I was privileged to attend a training last week which had as one of its eminent speakers, the very inspiring Right Honorable Mr. Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum; the Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak. Sharing his passion on the environment he regaled the audience with stories fro ...
As I write this article, it is the 22 April 2016. It is Earth Day and in many parts of the world events are taking place to mark the day and to raise awareness on the many environmental challenges and needs that we face. 
Recently, an article caught my eye. Published in several online portals, it was reported that the Perlis Fatwa Committee had made a new ruling. This one was deemed as the first of its kind (unless you consider the earlier Fatwa by the Terengganu Islamic Authorities against poachi ...
I was driving along a stretch of highway recently, a huge one by all accounts, and I saw a car come to a stop on the emergency lane. Waiting for the lights to turn green as I exit the highway, I looked curiously at this scene, expecting a flat tyre or worst. Within seconds the dr ...
Earlier this month, I was at a meeting where around the table sat a group of like-minded individuals from different faculties of the university, each concerned for the environment and all keen to work toward creating a more environmentally-friendly campus. As we discussed the iss ...
This is the week of resolutions; New Year resolutions. Be it personal or professional, we make resolutions to address our weaknesses or work towards a goal at the start of each new year. Similarly, the Malaysian government have also made their own ‘resolutions’ f ...
The new Environmental Quality (Prescribed Activities) (Environmental Impact Assessment) Order 2015, P.U. (A) 195 ("2015 Order") published on 28 August 2015 revoked in its wake the old 1987 Order under the same name. This was said by the Minister of Natural Resources and Environme ...
Haze has been a part of our Malaysian skies for as long as I can remember. It is annoyingly consistent, coming annually or bi-annually to blot out all that is blue, staying for weeks to affect our health, and it is suggested (at least for this year) that it intends to hang around ...
A short time ago, I read an article in the STAR newspaper on endangered animal parts, being readily available for sale in traditional Chinese medicine shops throughout Malaysia. The article noted that having checked out 11 different shops from Kuantan to Kuala Lumpur (and even ac ...
I have this memory from childhood, I am sure hundreds of others share. On any given evening I would sometimes be told - "please take the rubbish out". Often, it would be my mum who hands me a plastic bag, plump and knotted to the brim with bits of left over dinner, usually wet an ...
I am sometimes asked the question, in very general terms, by exasperated environmental law students having just discovered the intricacies of a particular piece of environmental legislation, how the law never seems to protect the environment. That it provides for licences, yes; t ...
A man named John Rawls once said that, if one had to determine the morality (or the right or wrong) of a certain issue, one would have to first follow a thought experiment. Assuming one participated, he suggests that one would stand behind a curtain, a barrier he called the &lsqu ...
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