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More than two years on, Tasik Chini area yet to be made a forest reserve - Malaysiakini

An area covering 4,600 hectares at Tasik Chini in Pekan, Pahang – said to have been made a permanent forest reserve in 2019 to protect its biodiversity – has yet to be officially gazetted.

Malaysiakini learnt that the gazetting has not taken place more than two years after the Pahang State Executive Council decided on March 6, 2019, to declare Tasik Chini and its surrounding areas as a forest reserve.

Pahang Forestry Department director Mohd Hizamri Mohd Yasin said in a statement last Sunday that his department would propose to the state to make the Tasik Chini area a protected forest after its gazetting is completed…