In the Editorial it is already stressed that the rapid disappearance of forest reserves, especially in the Malayan lowland, is an ugly feature in the development of Malaysia. Replacement of unique biocoenosis by oil palm, rubber, and other crops or agricultural land means destruction with finality. There is no doubt that future generations will deplore this and at the same time blame us for lack of foresight. Forestry services, though well aware of this urgent problem, have not the final say in the destination of land. But it is of great interest to hear what they say. Therefore the Editorial of the Malayan Forester of October 1967 (editor Mr. S.T. Mok) is reproduced here, followed by some quotations from an article by Mr. F.S.P. Ng, in the same journal.