This is my e mail to the Manila Times congratulating the Philippines for expending their natural forests (see : http://www.manilatimes.net/index.php/top-stories/12329-forest-area-expands-by-33-percent-in-nine-years):
Congratulations to the Philippines! I hope it is due to the hard work carried out by the Government and the people of your country - not by a hoodwinking method as proposed by the Indonesia's Forestry Department reclassification of oil palm plantations as "natural" forests (see the Jakarta Post website). What a joke!
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maketab Mohamed
Chairman, Malaysian Nature Society, Johor Branch