Posted by: ulumuda | August 11, 2008

Sarawak firm named in Kedah logging plans (NST-8 July 08)

ALOR STAR: A Sarawak-based company, WTK Holdings, has shown interest in taking part in the proposed logging activity near a water catchment area in Kedah.

Kedah Menteri Besar Azizan Abdul Razak said he received a visit from the company’s officials on the proposed logging last week. Read More…

Posted by: ulumuda | August 11, 2008

Dewan Rakyat: Pay the money, says MP(NSt-2 July 08)

TO log or not to log? It appears that the Kedah government is confused over its stand on whether to log at a water catchment area near the Ulu Muda forest reserve.

Yesterday, Pas deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa said the logging would not happen if the state’s request for an RM100 million compensation was met. Read More…

By ANDREA FILMER

GEORGE TOWN: Kedah should get a third party to review any environmental impact assessment (EIA) on proposed logging in the Pedu, Muda and Ahning dam catchment areas.

Penang Water Supply Corporation general manager Jaseni Maidinsa said the move would ensure the EIA prepared by prospective logging companies was not biased. Read More…

KOTA BARU: The Kelantan People’s Action Council will network with non-governmental organisations and environmentalists to press for a total ban on logging activities in the country.

Council president Datuk Paduka Ibrahim Ali said logging had a significant effect on the country’s ecology besides reducing forest reserves. Read More…

By : M.M.R , Petaling Jaya

KEDAH Menteri Besar Azizan Abdul Razak has said that he wants to make money from God’s timber gift in the Ulu Muda forest reserve. I strongly believe that if God has bestowed something on us, we should exploit its potential fully.

However, it isn’t always like that. Sometimes, we have to look a little deeper into the issue, especially in a situation like this. Read More…

ALOR STAR: The Kedah Malay Assembly Hall (DPMK) has urged the Federal Government to pay the RM100mil compensation that Kedah was asking for protecting its forest in the water catchment areas.

DPMK chairman Tan Sri Khalid Abdullah said the Government should also give the state allocations similar to those received by Barisan Nasional-led states. Read More…

ALOR STAR: Kedah Mentri Besar Azizan Abdul Razak will go ahead and meet representatives of a Sarawak-based logging company despite the controversy over his plan to log the state’s catchment areas.

“We must keep an open mind. The company claims it has the technical know-how to carry out logging activities without harming the catchments areas. Read More…

DAVID YEOW

The fallout between the DAP and Pas over the logging of the Ulu Muda forest reserve is symptomatic of the lack of coherent policies in the Pakatan-ruled states, writes DAVID YEOW

THE Ulu Muda forest reserve in Kedah, one of the oldest rainforests in the world, is under threat, ironically, by the very guardians of the state, the state government. Read More…

Posted by: ulumuda | August 11, 2008

Kedah tetap mahu tebang balak(UM-23 Jun 08)

ALOR STAR 22 Jun – Kerajaan Kedah tetap mahu menebang balak di kawasan tadahan air negeri ini meskipun pelbagai pihak termasuk Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang meminta cadangan itu dikaji semula.

Menteri Besarnya, Azizan Abdul Razak bagaimanapun memberi jaminan pembalakan di kawasan tersebut tidak akan menjejaskan alam sekitar dan bekalan air untuk kegunaan pertanian. Read More…

Noor Adzman Baharuddin

ALOR STAR: Some 63,000 padi farmers in Kedah and Perlis are angry with Menteri Besar Azizan Abdul Razak for his decision to log timber in water catchment areas in Kedah.

Their spokesman, Ahmad Radin, described the decision announced by Azizan on Wednesday as “an attempt to kill off our livelihood”. Read More…

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