Nature expert threatens to leave Mandai discussions

The nature community, including veteran wildlife expert Subaraj Rajathurai, believes the roadkills happened because Mandai Park Development did not take enough care to reduce environmental impact.
The nature community, including veteran wildlife expert Subaraj Rajathurai, believes the roadkills happened because Mandai Park Development did not take enough care to reduce environmental impact.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO

Following spate of roadkills, he says he will pull out if made to sign non-disclosure deal

A veteran wildlife expert has said he will pull out of environmental impact discussions with the developer of the Mandai nature precinct if he is made to sign a non-disclosure agreement barring him from speaking publicly.

Mr Subaraj Rajathurai told The Straits Times this following a spate of roadkills involving at least five native mammals in the vicinity of the work site, which borders the ecologically rich Central Catchment Nature Reserve.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 13, 2018, with the headline 'Nature expert threatens to leave Mandai discussions'. Print Edition | Subscribe