Update on the Review of the MC&I(2002)

The Second Draft of the MC&I(Natural Forest) including the comments received from the various stakeholder groups obtained during the Second Public Comment stage, was subjected to three regional consultations in Sarawak, Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia. The regional consultations which were held in Kuching, Sarawak on 19-20 July, in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on 22-23 July and in Kuala Lumpur on 26-27 July 2010 were attended by a total of 35, 23 and 39 participants respectively.

The main objective of the regional consultations was to obtain further comments and feedback from the various stakeholder groups on the Second Draft of the MC&I(Natural Forest), to supplement the comments that have been received during the Second Public Comment stage, which was held from 10 March to 9 April 2010.

The consultations resulted in valuable comments and feedback received from the participants representing the social, environmental and economic stakeholder groups and the relevant government agencies in the three regions of Malaysia as reflected in the Records of Discussion of the Regional Consultations for Sarawak, Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia.

MTCC as the Secretariat of the Standards Review Committee (SRC) has consolidated the comments and feedback on the Second Draft of the MC&I(Natural Forest) from the three regions which will be tabled for the deliberation by the Panel of Experts (PoE) scheduled to be held on 27-28 January 2011, and subsequently for the consideration by the Second Meeting of the SRC on 16-18 March 2011, in line with the revised process and timelines for the revision of the MC&I(2002).

Should you have any enquiries on the review of the MC&I(2002), please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat (Mr. Yong Teng Koon and Mr. Mohd Faisal Jaafar) at 03-2161 2298 or via email at yongtk@mtcc.com.my or faisal@mtcc.com.my .