While green activists in Peninsular Malaysia are protesting the rare earth refinery that has yet to begin operations in Gebeng, Pahang, villagers living near an aluminium smelting plant in Balingian, Mukah, Sarawak, have been suffering in silence. How is the plant affecting the lives of local communities in Balingian? Should we be alarmed at plans for new plants?
SECOND to the panda logo, Datuk Dr Dionysius Sharma is probably the next most synonymous face associated with WWF-Malaysia. His career with the environmental conservation group has spanned two decades, beginning in 1990 when he started out as a leatherback turtle project officer in Terengganu. Dr Dino, as many call him, became WWF-Malaysia’s executive director […]
Who really caused Selangor to be in a deadlock with private water concessionaires over restructuring the water industry and ensuring that water tariffs would not be frequently raised?
KUALA LUMPUR, 29 June 2009: Representatives from an indigenous community have submitted a memorandum to Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) parliamentarians to protest the Pahang government’s refusal to gazette traditional Orang Asli lands. The memorandum today also protested the state government’s go-ahead for estate owners to open plantations on traditional Orang Asli lands. “It is our […]
PUTRAJAYA, 25 May 2009: Construction of a 44.6km tunnel costing RM1.3 billion to channel raw water from Pahang to Selangor will start on 1 June, and is expected to be ready in 2014. The project team director, Datuk Ismail Mat Noor, said the construction of the tunnel would be the project’s first and most critical […]
KUANTAN, 24 April 2009: Karpal Singh fell from his wheelchair as he was being carried up the stairs at the High Court complex here to attend a hearing involving Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob and logging company Seruan Gemilang Makmur Sdn Bhd here today. The Bukit Gelugor member of parliament who was also […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 27 March 2009: A weak earthquake of 3.0 on the Richter scale was detected at 9.46am in Jerantut today, the Meteorological Department said. It said the earthquake was located 65km northeast of Bentong, Pahang. Weak tremors were felt in the vicinity, it added. — Bernama
KUANTAN, 18 March 2009: Paya Besar Umno today asked Pahang Menteri Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob to step down as Pahang Umno chief in taking responsibility over Umno’s disciplinary board finding four of the division’s leaders to have violated the party’s code of ethics. Its head Datuk Ahmad Tajuddin Sulaiman claimed that the division had witnesses […]
Public can view EIA on water project KUALA LUMPUR, 14 Jan 2009: The public can view the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and the Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA) on the Pahang-Selangor raw water transfer project funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The Embassy of Japan said in a statement today the documents could […]
KUANTAN, 7 Jan 2009: The Pahang government is firm on its decision not to develop any project on highlands for fear of untoward incidents like a landslide. Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob said although there were ongoing projects on highlands in the state, they would adhere to the National Land Council’s (MTN) regulations. “The […]