15 July, 2009


It was previously announced by Menteri Besar of Kedah that logging concession in Kedah would only be awarded by “open tender system” in order to maximize the revenue of the state.

As such, I would like to call upon Menteri Besar of Kedah, Dato’ Seri Azizan Abdul Razak to confirm whether there is any award of logging concession in Kedah not done through the “open tender system” and whether there is any conflict of interest in any concession award in view of certain allegations that has been highlighted in the media and blogs lately.

It is important for the Kedah State Government to clarify this matter or to set up an independent state committee to investigate these issues as it involves the integrity of the state administration.
Lastly, I would like to reiterate the stand against any excessive award of logging concession in Kedah and to stop any logging activities at the Ulu Muda forest reserves.