ANWAR IBRAHIM MUST RESOLVE WATER POLLUTION AND DEFORESTATION ISSUES IN SELANGOR

By Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 20 Oct 2020

While Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, head of the Pakatan Harapan coalition is busy trying to convince the country that he has the majority in Parliament to become the next Prime Minister, the citizens of PH-run Selangor would rather he resolves two pressing issues, namely, the never-ending water pollution in the state and the Menteri Besar’s proposed degazettement of the Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve.

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Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve (KLNFR) De-gazettement Inconsistent with Malaysia’s International Environmental and Human Rights Obligations

We, representatives from various civil-society organisations, are writing to raise serious concerns related to the proposed development and de-gazettement of the Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve (KLFNR). Our organisations are extremely disappointed with the Selangor State government for the manner in which they handled the Town Hall Meeting that took place on the 29th of September 2020 in Pulau Carey to discuss this issue.

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