Archive for ‘Keratan Akhbar’

10 May, 2012

The green thing I do

I always water the plants, and I don’t frequently use air conditioning since it releases harmful gases. I also recycle paper.
-Norman John,12, PerakThe greenest thing I‘ve done was for a competition during the recycling day at my school when I was 10 years old. I made a Petronas Twin Tower using plastic bottles and aluminium cans. I won second place.
-Dheepan Perisamy, 16, Kuala Lumpur

Hmm…I guess this can be considered green. I got bored of my long denim jeans so I cut it into shorts and used the remaining bits as material for a bag I made myself. And I‘m still using it now!
-Alicia Foo, 16, Malacca

When trekking through the National Park in Pahang, I donated my remaining pocket money to the Adopt-A-Fish programme at the Ikan Kelah Sanctuary, which was established to protect the endangered gold-finned river fish.
-Goh Ni Kol, 16, Kuala Lumpur

I help my dad make our own compost. We really enjoy doing it. From piling up our vegetable and fruit peelings in our aired container to maintaining its moisture levels to finally using the black and powdery product for our vegetable and flower garden. The long process gets the two of us feeling somewhat content.
-Thulsimalar Shunmugathason,17, Malacca

I always sort the paper to give to the recycling lorry that goes around with ‘Sau Gao Pou Chi’.  I use both sides of the paper. I do not leave the tap on when brushing my teeth. I do not use the air-conditioner at night when it‘s chilly, and the list goes on. I hope these little actions will conserve and preserve our environment!
-Eer Kai Song, 16, Selangor

I cut down on my consumption of beef.The production of one kg of beef releases the equivalent of 36.4 kg of carbon, not counting the other harmful gases.
-Alicia Loh, 15, Selangor

When moved to a new house a few years ago, my mother and I realised that there were no trees around the neighbourhood. My siblings, my parents and I planted trees throughout the area. Now there are banana trees, papaya trees and even chilli plants in our neighbourhood.

-Patricia Anne Naikar-Roges,17, Kuala Lumpur

To tell the truth, the greenest thing I have ever done is just watering the plants and trees in my house garden!
-Ruth Kezia Hope Muthu,15, Negri Sembilan

I use rechargeable batteries and recycling newspapers.
-Bhavina Kaur,14, Kuala Lumpur

Article Source http://www.nst.com.my/channels/niexter/survey-the-green-thing-i-do-1.82249

5 March, 2012

Hill residents want report made public

They also question (DBKL) City Hall’s lack of open discussion on development project

MONDAY, MARCH 05, 2012 – 14:37 by Ikram Ismail

unite d in SUPPORT: Residents display picture posters during their support day gathering yesterday. Pic: ASHRAF SHAMSUL AZLAN

KUALA LUMPUR: The Joint Action Committee (JAC) for Bukit Gasing wants Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to release the environmental impact assessment (EIA) report on the proposed development on the hill. Yesterday, about 100 residents affected by the proposed development in Gasing Indah (on the Kuala Lumpur side) gathered to press their case, ahead of a Court of Appeal decision tomorrow.

The residents applied for a judicial review in the High Court in 2008 challenging City Hall’s approval of the development. However, they were denied the right to be heard and appealed against the decision in the Court of Appeal.

27 February, 2012

Himpunan Hijau 2.0 Nationwide success!

For those who couldn’t make it to Kuantan for Himpunan Hijau 2.0 gathered in solidarity at KL’s Maju Junction shopping mall in support.

Other cities that held anti-Lynas protests included Penang, Bukit Merah (Perak), Kucing and Kota Kinabalu.

Let us not forget, the “Asian Rare Earth (ARE) Plant” is still cleaning up its radioactive waste, after over 20 year from its plant shut down.  Residents stand in solidarity.

13 December, 2011

48-hour alert before floods

By ROY SEE WEI ZHI AND S.K. THANUSHA DEVI
FLOOD WARNING: Rainy season will serve as litmus test for newly-installed early warning system
Rural vs Urban
THIS monsoon season shall be the first real test for a newly-installed early warning and flood forecasting system which is a collection of software and weather apparatus.

9 November, 2011

MPKj adds RM4mil for infrastructure and flood mitigation

CHARGED: (From left) Kajang Municipal councillors Tan Boon Wah, Zulfikar Ali Ariffin, Ong Seng Peng, Lee Learn Eng, Steven Chan Jeong Hon, Lee Kee Hiong, ST Chandra Mohan, Cheong Siow Foon, Ng Tien Chee, Mohd Mohyiddin Mohamed Mesbah and Razaly Hassan outside the magistrate's court in Putrajaya on Wednesday. Ten of them were charged on Thursday under S47 of the Societies Act 1966 for wearing Bersih t-shirts during their municipal council meeting last week.

THE Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) will allocate an extra RM3mil for improving infrastructure and RM1mil for flood mitigation in next year’s budget.

Its president, Datuk Hassan Nawawi Abdul Rahman, said in this year’s budget, RM2mil was allocated for maintenance and upgrading of infrastructure.

“With new development projects, we foresee generating RM80mil from assessment taxes, compared with RM76mil this year,” he said.

8 November, 2011

Park to be upgraded – MBSA

By CHRISTINA LOW christinalow@thestar.com.my

THE three parks in Shah Alam designed to mimic Japan’s Hakone Lake in 1982 had not seen much refurbishment since it opened in 1985.Designed by architect Fumiaki Takano, the Shah Alam Lake Park consists of West Park, Middle Park and East Park.

Shah Alam mayor Datuk Mohd Jaafar Mohd Atan said the rain trees had grown very fast over the years and some areas looked dark.

28 October, 2011

Act now to lessen impact of climate change, Govt urged – CETDEM

Stories by RAHIMY RAHIM, EMBUN MAJID, LEE YEN MUN and JOSEPH KAOS

PETALING JAYA: An environmentalist wants the Government to take steps to lessen the impact of unusual rainfall due to climate change.

Centre for Environment, Tech­nology and Development Malaysia (Cetdem) chairman Gurmit Singh said it should prohibit development in flood-prone areas.

He said some developers build their infrastructure in low-lying deltas and coastal areas where floods occur.

“They must realise that a change in climate is already taking place and policies must be implemented so Malaysia will not end up like Thailand.”

19 October, 2011

Pusat kitar semula bertenaga suria sepenuhnya yang pertama di Malaysia di lancar

RABU, 23 MAC 2011 20:58 Oleh Shahfizal Musa Foto oleh Saliman Leman

BANGI  23, Mar 2011­­-   UKM melancarkan pusat kitar semula yang pertama di Malaysia menggunakan tenaga  bertenaga suria sepenuhnya lengkap dengan LCD skrin 32 inci dan pemain DVD.

Bangunan tersebut direka bentuk oleh penyelidik UKM  Dr Azimin Samsul Felo Penyelidik Institut Penyelidikan Tenaga Suria (SERI) dan Institut Alam Sekitar dan Pembangunan (LESTARI) dengan kerjasama Alam flora untuk tujuan kitar semula.

10 October, 2011

For A Beautiful Earth – MNS

A TOTAL of 2,000 saplings were planted within two hours of non-stop labour at Sungai Sepang Kecil, Sepang.

For the second year running, Estee Lauder Companies Malaysia in partnership with Parkson Corporation organised a month-long campaign, themed “Beautiful Earth” to reduce the use of one-time plastic and paper bags, raise monies to rehabilitate the mangrove forest in Sungai Sepang Kecil through its “A Bag for a Tree” project.

Over 120 staff, family members and friends from Parkson, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and Estee Lauder Companies, as well as members of the media took part in the tree-planting activity.

Hard at work: Zizan was one of the Earth Month Ambassadors who participated.

5 October, 2011

Award for Assunta Hospital

Going green: Assunta Hospital CEO Choy Wah Wei launching the recycling cabin.

ASSUNTA Hospital was the proud recipient of a prestigious award conferred by the Hospital Management Asia (HMA) at the 10th HMA Awards Night held in Singapore.

Assunta Hospital was proclaimed the winner for successfully implementing an eco-friendly working environment in the HMA award category of “Service Improvement for Internal Customers Project”.