21 March 2021 (Sunday) – Prime Minister YAB Tan Sri Dato ‘Muhyiddin Yassin has launched the Malaysian Forestry Policy in conjunction with the National Level International Day of Forests Celebration at the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Kepong Botanical Garden (KBG) this morning.
The Malaysian Forestry Policy outlines a clear direction including pragmatic strategies and action plans in meeting the new challenges of the forestry sector at the domestic and international levels.
|Muhyiddin delivering his speech.||Muhyiddin and Shamsul looking at the Malaysian Forestry Policy book.|
It is an inclusive policy that takes into account the interests of Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak towards achieving sustainable development as well as responsible and sustainable forest management.
The event, organised by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA), was attended by Minister YB Datuk Seri Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah; Deputy Minister YB Datuk Ali Biju; KeTSA Secretary General Datuk Zurinah Pawanteh; Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia Director General (DG) Dato’ Mohd Ridza Awang; FRIM DG, Dr Khali Aziz Hamzah; Sarawak Forest Department Director, Datu Hamden Mohamad and Sabah Forestry Department Chief Forest Conservator, Frederick Kugan. The event was also virtually attended by Menteri Besar and Chief Ministers.
|Muhyiddin watering the resak tree after planting.||Muhyiddin (left) and Shamsul posing for a picture after the tree planting ceremony.|
At the event, the Prime Minister and the KeTSA Minister also planted resak (Vatica yeechongii), which is categorised as ‘Critically Endangered’.