Tebang, Tarah, Tebas: Perginya Hutan Besar
Bagaimana penyahwartaan terbesar hutan dalam tempoh dua dekad mengubah alam sekitar, ekonomi dan komuniti
Penerbit/Penulis: YH Law
Penterjemah: Adriana Nordin Manan
Penyunting: SL Wong
Diterbitkan dengan kolaborasi Rainforest Investigations Network, Pulitzer Center
Tarikh diterbitkan: 22 April 2022
(Hutan ditebang untuk ladang kelapa sawit di Jemaluang, Johor | Video oleh IMR Kreatif)
Cut, Carved, and Cleared: When Big Forests Go
How the largest excision in two decades transformed the landscape, economy, and community
Despite widespread protests, the Selangor government has excised parts of the Kuala Langat North forest reserve on 12 August 2021. This is a wake-up call to give the Dewan Undangan Negeri the power to stop excision, argues forestry consultant Teckwyn Lim.
The recent degazettement of Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve is a black mark on our democracy. The Selangor state executive council (Exco) headed by Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari gave the middle-finger to the Dewan and to the Rakyat.
It appears that the weak hands of the Exco can be twisted by powerful commercial and political interests. It is thus now time that the Dewan amends the forestry laws to limit the Exco’s power to excise forest reserves.
(Photo: A screenshot of the gazette published on 12 August 2021 announcing the Selangor Exco’s decision to excise parts of the Kuala Langat North forest reserve | Pic by YH Law)