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Environmentalists fume over S'gor MB's remarks on degazetting forest

Several environmentalist groups have expressed anger and dismay over Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari's determination in considering the plan to degazette 931 hectares of peat forest in the Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve to make way for development.

In an interview with Malaysiakini earlier this week, Amirudin stressed that the state government was looking to ensure that development continues in the area while still preserving an ample size of the forest and taking into account the Orang Asli communities living there...

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