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Pahang forest dept denies wood debris pile was due to logging at forest reserve

An aerial check using drones found no logging activities at the Lentang Forest Reserve, government land and alienated land near Jalan Bentong-Karak and the Sri Telemong Bridge in Bentong.

The Pahang Forestry Department, in a statement yesterday, said that checks at both locations found that wood waste scattered on the road and bridge which was linked to logging activities on social media, was actually debris from the water surge incident in Sungai Temeriak, Sungai Kerau and Sungai Timbul on Dec 18.

“Our checks found that the water surge incident in the two locations started at the Lentang Forest Reserve due to continuous heavy rain for...

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