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Day: May 8, 2015

Let Gurney Drive Be: Stop Seri Tanjung Pinang 2 (STP2) Reclamation

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) are concerned for the future of Penang’s coastal resources. The Seri Tanjung Pinang Phase II (STP2) land reclamation project comes at a high price in terms of its adverse impact on the coastal and marine environment. A report in the Business Times of 8 May 2015 states that besides the 307.5 hectares reclamation for the...
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EU promotes recycling toxic chemicals into new products which will ultimately be dumped as waste into developing countries

Geneva: The EU has pushed dangerous cleanup standards for three toxic flame retardant chemicals widely used in building insulation, upholstery and electronics (HBCD, PentaBDE, and OctaBDE) at a UN meeting of chemicals treaties in Geneva, Switzerland. All three toxic chemicals are listed in the Stockholm Convention for global elimination. They are ubiquitous in the environment globally and can...
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Rethink the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore “Bullet Train” Project

The public has been made aware that the “highly anticipated” Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) Project has been approved off and construction is expected to commence in 2016. To many people, constructing the HSR in Malaysia would symbolise that we are on par with tech-giants such as Japan and will validate our countries’ technological advancement. It comes as no surprise to us...
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