July 21, 2015
Call for ban on log exports in Malaysia
The Sabah Timber Industries Association (STIA) has urged the Sabah State Government to consider a total ban on the export of logs from natural forests to ensure all timber resources are fully-utilised by the local industry. STIA President, James Hwong, was reported by the local newspaper Daily Express, as having said there was enough local processing capacity to fully utilise the export grade logs and the industry was able to pay the international market price for such logs. However, Sabah Forestry Director, Sam Mannan, has said a total log export ban ...
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