Cameron Highlands by-election puts spotlight on pollution woes, squeeze on Orang Asli villages

White plastic roofs covering cultivated land have sprouted up across what was once a green landscape of rainforest in the Blue Valley region in Cameron Highlands.
White plastic roofs covering cultivated land have sprouted up across what was once a green landscape of rainforest in the Blue Valley region in Cameron Highlands. ST PHOTO: TRINNA LEONG
Seman Bahtom, an Orang Asli living in the Sungai Tiang village points out to the farm that borders onto the village area, leaving locals with only a small plot of land as the cemetery.
Seman Bahtom, an Orang Asli living in the Sungai Tiang village points out to the farm that borders onto the village area, leaving locals with only a small plot of land as the cemetery.ST PHOTO: TRINNA LEONG

CAMERON HIGHLANDS - Ahead of a by-election on Saturday (Jan 26), things are heating up in a tourist destination famous for its tea plantations and cool air.

Up to 32,009 registered voters in Cameron Highlands will pick a new Member of Parliament after an election court ruled that a Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate who won the federal seat narrowly in last May's general election had won as a result of bribery.

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