Hornbill Unleashed

November 5, 2013

Villagers living in fear of gangsters

theborneopost

  • The jungle within the vicinity of the water catchment area was cleared by illegal logging. The water catchment area is located nearby.

Local residents, plantation workers assaulted by thugs hired by illegal loggers, police report made to no avail

About 800 residents of eight villages around Melikin and Karangan Melikin, located in Balai Ringin, some 100 km from here, are living in fear of constant harassment by thugs who encroached into their water catchment area to log the area illegally. (more…)

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