Malaysia Exports Illegal Logging
Malaysia has increased penalties for illegally logging their rainforests to include mandatory prison time. This is a welcome and much belated move. Now the Malaysian government should similarly crack down on the many Malaysian logging companies and individuals that are conducting illegal logging operations overseas. The Malaysian timber mafia threatens the existence of ancient forests in Papua New Guinea, Russia, Brazil, Cameroon and elsewhere. These violent and corrupt entities are no less deserving of hard time in Malaysia's jails.