The Star April 15, 2016
TWO non-governmental organisations have urged the Sarawak government to end peatland destructions that are taking place rampantly there.
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and Friends of the Orangutans (Foto) said large-scale development and cultivation of peatlands were damaging tropical peat swamp forest resources and its natural functions. Click to read
New Straits Times April 12, 2016
GEORGE TOWN: Two civil societies have called on the Sarawak government to stop further turning peatland into oil palm plantations. Sahabat Alam Malaysia vice-president Mohideen Abdul Kader claimed large-scale development had damaged large tracts of swamp forest resources. Click to read
This is a video (in Bahasa Malaysia) made by KUASA, a local activists group residing in Perak, Malaysia. The Pondok Tanjung Forest Reserve in Perak is the largest peat soil forest reserve in the northern Peninsula. Almost half the size of the area is swampy and has more than 100 types of plants and 54 types of fish. Click to watch