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NGO Says The Development of Pahang State Parks Corporation Could Endanger Forests & Biodiversity

today26 August 2021

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(source: Rompinpark.my)

The Pahang State Parks Corporation Bill just passed in the Pahang legislative assembly today (26 Aug) and some have already voiced their concerns.

According to Malaysiakini, the environmental group Malaysian Nature Society said that the project could endanger the state’s protected forests and biodiversity.

MNS Pahang chairperson Noor Jehan Abu Bakar said that the bill, which allows the development of a powerful Pahang State Parks Corporation, does not address issues of conservation.

β€œThis is extremely dangerous, as it would expose the state parks to serious risk of unsustainable development and resource exploitation,” she said.

(source: Malaysian Nature Society)

The bill’s Section VI states that the local authorities will from time to time decide which areas will be included or excised as state parks, and placed under the governance of the Pahang State Parks Corporation.

However, the process of which…

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Written by: Karissa Lund