Save the Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve
In light of the recent proposal by the Selangor Forestry Department to degazette 97 % of the Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve (KLNFR), MNS has joined forces with GEC and TrEES to form a Coalition for the Protection of Selangor’s Forests. Joining us in the coalition are Sahabat Alam Malaysia(SAM), Centre for Orang Asli Concerns (COAC) and Persatuan Aktivis Sahabat Alam (KUASA).
Home to more than 2000 Temuan Orang Asli and critically endangered species such as Meranti Bakau, the Malayan Sun Bear, Selangor Pygmy Flying Squirrel and the rare Langat Red Fighting Fish and vital in combating climate crisis. If the state government proceeds with its proposal to degazette some 97% of the Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve (KLNFR), it could mean total destruction of the forest and its biodiversity, which would adversely impact the indigenous people who rely on the forest.
We would like to call upon all our members to kindly help us add voice to the objection by sending in your feedback to us. The objection has to be sent latest by 3 March 2020 in order for us to collate the information to be submitted in to the Selangor Forestry Department by 5 March 2020.
Kindly click this link to submit your objection:
Below would be some links for you to learn more about the proposed project and our current efforts to object;
- BFM interview : https://www.bfm.my/podcast/the-bigger-picture/earth-matters/why-not-preserve-the-kuala-langat-north-forest-reserve
- Click here to download the flyer in Bahasa Malaysia.
If you are from Kuala Langat, We need your Support!!
Here's how you can help....
For Members from Kuala Langat, we would very much appreciate if you could submit individual objection letters either to us or directly to Forestry.
Our campaign pack which can be downloaded from here contains the following files for your perusal;
2. Related newspaper articles.
3. Objection Letter(Surat Bantahan)template.
a)Residents from Kuala Langat are required to fill up their:
– full name;
– house address;
– Telephone Number (if they wanted to be called for public hearing);
– reasons of objection; and
b) With reference to the notice from Selangor Forestry Department and our experiences, the NUMBER of objection letter (surat bantahan) is the key to make a change. It will be considered as only one (1) objection letter (surat bantahan) when all the signatures are attached in an attachment format. Hence, each person is required to fill up their INDIVIDUAL WRITTEN objection letter (surat bantahan) by filling up the necessarily particulars.
c) The Objection Letter (surat bantahan) can be submitted to Director of Selangor Forestry Department:
– by fax (+603-55119961);
– by hand:
Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Selangor
Tingkat 3, Bangunan Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah
40660 Shah Alam, Selangor; and/or
– email: firstname.lastname@example.org
d) A copy of the submitted objection letter (surat bantahan) is required to be sent over to MNS for record keeping. It can be
– faxed to MNS HQ via (60)3 2287 8773; and/or
– mailed to
Persatuan Pencinta Alam Malaysia (MNS)
JKR 641 Jalan Kelantan,
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and/or
or email-ed to email@example.com
e. The resident must be 18 years old and above.
f. If you live in Kuala Langat but unable to do as above, drop us an email, as we are willing to provide you hardcopies of the letter which will then be collected to be submitted to Selangor Forestry.
You may directly contact MNS officer , Miss Ee Ling via firstname.lastname@example.org for further enquiries.
VOLUNTEER WITH US!!!!
We will be conducting a ground Group Campaign as follows and need your support;
Date: 29 Feb and 1 March 2020
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Area: Banting town, Pantai Morib and Jugra Forest Reserve ( To be updated regularly)
Target audience: General public from Daerah Kuala Langat
Approach: aims to inform public about the current situation and issues regarding the Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve and seek for their response.
a. This campaign is strictly voluntary basis
b. The group campaign will be held in public area ONLY.
c. Campaign packs will be provided to every volunteers.
d. Members of public whom agree to and express support will be guided to fill up the objection letter (surat bantahan)on the spot.
e. Every volunteer is required to wear the MYforest green T-shirt. Tshirts will be provided for those who don’t have.
f. Those interested can carpool with the MNS team. Please gather at the Malaysian Nature Society Headquarters by 8am on both days.
If interested, do drop an email to email@example.com for arrangements.