Communities within the Gerenai FMU were not properly consulted for the sustainability certificate, contrary to such claims by MTCC – SAVE Rivers is launching online petition to stop the chop
MIRI – In August 2020, Malaysia Timber Certification Council (MTCC), an organisation that operates the Malaysia Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS), posted a response on their website to SAVE Rivers’s press release “Certification Without Compliance” two months after it was published. In their article, they claim the report by SAVE Rivers was false, stating that SAVE Rivers does not understand the process involved. MTCC brushed off community concerns about the certification based on the assertion that they did not receive any complaints from those affected.
SAVE Rivers is a Civil Society Organisation which advocates for and empowers rural communities to protect and restore lands, rivers and watersheds through research, training and capacity building.