The merbau is now Malaysia’s national tree

Published on 23 Aug 2019 4:26:43 PM

The merbau tree (Malacca teak) is now Malaysia's national tree.

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad made the announcement at the opening of the “Hutan Kita: Journey Through Our Rainforest” exhibition on Malaysian rainforests at KL Tower on Friday, and further reaffirmed Malaysia’s commitment to the Rio Earth Summit in 1992.