Declaring ‘War’ on Polluters in Sarawak

Declaring ‘War’ on Polluters in Sarawak

Sarawak has long been beset by pollution. What to do? Clamp down harder on polluters. Or “declare war” on them, if you will. That’s according to he Bornean state’s Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. “We need to declare war on irresponsible polluters,” stresses Lee Kim Shin. “We need to…

Earth’s deepest Area is Heavily Polluted with Toxic Chemicals

Earth’s deepest Area is Heavily Polluted with Toxic Chemicals

Is there a place on Earth that hasn’t been contaminated by man-made pollution? There isn’t, it turns out. Take the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. At more than 10km deep, it is the lowest point on Earth. You would think that it was far enough from human activities to remain in…

To Stay out of Headlines for Wrong Reasons Malaysia must Clean up its Act

To Stay out of Headlines for Wrong Reasons Malaysia must Clean up its Act

Malaysia regularly makes global headlines, but in recent times it hasn’t been to the country’s credit when it did so. First, a double whammy of tragedies in quick succession involving two Malaysia Airlines commercial flights cost several hundred lives and plunged the national carrier into a prolonged crisis. Next, the…

Malaysian State Revokes Bauxite Mining Licenses to Curb Pollution

Malaysian State Revokes Bauxite Mining Licenses to Curb Pollution

In reaction to rising concern over pollution caused by illegal Bauxite mining in Malaysia, the state of Pahang recently revoked the mineral ore licenses of 34 contractors. Home to 1.5 million people, Pahang is a highly populous area that is also rich in Bauxite. The heavy metal is extracted in…