Malaysia: Entrusted to protect but instead destroy is called Pagar Makan Paddy

Pagar Makan Paddy: It simply means “Fence Eating Paddy”. A Malay
proverb to depict that someone who was entrusted to protect but
instead destroy what they are suppose to protect.Long long time ago,
there was a forest reserve in Penang, being declared a protected
national park. Much development have taken place since. I would say,
that most of the development were to cater for influx of mass tourism.

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Long long time ago, there was a forest reserve in Penang, being
declared a protected national park. Much development have taken place
since. I would say, that most of the development were to cater for
influx of mass tourism. Here are some facts that are changing that
park. 1) Sometime last year the park was closed after dark. This
enable illegal foreigners to sneak into Penang from the west coast of
the island. God knows what damages these foreigners will do to the
flora and fauna. 2) Huge Tongkat Ali trees along the trail to Pantai
Kerachut have mysteriously disappear. It is difficult to see large
crab in the meromictic lake at Pantai Kerachut anymore.

What else is
missing could not be ascertained. How do they take out these trees and
crabs when guards were stationed at the entrance? Pagar makan padi? 3)
Foreign workers working on development projects are affecting the
fauna and flora of the park. They were seen putting up mist net to
catch birds and bats. 4) People who manned the park are not protecting
the park as per se but merely “working for a salary”. — Many of the
staff and rangers are from other part of the country, they are not
locals. Incompetency! I just hope that I can turn back the clock and
put the park into its original status – just Pantai Acheh Forest
Reserve, where the local forestry people could do a better job. Being
a park really speed up its demise. Sad.
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