KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today announced an indigenous hardwood species the Merbau as Malaysia’s national tree.
The prime minister said Merbau was chosen as a symbol of national pride and to show the government’s commitment towards sustainability.
“I would like to take the opportunity to announce that the Merbau tree (Malacca teak) has been chosen as our National Tree. With its hardy nature, I believe that all Malaysians, can take the Merbau as a symbol of national pride.
“I hereby reaffirm Malaysia’s commitment to maintain at least 50 per cent of our land area under forest cover in accordance with our commitment made at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992,” he announced at the launch of the Hutan Kita exhibition at the Kuala Lumpur Tower here.
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