Environmentalist Andrew Sebastian says logging at production forests diminishes habitats of wildlife.
The decision comes in the wake of a meeting between the menteri besar, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P Waytha Moorthy and the attorney-general.
The courts have repeatedly recognised the continuity of the Peninsular Malaysia Orang Asli’s right to lands and resources that they have held, based on their own customs, usages and laws.
Logging activities are destroying the Orang Asli ancestral lands, contaminating their water supply and depriving them of their source of food.
Malaysian Nature Society Terengganu state chairman Wong Chee Ho says pollution from logging activities has affected the income of local guides bringing tourists to Tasik Kenyir.
Police say the trio put up the wooden blockade to prevent access to loggers.
Activist group Peka seeks tougher laws and constitutional protection for the rainforests.
A thorough investigation will be made into possible contamination of water supply as well as logging and mining activities, says DPM.
Did the state government ignore the rights of the Orang Asli in order to reap the benefits of logging?
State has been lenient and will not demolish houses of those who illegally occupied land, says Perak MB.
Perak MB Ahmad Faizal Azumu says the issue has been sensationalised by certain NGOs that claim a logging company is bullying the Orang Asli community there.
Tijah Yok Chapil says her community may starve if logging continues.
An assistant minister also warns locals against supporting a campaign to stop a plantation firm accused of carrying out forest clearing near native lands.
Penang Water Supply Corporation calls on Putrajaya to protect the greater Ulu Muda area from further destruction following reports that logging is going on near dams and catchment areas.
Samling Group COO James Ho Yam Kuan says it has helped 172 villages by building roads and providing access to schools and healthcare.
This comes after a report claimed of illegal logging activities and environmental destruction in the state.
PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man says Perak is committing the same offence that Kelantan is being sued for.
Ahmad Faizal Azumu says halting logging activities could lead to many losing their jobs.
Orang Asli lodge another police report over felling of trees near their settlement.
Chief Minister Shafie Apdal says state government has not given out any licence to carry out logging or export of logs.
He also says he does not know how decision to allow the logging was made.
The villagers of Kampung Tasik Cunex claim a logging company and the Forestry Department are threatening them for protesting against the logging activity.
He says the oil royalty issue should not be used as an excuse to damage the environment by allowing logging activities to continue.
Sabah Forestry Department says rains that lashed the park on Aug 17 had uprooted 149 trees.