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Plastic matters

Plastic matters

SELANGOR’S No Plastic Bag Day campaign recently came under attack in a report on online news portal The Malaysian Insider. The 9 Nov 2010 report claimed that “hypermarkets and retail shops” in Selangor have suffered up to 30% decline in their businesses on Saturdays since the Selangor government implemented the campaign in January 2009. In […]

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Why the government fears satire

Why the government fears satire

WHY is the government charging someone for writing a satirical piece? On 2 Sep 2010, Irwan Abdul Rahman, a Malay Mail executive editor was charged over a blog posting entitled “TNB to sue WWF over earth hour.” Irwan’s posting on his website Nose4news was below a huge banner with the words “The truth is out […]

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Malaysia joins Earth Hour lights-off

KUALA LUMPUR, 28 March 2009: Malaysia plunged into darkness tonight with many of its famous landmarks and skyscrapers switching off to mark Earth Hour. Tens of thousands of households and businesses nationwide joining millions others across the globe in solidarity to turn off non-essential lights for the one hour campaign aimed at raising awareness on […]

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Lights out for the world

Lights out for the world

(Pic by raja4u / sxc.hu) DON’T be alarmed if some of your neighbours’ homes and landmarks like the KL Tower stand in darkness for one hour from 8.30pm on Saturday, 28 March 2009. In other cities across the globe, there will be a similar lights-out at the respective local time. They’re all participating in Earth […]

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