hutan 森林 காடு forests
Many different names to call what is one of the world’s most complex ecosystems, and many more different ideas of what it means.
Here is a growing collection of how Malaysians feel about our forests.
These voices will feature in upcoming stories on forest use. Stay tuned.
Amin Mokhtar – third generation logger, Kedah [19/6/2020]
Elizabeth Wong – Selangor state assemblywoman (2008- ) [1/6/2020]
Balu Perumal – head of conservation, Malaysian Nature Society [12/5/2020]
Wan Razali W.M. – former deputy-director general, Forest Research Institute Malaysia [11/5/2020]
Ng It How – oil palm smallholder, Johor [16/6/2020]
Goh Chee Yew – former logger, now sawmill owner [1/6/2020]
Grippin Anak Akeng – deputy director, Forestry Department Pahang [20/5/2020]
Siti Syaliza Mustapha – forest management manager, Malaysian Timber Certification Council [30/5/2020]
Chow Wai Yeong – logger, Johor [15/6/2020]
Jessie Ooi – regional coordinator for accreditation of sustainability initiatives, Kuala Lumpur [20/11/2020]
Nuradilla Mohamad Fauzi – geneticist, Kuala Lumpur [19/11/2020]
This project was started with help from a grant awarded to Macaranga by the Pulitzer Centre Southeast Asia Rainforest Journalism Fund.