Destruction of trees in Taman Intan Baiduri Kepong
DAP National Deputy Chairman and MP for Kepong Dr Tan Seng Giaw urges all concerned to take serious notice of the recent destruction of trees at the junction of Jalan Taman Intan Baiduri and Jalan Kepong -Selayang.
On 20.4.2008, Dr Tan visited the site where bulldozers were clearing trees, some of which might be 100 years old. Then, there was no signboard indicationg the nature of the works.
Recently, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) creates Heritage Park or Forest Science Park near the entrance to the institute. This adjoins the site of felling of trees. But, FRIM does not bulldoze the trees.
According to the Deputy Director of Operations of FRIM, Abd Latif Mohmod, at one time the above-said area was a forest reserve under FRIM. But, during the redelineation, it was given to an outside company.
The Selangor Government must investigate the matter and come out with a statement. How was the forest reserve surrendered to a private firm? What measures can be taken?
Dr Tan Seng Giaw