Based on a review of the District of Tanjung Jabung Barat (Tanjabbar)’s forestry regulations (Perda), our research highlighted the following fundamental issues:
Policy-making mechanisms need to be reformed because they have basic procedural weaknesses, unclear content and inapplicable policies, making implementation difficult on the ground. Therefore Tanjabbar District Government should conduct a judicial review, overview and evaluation of all its forestry laws and involve a wide range of local stakeholders.
District regulations should not contradict higher regulations. A local policy is contradictory if it regulates an area that does not lie within the remit of the district government, if its...