Orang Asli under threat as loggers 'skirt' court ruling

Vinodh Pillai

Modified 8 Jul 2017, 5:12 am

A magistrate's court decision may have impeded loggers going into Pos Balar but they have now resorted to logging the surrounding areas, according to Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam Malaysia (Peka) president Shariffa Sabrina Syed Akil.

"The logging issue in Gua Musang has never been looked into and has now worsened," Shariffa told Malaysiakini.

In January, the Gua Musang Magistrate's Court ruled that a logging company cannot enter a disputed area in Pos Balar where a blockade had been set up as it belonged to the local Orang Asli community...

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