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The doughnut of justice

The doughnut of justice

ECONOMIC development and jobs or toxic waste and radiation? The Lynas rare earth refinery in Gebeng, Kuantan was granted a temporary operating license by the Atomic Energy Licensing Board on 1 Feb 2012. Lynas claims its company contributes towards “sustainable development” and helps create jobs as rare earth materials are increasingly being used to manufacture green technology products. But [...]

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Is sustainable development possible?

Is sustainable development possible?

WHEN residents talk about development in an urban environment, the discussion primarily focuses on ensuing traffic problems for the existing neighbourhood. Developers would, in turn, talk about how they are bringing in much needed economic activity into the area to justify the project. Any discussion without a base framework to start from would invariably lead [...]

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What will it take to live sustainably?

What will it take to live sustainably?

IN this interview with BFM89.9, Green Drinks Kuala Lumpur initiator Steve McCoy, who is also founder and principal of consultancy Counterpoint, and Wild Asia advisor Toh Su Mei talk about what it will take to live sustainably. “It’s not an environmental problem, it’s an everything problem,” says McCoy who advocates thinking in systems about the [...]

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Free market fallacies

Free market fallacies

Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj, during his speech (pic courtesy of Parti Sosialis Malaysia) THE Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) organised a fundraising dinner at the Petaling Jaya Civic Centre on 9 May 2009 which was attended by some 600 members, friends and supporters. I was invited to give a short speech, and this is what I [...]

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