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Forestry Dept To Get More Weapons

Last Update: 06/03/2018

GUA MUSANG, March 6 (Bernama) -- The Forestry Department will be getting more weapons for use by its enforcement officers during operations and raids.

Its director-general, Datuk Nor Akhirrudin Mahmud said the department was currently equipped with 106 weapons for use by its officers nationwide.

He said currently, Pahang and Selangor had the biggest number of weapons, while request had been made by other states for additional weapon.

He told reporters this after a ceremony on the appointment of 39 Orang Asli in Gua Musang as the Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM) forest rangers here today.

Also present was APM Chief Commissioner  Datuk Azmy Yahya.

Nor Akhirrudin said the Orang Asli forest rangers would assist the department, especially in providing information on illegal activities happening in the forest area in Gua Musang. 

Meanwhile, Azmy said Kelantan was the first state to have Orang Asli forest rangers. The first was Pahang.



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