Friday, September 15, 2017

Public awareness on land clearing is very poor. In fact big flood also still ok because the government will support them. malaysia is very peace country.. BUT those educated and aware of the disasters after land clearing will support highlands protection and conservation.

https://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/04/141480/around-100-hectares-hills-penang-cleared-date
EORGE TOWN: Around 100 hectares of land on hills at Relau, Paya Terubong and Bukit Kukus have been cleared to date, the Penang State Hill Land Working Committee has established.
Committee chairman Datuk Farizan Darus said the majority of the land, or some 90ha of land cleared, were at Relau and Paya Terubong.
“The committee was informed that the 14ha land cleared on Bukit Kukus involved the state government’s development of a five-kilometre paired road connecting to Jalan Paya Terubong.
“The construction on Lot 2494 is scheduled to be completed by 2019,” he said.
Farizan, who is also the state secretary, said the committee, which had its first meeting this morning, had formulated an integrated approach involving various agencies to tackle hill-side clearing issues.

Flash flood and land slides create problems in Penang today after long heavy rain. A lot of things we need to learn. Information on weather, readiness to face heavy rain, drainage systems, disciplines in managing solid waste especially plastics bags and bottles, land clearing and slopes, managing surface runoff and many more. Politician and other decision makers please listen to the experts. I spend 12 hours in the car today from Kuala Lumpur and back, I have to turn back to KL because I cannot go to Penang Island and even to Kedah. I then missed very important meeting in Penang.

Jalan Perak inundated with flood waters.
http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/09/15/heavy-rains-trigger-flash-floods-in-penang/

Usually all hot areas are related to OIL and GAS. Why we cannot share. Why greedy people are fighting for them self? Energy, Money, Power, Bully???? Many muslim countries have OIL and GAS BUT wHY they are not superpower??? Probably they need more science and technology.

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Now UPM can proud of this achievement. BUT always remember even genuine success also very difficult to be maintained.


https://www.bharian.com.my/berita/pendidikan/2017/09/324575/upm-terbang-dengan-airasia
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If we can list all the issues that can help the society or improve their quality of life, we can encourage more collaboration with corporate sectors. Eg Cocacola with UPM in recycling, Air Asia on supporting students and their academic, and many more.

https://www.nst.com.my/business/2017/09/278949/airasia-taps-varsity-talent-grow-air-traffic
ernandes said the airline’s partnership with UPM is a win-win proposition, particularly in research, with the best students from UPM doing internship in AirAsia, and in providing job opportunities.
“It’s an ongoing process. We try to work with UPM to provide all-round students so that when they come to the corporation, they will be able to participate and be creative as well as innovative.
“We have also unleashed a massive amount of talent through the CEO’s faculty programme in UPM.
“It was not just for the students to learn but also for corporate leaders to learn what universities can give them.”
Fernandes said there is so much AirAsia can do with the university, leveraging the e-commerce platform and “we unearthed something that we never thought about before”.
UPM’s livery on AirAsia’s Airbus A320-200 aircraft comes with the celebration of its academia’s industry partnership.
With a budget of US$50,000, the livery was designed by UPM’s Faculty of Design and Architecture.
UPM vice-chancellor Professor Datin Paduka Dr Aini Ideris said UPM is pleased to be the first university to have an aircraft livery on an AirAsia plane.
“As UPM’s strategic partner, AirAsia has set aside the commercial aspects of this project and stressed on the importance of knowledge and why institutions of higher education should be uplifted,” she said.
Aini pointed out that through this non-commercial initiative, AirAsia has provided a platform for UPM in the field of design, creativity and art for high-impact projects.