July 23, 2018
Sarawak will no longer issue new timber licences
The Sarawak government will stop issuing new timber licences, due to the fact that vast tracts of forests had already been logged and it was difficult to restore them. As Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, said, "worse still is the stripping of the forests of all their vegetation by plywood factories operating deep in the forests, ostensibly to clear the land for the planting of oil palm. As such, there will be no more new palm oil plantation licences except for Native Customary Rights (NCR) land." Abang Johari stressed ...
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