Three hundred and twenty three thousand ringgit will be donated by the United Kingdom (UK) to Perak in an effort to save and maintain the ecosystem of flora and fauna in Royal Belum national park.

According to Menteri Besar, Ahmad Faizal Azumu this is among the efforts taken to help the national park which houses many endangered species like the Malayan tiger and elephant.

“After his brief visit, the British Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific, Mark Field and his delegation agrees that this aid will help to maintain the forest as well as raising awareness to the public about Royal Belum,” said Faizal.

The meeting was also attended by several state councillors where they discussed the chances of the UK and Perak working together in other fields such as education, health and technology.

“This gesture will be a start to help the endangered species in Royal Belum as well as create stronger bonds with Perak,” said Mark Field.

The discussion also marked Mark’s first visit to Perak ever since he was appointed in June last year.

Luqman Hakim