16 Feb '18, 2pm

800 Orang Asli set up blockades against logging, durian plantation near Gua Musang

KOTA BARU: An Orang Asli community set up three blockades at the Gunung Stong Selatan forest reserve, Gua Musang yesterday, to protest against a logging activity and a 'Musang King' durian plantation project at the area. More than 800 people took part in the demonstration, the first of such protest held this year. Jaringan Kampung Orang Asli Semenanjung Malaysia Kelantan chairman Mustapa Along said the three blockades were held in Cawas, Gua Cha and Pos Gob. "The blockade in Cawas is a permanent fixture while the other two are temporary. We have yet to identify the suitable locations to make the two blockades permanent. "We decided to do this because there's been a lot of permits being issued by the state government, especially in the Cawas area. "To us, there is nothing wrong with the state government issuing the permits but they must also take note of the impact such act...

Full article: https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2018/02/336207/800-ora...

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