BFM: MALAYSIA REPRESENT: ICONS THAT REPRESENT MALAYSIA

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

FMT: No need for special body to tackle river pollution, says MNS

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 Commission (SPAN) chairman Charles Santiago to form a special body like the National River Protection Authority to coordinate the agencies and departments dealing with cases of river pollution. Santiago noted that there was no

FMT: Renewal of Lynas licence prompts questions from activist

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. The Atomic Energy Licensing Board announced yesterday it was renewing Lynas’ licence for six months on condition that it move its cracking and leaching process out of the country and that it identify a site on which to

FMT: Legal logging biggest threat to tigers, says green activist

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, Amanjaya and Gerik forest reserves. The park is off-limits to commercial activities, but certain sections of the forest reserves are production forests, meaning licensed companies can extract timber from them. A recent news re

Activists: We must not fan Indonesian forest fires

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 Sabrina Syed Akil said Malaysians needed to follow the latest news on the forest fires closely. She said that in the long term, member countries should review and prioritise the Asean Agreement on Transboundary Haze Poll

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