Illegally logged Indonesian timber is reportedly still being shipped across the border to Malaysia despite efforts by both countries to stop the trade.

Fresh media reports in Malaysia suggest timber from Kalimantan’s national forests is being felled and transported to Sabah and Sarawak before being exported to international markets.

Indonesian sawmills are apparently sawing logs into blocks before shipping them by river or road to the Malaysian states.

Species including meranti and ramin are reportedly entering Malaysia at Sematan, Lubok Antu and Tebedu in Sarawak, with possibly as much as 100,000m3 of illegal wood being transported through Tarakan in East Kalimantan to Sabah.