NSTnation 'We will maintain forest and ecosystem which is quite similar (to KLNFR)'
SHAH ALAM: Forty per cent of the Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve (KLNFR) has degraded due to fire and encroachment, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari said.Due to this, he said the state government was of the view that the area was more suitable for development, in line with the surrounding projects and the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL). "In exchange for degazetting some 930ha of the green lung, the state government is planning to gazette a bigger piece of land for forest reserve - two in Sungai Panjang (Sabak Bernam district), along with Kuala Selangor and Ampang Pecah. “We plan to gazette (a total of) 1,092.65 ha lands (in the four areas). "We will maintain forest and ecosystem which is quite similar (to KLNFR)," he told reporters here today. Amirudin said the state government would ensure that it maintained 30 per cent forest reserve in Selangor. He said the new forest reserves could also merge with the Raja Muda Musa peat forest, the largest in the peninsula. According to Amiruddin, the issue of Orang Asli's rights should not arise as their villages were taken out from the degazettement plan. He said the degazettement was now in public objection stage, the second of eight processes which would end on March 5. Related stories Read more: New Straits Times
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This land is my land | The Malaysian InsightTHE Orang Asli in Kuala Langat, Selangor, are up in arms over the Selangor government&8217;s plans to degazette 930ha o... This, however, has been brushed off by the local district office, which told them simply that the land overlaps with state-owned land. Get the full story: