Xavier: Govt mulls amending laws to charge those trespassing permanent forest reserves

Published on 23 Aug 2019 5:23:36 PM

Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar said the government is looking at amending the law to charge anyone caught trespassing any permanent forest reserves.

Dr Jayakumar said that after the launch of the "Hutan Kita - Journey through the Rainforest", an exhibition on rainforests at Kuala Lumpur Tower on Friday. Adding that the ministry is looking at enforcing the standard operating procedures (SOP) which will be further tightened on degazetting of forests.

The Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister also said that the Orang Asli would be continuously engaged to safeguard forests as they are the "eyes and ears in the forest against poachers and those stealing our treasure".

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