(File pix) The Pahang state secretary said 80 per cent of such sites were cleared after the Op Gading exercise in the area recently. NSTP/ L. Manimaran

KUANTAN: Land and District Office in Cameron Highlands regularly monitors areas where there have been illegal land exploitation activities, said Datuk Seri Safian Ismail.

The Pahang state secretary said 80 per cent of such sites were cleared after the Op Gading exercise in the area recently.

“I was told by Cameron Highlands District Office that only 20 per cent of such sites exist as the areas are being constantly monitored,” he said after chairing the State Disaster Management Meeting at the Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) here yesterday.

Muhammad Safian said he was also informed that the deaths of three foreign workers in a landslide in Cameron Highlands recently had nothing to do with illegal land clearing activities as the landslide occurred due to continuous heavy rain.

Commenting on the state’s flood preparation, Muhammad Safian said 664 relief centres had been identified despite the fact that this year’s floods was not expected to be as bad as last year.

He said a total of 99 high-risk slopes had also been identified, with 147 roads expected to be cut off involving 86 federal roads, 54 state roads and seven village roads. -- Bernama

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