MB: Not logging, but timber for road construction

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BENTONG: No permit has been issued for logging activities in the Virgin Jungle Reserve of Hulu Terengganu in Kuala Lipis near here, according to Pahang Menteri Besar Adnan Yaakob.

He said the State Forestry Department had issued permits for work to bring out timber for road construction. “Work to bring out the timber is also strictly monitored by the Forestry Department. That’s the information I got from the State forestry department director (Mohd Paiz Kamaruzaman), he added.

A conservation group, the Association for the Protection of Natural Heritage Malaysia has said that logging activities were being conducted in the virgin forest reserve.