PETALING JAYA: Water from Sungai Muda, which originates from the Greater Ulu Muda Forest, is a shared resource and neither Kedah nor Penang can claim exclusive rights over the river, say conservation groups.
THE Kedah state government’s rush to resume logging activities in the Greater Ulu Muda Forest and the Terengganu state government’s decision to degazette the Belara Forest Reserve to make way for plantations are proof that politicians are incapable of thinking of the long-term consequences of their decisions or prioritising the future of the planet and country.
A TOTAL of 22 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are calling on the Kedah government to urgently address recent occurrences of deforestation activities at a 35ha plot within the Greater Ulu Muda Forest.
An ancient forest supplies vital water to two states – so why are people cutting down its trees?
A letter from MEENAKSHI RAMAN, President, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM),
ALOR SETAR: Kedah has announced it will stop logging at the Ulu Muda Forest Reserve, which is crucial to the water supply of Kedah and Penang.
GEORGE TOWN: Two of Penang’s dams are almost full with the recent rains in the northern region, yet Kedah’s Muda Dam is still less than half full.
An ancient forest supplies vital water to Penang and Kedah – so why are people cutting down its trees?