Trees are treasures worth protecting

FROM TAN SRI DR SALLEH MOHD NOR Former director-general of FRIM and past president of Malaysian Nature Society

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26/4/2022 7:16:00 AM

'Local authorities must be reminded that urban roadside trees have various important functions, hence they must be managed rather than cut down.' - Tan Sri Dr Salleh Mohd Noor

FROM TAN SRI DR SALLEH MOHD NOR Former director-general of FRIM and past president of Malaysian Nature Society

Photo courtesy of the writer.I AM truly aghast and downright ashamed, and also disappointed with the local authorities – in this case the Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) – at the way they treat roadside trees in areas under their jurisdiction.Late last year, MPS had at least 10 beautiful Khaya ivorensis trees along the KL-Gombak road approaching the Gombak-Batu Caves junction cut down.

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Stumped by fuss about lifting of mask mandate Photo courtesy of the writer. I AM truly aghast and downright ashamed, and also disappointed with the local authorities – in this case the Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) – at the way they treat roadside trees in areas under their jurisdiction. Late last year, MPS had at least 10 beautiful Khaya ivorensis trees along the KL-Gombak road approaching the Gombak-Batu Caves junction cut down. {{item.header}}