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This is the price of voting in a corrupt and greed government in Johor

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The value of a jungle is many times more than palm oil plantation. The forest may hide an unknown plant with curing power on AIDS or dengue.

Western nations shall put palm oil from Johor in import black list for destroying its jungles.

Last bid for forest reserve

By EDMUND NGO

Wiped out: Logging activities seen at the Bikam Forest Reserve in Batang Padang which has been prepared to plant oil palm according to SAM.

THE last remaining portion of the Bikam Forest Reserve in the Batang Padang district that measures about 401.43ha have been excised for oil palm plantation, claimed Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM).

SAM field work officer Meor Razak Meor Abdul Rahman said two months ago, he observed land clearing and logging activities being carried out at the area.

The trees were logged, drains were dug and lines were made on the ground, similar to those at conventional oil palm plantations.

“This is a very grave matter because the excision goes against the Federal Government’s 2008 ruling that forest reserves are not to be converted into oil palm plantations,” he said in a press conference in Batang Padang recently.

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