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13 May, 2012

Sawmill in Jalan Cheras sealed

Story and photos by STUART MICHAEL

AN ILLEGAL sawmill in Jalan Cheras, which has been operating for two years, has been sealed by the Selangor Forestry Department.

The officers from the department conducted a raid on Thursday and found that the sawmill had not submitted documents for licences.

Activity halted: A lorry laden with logs going to the illegal sawmill in Cheras. Inset: The workers waiting for their permits to be checked by the authorities.

The owner’s son, known only as Kiong, said they would be applying for the licence within a week,

The department’s assistant director (Enforcement), Mohd Yussainy Md Yusop, said the sawmill employed 12 Bangladeshi workers, including an operations manager, who was paid RM3,000 a month.

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