The ‘sign’ is revealed in satellite images obtained by malaysiakini of a virgin forest given to the ruling Umno party in Pahang that has been systematically logged over the past years.
What is left now is a huge oblique patch - about 60 sq km in size - visible from space.
The bright green plot, as seen in the satellite photos, is what was once 10,000 acres of virgin peat swamp forest in southeast Pahang, which had been methodically clear-felled.
On paper, the Umno Pahang land should be about 40 sq km, but it appears to be closer to 60 sq km in the satellite images.
Industry sources said this could be because loggers might have encroached into the neighbouring forest reserve and wiped out a large slice of the protected wetland.