Villagers arrested for disrupting logging works

Arfaeza A Aziz

Modified 29 Jan 2008, 10:21 am

The police arrested 14 villagers when they tried to obstruct a logging company from carrying out its work o­n their ancestral land in Pahang today.

The men, aged between 23 and 40, of the Temuan community from Kampung Sungai Miak are being held at the Bentong district police headquarters and are expected to be taken to the magistrate's court tomorrow to be remanded.

When contacted, Peninsular Malaysia Orang Asli Association (POASM) Majid Suhut said he did not know why the men were arrested since the company had agreed to stop work pending negotiations.

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