FORMATION OF THE STANDARDS REVIEW COMMITTEE (SRC) – REVIEW OF MC&I(NATURAL FOREST)

MTCC as the Secretariat of the review process facilitated the formation of the multi-stakeholder Standards Review Committee (SRC). The SRC serves as the “Working Group/Committee” for standards development, and has the overall responsibility in the review of the MC&I(Natural Forest). The 15-member SRC comprises representatives from the economic, environmental and social (indigenous people and workers union) groups, and the relevant government agencies in equal numbers from Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia.

The formation of the SRC was initiated through a letter of invitation to the various stakeholders to nominate candidates to represent their respective interest group as member of the SRC was circulated by MTCC on 13 November 2015. Nominations received from a particular interest group were compiled and circulated to the stakeholders of the said interest group for voting in January 2016. 

As a result of the nomination and voting process, the elected Members and Alternate Members of the SRC for the various interest groups is as shown as in the table below: 

Elected Members and Alternate Members of the Standards Review Committee for Review of MC&I(Natural Forest)

REGIONSTAKEHOLDER GROUPMEMBERALTERNATE MEMBER
SabahIndigenous PeoplesNative Chief Saniban Bin Amphila
United Sabah Dusun Association
Sagoli Olid
Persatuan Suang Lotud Sabah (LOTUD)
WorkerEngrit Liaw Siau Fang
Sabah Timber Industry Employees Union
Apolinar Tolentino
Building and Wood Workers’ International
EnvironmentOmar Abdul Kadir
Sabah Wetlands Conservation Society (SWCS)
Vitalis J. Moduying
Environment Protection Department
IndustryRaymond Chiew Vui Leong
Timber Association of Sabah
Stephen Chaw Zie Shing
Sabah Timber Industries Association
Relevant Government AgenciesMusa Salleh
Sabah Forestry Department
Hamidah Bujing
Sabah Forestry Department
SarawakIndigenous PeoplesElbson Marajan Pengeran
Sarawak Dayak National Union
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ramy Bulan
Federation of Orang Ulu Associations of Sarawak, Malaysia
WorkerZaidi Buang
Union of Forestry Employees Sarawak
Lo Kian Nyan
Malaysian Trade Union Congress Sarawak
EnvironmentDr. Melvin Gumal
Wildlife Conservation Society (Malaysia Program)
Dr. Jason Hon
WWF-Malaysia (Sarawak Office)
Industry
Ling Kiang Cheng
Sarawak Timber Association
Ting Jack Hui
Sarawak Timber Association
Relevant Government AgenciesTessy Anak Nimos
Ministry of Resource Planning and Environment, Sarawak
Abang Ahmad bin Abang Morni
Forest Department Sarawak
Peninsular MalaysiaIndigenous PeoplesManolan Mohamad
Orang Asal Rights Activist
Suhaimi bin Mahmud
Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli (JAKOA)
WorkerMohd. Najid Shauqi b. Mohd. Sahar @ Ishak
Malay Forest Officers Union, West Malaysia
Abd. Halim b. Abu
Malay Forest Officers Union, West Malaysia
EnvironmentFrancis Cheong Fook Meng
Wildlife Conservation Society – Malaysia Program
Balu Perumal 
Malaysian Nature Society
IndustryGoh Chee Yew 
Malaysian Wood Industries Association
Dr. Eric Ng Kok Leong
Malaysian Timber Council
Relevant Government AgenciesMohd. Rahim bin Rani 
Forestry Department Peninsular Malaysia Headquarters
Shashiah binti Abdul Karim 
Forestry Department Peninsular Malaysia Headquarters

The review of the MC&I(Natural Forest) which commenced in October 2015 was placed on hold by the 71st Meeting of the Board held on 7 March 2017 to align it with the review of the PEFC Sustainability Benchmark. The review process was resumed following the decision of the 75th Meeting of the Board held on 6 March 2018.

Prior to reconvening the Third Meeting of the SRC, the Secretariat contacted all Members and Alternate Members to re-confirm their membership in the SRC. The updated list of Members and Alternate Members is shown in the table below:

Members and Alternate Members of the Standards Review Committee

Stakeholder GroupMemberAlternate Member
SABAH
Relevant Government AgencyMr. Musa Salleh
Sabah Forestry Department
Ms. Hamidah Bujing
Sabah Forestry Department
Indigenous PeopleNative Chief Saniban bin Amphila
United Sabah Dusun Association 
Mr. Sagoli Olid
Sabah Suang Lotud Association
WorkerMs. Engrit Liaw
Sabah Timber Industry Employees Union
Mr. Apolinar Tolentino
Building and Wood Workers International
EnvironmentAssoc. Prof. Dr. Berhaman bin Ahmad
Sabah Wetlands Conservation Society
Mr. Vitalis J. Moduying
Environment Protection Department
IndustryMr. Raymond Chiew
Timber Association Sabah
Mr. Stephen Chaw
Sabah Timber Industries Association
SARAWAK
Relevant Government AgencyMs. Tessy Anak Nimos
Ministry of Urban Development and Natural Resources, Sarawak
Mr. Abang Ahmad bin Abang Morni
Forest Department Sarawak
Indigenous PeopleMr. Elbson Marajan 
Sarawak Dayak National Union
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ramy Bulan
Kelabit Land Council
WorkerMr. Mohamad Ali bin Hj Yacob 
Union of Forestry Employees Sarawak
Mr. Andrew Lo
Malaysian Trade Union Congress (Sarawak Division)
EnvironmentDr. Melvin Gumal
WCS – Malaysia Program
Dr. Jason Hon
WWF-Malaysia (Sarawak)
IndustryMr. Ling Kiang Cheng
Sarawak Timber Association
Ms. Annie Ting
Sarawak Timber Association
PENINSULAR MALAYSIA
Relevant Government AgencyYBhg. Dato’ Lim Kee Leng
Forestry Department Peninsular Malaysia
Mr. Othman bin Deris
Forestry Department Peninsular Malaysia
Indigenous PeopleMr. Romani bin Mohamad
Malaysian Orang Asli Development Association
YBhg. Dato’ Ajis bin Sitin
Department of Orang Asli Development
WorkerMr. Mohd. Najid Shauqi b. Mohd. Sahar @ Ishak
Malay Forest Officers Union, West Malaysia
Mr. Samsul Kamal bin Buyong
Malay Forest Officers Union, West Malaysia
EnvironmentMr. Francis Cheong
WCS – Malaysia Program
Mr. Balu Perumal
Malaysian Nature Society
IndustryMr. Goh Chee Yew
Malaysian Wood Industries Association
Ms. Hamidah Abdullah
Malaysian Timber Council