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‘It is all hot air when it comes to haze’
PETALING JAYA: There is always a lot of “noise” every year when the haze engulfs the region, but all the outrage disappears when the haze itself wafts away, say...
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RM50,000 fine not enough for illegal plastic waste operators, say NGOs
PETALING JAYA: Environmentalists have praised the government’s intention to increase the fines imposed on illegal plastic waste operations to RM50,000, however they said it might not be enough to de...
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Clouded baby leopard found killed in Kuala Baram forest fire
MIRI: Firefighters dousing the remains of forests ravaged by wildfires in the Kuala Baram district in northern Sarawak have uncovered dead animals, including a baby...
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Mixed reaction from charity bodies on IRB ruling
PETALING JAYA: While the Inland Revenue Board’s (IRB) decision to lower the donation reporting threshold to RM1,000 is unlikely to affect donations, it may be an...
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Nature lovers upset over China traders' "fortune-telling" birds
MIRI: Nature lovers here are angry that a group of traders from China who are selling their products at Miri Bintang Plaza Megamall are also abusing wild birds and collecting...
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Concerns over wildlife death due to forest fires
MIRI: Nature lovers here want accurate details of the casualties to the wildlife and animals caused by the recent forests that burnt throughout Kuala Baram district for 25 days.
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Green groups: Malaysians not against foreign investment, but Putrajaya can’t put profit over planet
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 — Putrajaya must scrutinise foreign investment and not put financial gains above environmental concerns, environmental groups said after the government warned against scaring of...
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MNS members want details on wildlife casualties from Kuala Baram fires
MIRI: Nature lovers here want accurate details on the casualties to wildlife caused by the devastating forest fires in the Kuala Baram district over the past 26 days.
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No need for special body to tackle river pollution, says MNS
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) says it is not necessary to set up a new agency to govern rivers in the country as there are many existing agencies the government can make use of.
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Let federal govt crack the whip, environmentalist says on forestry laws
PETALING JAYA: An environmentalist has backed the suggestion for the federal government to be given more clout in forestry matters, saying individual states are often seen as “toothless” in enforc...
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Consider bird migration route in development plans for Tanjung Tuan: MNS
ALOR GAJAH: The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) has called on the local authorities to take into account the routes of bird migration across the Straits of Malacca in planning development for Tanjung T...
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Shrinking home range causing human-wildlife conflict
MELAKA (July 29): Lately, there has been a lot of news about wild animals like tigers, elephants and tapir straying into human areas and causing conflict between the two sides.
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Shrinking home range causing human-wildlife conflict: MNS
MALACCA: Lately, there has been a lot of news about wild animals like tigers, elephants and tapir straying into human areas and causing conflict.
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Shrinking home range causing human-wildlife conflict, says MNS president
MELAKA (Bernama): Lately, there has been a lot of news about wild animals such as tigers, elephants and tapir straying into human areas and causing conflict between the two sides.
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Logging muddies Kenyir’s ecotourism industry
PETALING JAYA: The once crystal-clear waters of Lasir Waterfall is now full of mud allegedly due to logging activities, the Malaysian Nature Society has claimed.
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Review all logging licences, group tells Terengganu govt
PETALING JAYA: An environmental group, Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), today urged the Terengganu government to review all logging licences and operations of private companies.
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Amended law shows Malacca govt’s seriousness about environmental protection
MALACCA: The Wood-Based Industries (Amendment) Bill 2019 which was unanimously approved by the Malacca State Assembly on Tuesday is an indication of the government’s commitment towards preserving th...
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Going biological for a better way to deal with waste
PETALING JAYA: A new and better way of dealing with waste through mechanical biological treatment would solve many problems, according to the Malaysian Nature Society.
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Nestle gives back by cleaning up nine beaches
PETALING JAYA: More than 600 employees of consumer goods company Nestle Malaysia “invaded” nine beaches across the country last week.
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Shell Malaysia raises RM1.92 million for charity
KUALA LUMPUR: Shell Malaysia raised a total of RM1.92 million in its recent ‘Anda Beli, Kami Derma’ Raya Charity Campaign.
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Penang to probe land clearance near famed birdwatching haven
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government today vowed stern action on the culprits who cleared a large piece of land next to the Air Hitam Dalam Educational Forest in Butterworth.
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Still clueless in Pasir Gudang
JOHOR BARU: The authorities are still clueless over the latest chemical pollution in Pasir Gudang as they scrambled to trace and pinpoint the possible source.
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Pasir Gudang MP: Close chemical factories temporarily
JOHOR BARU: The government should look at the possibility of shutting down “high-risk” chemical factories temporarily instead of closing down schools and learning institutions during a chemical crisis, says Pasir Gudang MP Hassan Abdul Karim.
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More than 100 people from various organisations taking part in Gunung Korbu's scientific research
IPOH: Some 135 people are now trekking Gunung Korbu on a multifaceted scientific research expedition.
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New wave raises many questions
Have authorities learnt from sg Kim Kim and are factories being monitored?
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Elect to sponsor, not keep wild animals as pets
KUALA LUMPUR (June 15): Protected animals should be in their habitat and not kept captive as pets, said Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) president, Prof Dr Ahmad Ismail.
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After sun bear in condo case, public told to sponsor, not keep wild animals as pets
KUALA LUMPUR, June 15 — Protected animals should be in their habitat and not kept captive as pets, said Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) president, Ahmad Ismail.
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Lynas poses risk of another 80’s radioactive tragedy, says green group
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) has warned of a repeat of the Bukit Merah tragedy if the government exempts Lynas Malaysia from laws to control radioactive waste.
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NGOs question Malaysia's stand on global waste entry
KUALA LUMPUR (June 11): The entry of the world’s plastic wastes that is polluting Malaysia is an issue that should not be taken lightly.
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NGOs question Malaysia's stand on global waste entry
KUALA LUMPUR (June 10): The entry of the world’s plastic wastes that is polluting Malaysia is an issue that should not be taken lightly.
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NGOs question M'sia's stand on global waste
The entry of the world’s plastic waste that is polluting Malaysia is an issue that should not be taken lightly.
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NGOs question Malaysia’s stand on plastic waste imports
KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 — The entry of the world’s plastic waste that is polluting Malaysia is an issue that should not be taken lightly.
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NGOs question Malaysia’s stand on entry of global waste
KUALA LUMPUR: The entry of the world’s plastic waste that is polluting Malaysia is an issue that should not be taken lightly.
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Work with local councils on environmental issues, activists urge DoE
PETALING JAYA: Environmentalists have urged the Department of Environment (DoE) to work closely with local authorities to better monitor environmental issues in any given area.
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Environmentalists: Tapping underground water resources may lead to landslides and sinkholes
KUALA LUMPUR (June 1): Following Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources Dr Xavier Jayakumar’s recent announcement regarding the government potentially tapping underground water resources, env...
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Environmentalists against tapping underground water resources, warn of dire consequences
KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 — Environmentalists are concerned Dr Xavier Jayakumar’s recent announcement that the government is thinking of tapping underground water resources will impact the environment ...
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Donate to charity just by spending at any Shell station this Raya
Shell Malaysia is back again with another Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaign in conjunction with the Hari Raya season.
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Shell spreads Raya cheer to three charities
PETALING JAYA: In conjunction with the Hari Raya festivities, Shell is donating every sen for every litre of petrol purchased to three charities.
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Nature society asks state govt to find cause of black water, dead fishes in Malacca River
MALACCA: The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) has called on the Malacca government to find the cause of several thousand dead fishes and the reason behind why water in the Malacca River turned black rec...
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Groups: Manage and use fund wisely
PETALING JAYA: Setting up a trust fund where contributions can be used towards better protection of the environment is a good move, say environmentalists. However, it must have a comprehensive structure and guidelines to prevent misuse.
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For civil society, SM Idris’ legacy lives on in the activism he inspired
GEORGE TOWN, May 17 — For the past 50 years, SM Mohamed Idris led an activism movement that has championed consumer, social and environmental issues.
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Don’t degazette forest reserves, says environmentalist
KUALA LUMPUR: An environmentalist hopes the government will reconsider degazetting any more forest reserves in the country.
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States should follow Selangor’s example on how to de-gazette land: MNS
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) wants other states to emulate Selangor’s practice of consulting with the people before changing the status of its lands.
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States urged to find replacements for degazetted forests
PETALING JAYA: Conservationist Salleh Mohd Nor has called on all state governments to make it a policy to replace every forest reserve they degazette with an equivalent area.
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What’s going on at Titiwangsa Lake, asks environmentalist
KUALA LUMPUR: An environmental activist has urged Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to come clean on works taking place at the Titiwangsa Lake, some six months after the landmark recreation park was close...
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Don’t take the easy way out, groups urge Johor govt
JOHOR BARU: The state’s plan to relocate factories within the Pasir Gudang industrial area to other suitable districts have come under fire from non-governmental organisations and political leaders.
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Penang mufti decries Muslims’ unconcern for environment
GEORGE TOWN: The mufti of Penang has reminded Muslims that it is their religious duty to preserve the natural environment.
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How one quiet lorry sparked a toxic waste crisis
On the morning of 6 March, an unassuming tanker lorry trundled down a dusty dirt road in southern Malaysia.
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Toxic pollution in Johor - time to read the riot act
LETTER | Let not anyone play the fool and say that they are shocked with the Pasir Gudang toxic disaster.
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Look further and harder, group says on Sungai Kim Kim clean-up
PETALING JAYA: An environmental pressure group has urged Putrajaya to widen its scope of inspection at Sungai Kim Kim in Johor, saying authorities should scour the entire length of the river for other...
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Agencies, local authorities urged to step up monitoring of rivers
JOHOR BARU: Relevant agencies and local authorities should intensify monitoring to check pollution of rivers in the state.
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Agencies, local authorities need to step up monitoring of rivers
JOHOR BARU, March 16 — Relevant agencies and local authorities should intensify monitoring to check pollution of rivers in the state.
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Waste dumping not new: Activist
JOHOR BARU • Toxic waste has been dumped into Johor's Sungai Kim Kim in the last 10 years and not just in the recent incident, said Malaysian Nature Society vice-president Vincent Chow yesterday.
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'A ticking time bomb': River in Pasir Gudang has been dumping ground for past 10 years, says expert
JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The recent toxic waste incident in Sungai Kim Kim is nothing new as it has been a dumping ground for chemical waste for the past 10 years, rendering many part...
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Polluted river nothing new
JOHOR BARU: The recent incident in Sg Kim Kim is nothing new as it has been a dumping ground for chemical waste for the past 10 years, rendering many parts of the 13km river almost lifeless.
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Report: Malaysian Nature Society says project may cause landslides in Bukit Persekutuan
KUALA LUMPUR (March 14): The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) today said “massive landslides along the slopes of Bukit Persekutuan” may occur if a proposed mixed-development project on National Inst...
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Mega project may cause landslides in Bukit Persekutuan, nature society warns
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) has warned of massive landslides along the slopes of Bukit Persekutuan if a proposed mixed-development project on National Institute of Health (NIH) la...
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Stiffer penalties needed, activists say on environmental law
PETALING JAYA: Environmentalists have called for amendments to the Environmental Quality Act 1974, saying it is inadequate to deal with offenders and that better enforcement is needed against those wh...
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Don’t de-gazette forest reserve land for housing project, Selangor govt told
PETALING JAYA: An environmental organisation has taken the Selangor government to task over a proposed housing project in Gombak which will see forest reserve land de-gazetted for construction.
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Involve civil groups as monitors
MALAYSIAN Nature Society (MNS) Selangor is disappointed that the Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry has made the decision to lift the moratorium on the extraction and export of bauxite in Paha...
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Spearfishing mars launch of scientific expedition
ALOR SETAR: Seven spearfishing buffs showed how Ulu Muda’s resources were being exploited when they returned with a catch of threatened species.
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Bauxite mining still poses clear and present danger
LETTER | Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) Selangor is disappointed that the Water, Land, and Natural Resources Ministry has made the decision to lift the moratorium on the extraction and export of bauxi...
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Home to endangered ‘Queen of Underworld’ fighting fish, Johor urged to protect its habitat
JOHOR BARU, Feb 3 — Unbeknownst to many except for aquarium enthusiasts, Johor is home to one of the world’s rarest and most beautiful fighting fish, the Betta persephone — which got its name f...
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Plastic waste: importance of environmental conservation should not be ignored - MNS
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 17): The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) today hopes that the five relevant ministries will not ignore the importance of conserving the environment in finding the solution to the is...
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MNS calls for eco-friendly solution to plastic waste import issue
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) today hopes that the five relevant ministries will not ignore the importance of conserving the environment in finding the solution to the issue of impo...
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Tax companies that cause pollution, Johor rep suggests
JOHOR BARU, Jan 14 — A state lawmaker has suggested that Johor impose special taxes on companies that cause pollution and that the revenue be used to do good for the environment.
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Bottom-feeding fish sucking life out of Johor rivers, nature society warns
JOHOR BARU, Jan 14 — The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) has urged the government to look into a popular bottom-feeding aquarium fish known locally as “ ikan bandaraya ” that may pose a threat to...
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Ex-minister tells why environmental studies subject still needed
PETALING JAYA: Former natural resources and environment minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar has argued for the introduction of an Environment Education (EE) subject in schools, following remarks by an ...
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Work together to save nature
THE Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) Selangor branch would like to congratulate the Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin on being recognised as one of 10 peop...
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