Kg Guling, Gua Musang, Kelantan

 
Kg. Guling, RPS Kuala Betis, Gua Musang, Kelantan

Site Coordinate: 4.9016612,101.81565469999998

Kg. Guling, RPS Kuala Betis, Gua Musang, Kelantan

 

I drove pass the reported location which is Kg. Guling, RPS Kuala Betis, Gua Musang on 9th June 2012 (Saturday).  There were at least six piles of neatly arranged timber logs on the bare ground at Kg Guling.  Each pile contained approximately 10 nos. of  timber.  The location, I believed, is a former matau/betau (log yard).  According to my local Orang Asli friends, the timber has been left on the ground for more than a year.  Those timbers were probably logged from HSK Ulu Nenggeri by ways which was not in accordance to the law.  Therefore, the timber cannot be sold or removed from the log yard.

I suspect that there are elements of corrupt practices in this case.   This is because had the timber logs at Kg Guling been obtained in a illegal way, then the logs would have been confiscated by the Forestry Department and the offender fined or charged to court. However, what happened instead was that the timber logs were left to degrade on the ground.