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BFM, Evening Edition | As the heat is turned up on durian plantations for causing the floods in Baling, BFM speaks with political economist, Khor Yu Leng and the Malaysian Bar's Kiu Jia Yaw

Thursday, 7 July 2022

They discussed the impact these plantations have had on the environment and the issues behind the way forest land is exploited.

Following the devastating floods in Gunung Inas, Baling, Kedah, the villagers are blaming durian plantations in the forest reserve areas.

BFM's Lee Chwi Lynn and Sharmilla Ganesan speak with -

  • Kiu Jia Yaw, co-deputy chair of the Bar Council Environment & Climate Change Committee

  • Khor Yu Leng, political economist of Segi Enam Advisors

on how our permanent forest reserves can be transformed into durian plantations, the impacts of such plantations, information provided by the authorities and accountability.

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