When we talk about promoting Malaysia, we think about landmarks like KLCC and the KL Tower but also the more natural icons like the rafflesia and the hornbill. But do they convey the spirit and culture of this country well enough? Produced by: Loo Juosie, Julian Yap Presented by: Kelvin Yee, Aiman Rashad Source: https://www.bfm.my/podcast/evening-edition/101/malaysia-represent-icons-that-represent-malaysia
River pollution has often resulted in water supply to treatment plants being interrupted. PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) says it is not necessary to set up a new agency to govern rivers in the country as there are many existing agencies the government can make use of. “We have too many already and if they are functioning properly, there won’t be a problem,” MNS president Ahmad Ismail said. Ahmad was commenting on a proposal by National Water Services Commis
The Lynas rare earths processing plant at the Gebeng industrial estate in Kuantan. (Bernama pic) PETALING JAYA: An environmentalist has asked the government to explain what it will do if Lynas Corp fails to meet the conditions it has set for extending the company’s licence to operate its rare earths processing factory in Gebeng. “How will Lynas be penalised?” said Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam Malaysia (Peka) president Shariffa Sabrina Syed Akil in an interview with FMT.
PETALING JAYA: An environmentalist has called for a stop to logging in the parts of the Belum-Temenggor forest complex where it is currently allowed, saying it is the biggest threat facing wildlife, particularly the endangered Malayan tiger. “Belum-Temenggor is large and tigers need big areas in which to roam,” said Andrew Sebastian, the CEO of the Malaysian Eco-tourism and Conservation Society. The forest complex comprises the Royal Belum State Park and the Temenggor, Amanja
PETALING JAYA: As the forest fires in Sumatra rage on, Malaysian activists are calling on the people to be more aware of protecting the environment. Indonesian authorities have declared an emergency in six provinces in Sumatra and have deployed military and police personnel to combat the forest fires. The six are Riau, South Sumatra, West Kalimantan, Jambi, South Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan. Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam Malaysia (Peka) president Puan Sri Shariffa