In its Fight against Floods, Penang needs to Stop Hillside Developments

In its Fight against Floods, Penang needs to Stop Hillside Developments

Large parts of Penang are prone to occasional flooding. Climate change makes weather patterns more erratic and exposes tropical islands like Penang to increased risks of severe flooding. There’s next to nothing people on Penang can do about climate change, which is a global phenomenon and needs a global response….

Tapirs end up as Roadkill … Again

Tapirs end up as Roadkill … Again

The road carnage must stop. Shortly after an adult elephant died after being hit by a tour bus on the East-West Highway in Perak, two Malayan tapirs suffered a similar fate when a passing car barreled into the animals at high speed on a carriageway in Pahang. The two Malayan…

‘Teach children’ to Love Animals

‘Teach children’ to Love Animals

Malaysians need to reevaluate their views of animals. Animals aren’t unfeeling and unthinking brutes as many people may take them to be. Rather, they’re sentient beings and ought to be treated as such. “Many humans today have yet to reach what we call ‘civilised thinking’ level when it comes to…

E-waste Recycling will get a much-needed Boost in Malaysia

E-waste Recycling will get a much-needed Boost in Malaysia

Malaysians are hardly slackers when it comes to waste. The country’s citizens produce loads and loads of it. And that includes e-waste, of which Malaysians produce a million ton each year. Much of such waste contains environmentally hazardous materials and when they end up in landfills they often continue to…

Keeping an Eye on Online Traffickers

Keeping an Eye on Online Traffickers

Back in the day (a few years ago) wildlife traffickers operated largely in the shadows. No more. Thanks to the immense popularity of social media, they have come out into the open in order to peddle endangered species on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp and LINE. By doing so, they can…

Bauxite Ban could be Extended Again

Bauxite Ban could be Extended Again

Come June 15, bauxite mining will resume in Pahang. Or maybe not. The federal government is mulling extending the temporary ban further still to allow more time for operators and state officials to comply with more rigorous rules and regulations. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that are being currently designed and…

The fate of Malaysia’s Wildlife ‘is in Your Hands’

The fate of Malaysia’s Wildlife ‘is in Your Hands’

Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar has been in the news lately and for all the right reasons. He’s warned Malaysians of the climatic threat facing the nation’s scenic coral reefs and has issued a call on citizens to better protect their nation’s endangered species by refusing to engage in any…