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A tractor hulls a load of oil palm bunches at a plantation in Malaysia. Pic: AP.

Satellite images show Malaysia deforestation faster than all of Asia

By Tue, Feb 21, 2012 1:23PM UTC Comments Off A tractor hulls a load of oil palm bunches at a plantation in Malaysia. Pic: AP.

AN article appearing on a US-based Internet newspaper claims that Malaysia is destroying its forests three times faster than all Asia combined, for palm oil plantations. According to The Huffington Post, a report commissioned by the Netherlands-based Wetlands International said Malaysia is uprooting an average of 2% of its rainforests in Sarawak every year, its...