Friday, March 27, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
China have long history that we can learn BUT we forgot that they are also have four season. We forgot to learn Chinese language beside English. We have many Chinese in Malaysia compared to English. About time new generation learn Chinese language too to balance east and west technology.
Posted by ahmad at 10:45 PM
Monday, March 23, 2015
How far we have a proper criteria and strictly follow the criteria. Can those anly two years involve in the university can determine and making judgement for promotion. If top management cannot make a fair judgement members of the faculty will never respect the the management. In Malaysian the fair judgment is not yet practice and hearsay still become a major ways of judgement.
Consideration of all proposals for promotion should involve assessing the individual's overall contributions to UCL. These can best be judged under the following headings:
· Research: contribution to the advancement of a subject by research and scholarship (defined as commitment to, and practice in, the acquisition and synthesis of knowledge and understanding);
· Teaching: contribution to the advancement of a particular subject area through teaching and/or by educational innovation;
· Knowledge transfer/exchange and engaging communities: contribution to quality of life or the economy through application of knowledge in practice to the benefit of the broader community (i.e. commerce, industry and the public domain); involvement in university projects to enhance engagement with the general public; and
· Enabling: contribution to management or administration or other significant contribution to the achievement of university's wider goals and aims, which furthers the discipline, and/or facilitates and enhances the personal contributions of academic colleagues.
Posted by ahmad at 10:35 PM
The Academy of Sciences Malaysia was established by an Act of Parliament in 1995 (ASM Act 1994). The Academy strives bullet to be the ‘Think Tank’ of the nation for matters related to science, engineering, technology and innovation. bullet to pursue excellence in the fields of science, engineering and technology for the benefit of all. Membership of the Academy is by nomination and not by application. Each year Fellows of the Academy will nominate suitable candidate for consideration as Fellow. Election of Fellows will take place at the Annual General Meeting. The Question is how the nomination were made and candidates were chosen.
Posted by ahmad at 8:19 PM
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Perhilitan nabs seven 'Facebook' illegal wildlife traders: Why this open market of wildlife smuggling in Malaysia? BUT will this repeat the history of wildlife trafficing in Malaysia?
Posted by ahmad at 3:05 PM
May be temporary incident for the developer and the architectures and engineers. BUT for naturalist we cannot rebuilt the nature. OR may be compensation can be another capitol for new business BUT for heritage business will lost forever.
Posted by ahmad at 3:01 PM
In Asia, migratory raptors breed in eastern Russia, China, Mongolia, Nepal and Japan. They winter in Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Bali and the Indonesian islands to the south. Anyone with some knowledge of the geography of the region will realise immediately that Thailand is a vital land-bridge for the migratory raptors. Read more: http://www.theborneopost.com/2012/01/01/on-eagles-wings/#ixzz3UR1cvgIZ
Rupat island is very important to be protected and serves as good crossing for raptors to mainland and flying through to Japan, Korea and China.
Posted by ahmad at 2:56 PM
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Tapir in Malaysia is endangered now. If government is really serious about conserving Tapir an integrated approach is needed, nor just working in silo within few scientists within limited budget and restricted to one department. Wildlife Department fpr example need to coordinate all fundings and research related to Tapir in Malaysia. Since Tapir in Peninsular so worth to concentrate on Tapir.
Posted by ahmad at 11:01 PM
Why we are making noise and busy doing research on pesticides content in rivers down streams of highlands vegetable farms in Cameron Highlands. All understand about heavy usage of pesticides and very sure excess pesticides leach to the river systems. We monitoring and guidance of using pesticides. Centre for research in Cameron Highlands is needed.
The samples were analysed and we found some of these traces show the pesticides were used a long time ago while some point to them having been used in recent year
More shocking was the discovery of traces of endosulfan beta — a dangerous endocrine disruptor chemical
Several types of pesticides, banned both locally and internationally, have been found in the water catchment and riverine system in Cameron Highlands.
Posted by ahmad at 10:55 PM
Monday, March 9, 2015
whole world are talking about tiger conservation. a lot of money allocated for research. How much allocation for enforcement and world demand? similar thing happened to Malaysian Tiger. We need more research in all aspects biology and ecology and laws and regulation including social and spiritual aspects. $$$$$$$$
Posted by ahmad at 8:48 PM
Eat right, eat well, manage your diabetes: For better sugar control, a study suggests taking high-energy breakfasts and low-energy dinners
Posted by ahmad at 8:32 PM
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Ecotourism must go along closely with ecology, biodiversity and conservation. The authorities must be in front in procedures, regulation and enforcement. Experts in ecology, wildlife ecology and etnobiology must involve with both authorities and the tourist operators. Royal Belum is an important asset for the country and wildlife is very important to keep and protected.
Posted by ahmad at 10:46 PM
Not that easy to convince District office, DID, Politician and government officers to join NGO and University for river cruise at Sungai Sepang Besar. With a proper connection then the ideas can be accepted. Sepang River facing threat of encroaching river reserve of buffer zones. We need to improve Sepang River health for ecotourism and recreation activities.
Posted by ahmad at 10:37 PM
DDT contamination in Cameron Highlands was reported many times since 2012. May be before. It was highlighted in the main local news papers. BUT who cares. Thats why I suggested to have center for research and monitoring for highlands ecosystem/ecology.
CAMERON HIGHLANDS: Two toxic and illegal pesticides known to cause serious health problems to humans are poisoning Cameron Highland's major rivers. Banned pesticides DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) and lindane (gamma hexachlorocyclohexane or HCH) in Sungai Bertam and Sungai Telom. The United States' Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had classified the pesticides as a probable human carcinogen.
Posted by ahmad at 10:16 PM
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Posted by ahmad at 11:39 PM
Algae culture still struggling for the mass production. Demand for food supplement and bio fuel pushing aggressive research on mass culture. Further more algae was suggested as simple food in the outer space. Research on zero G using algae in the progress.
Posted by ahmad at 11:34 PM
Another contribution to academic excellence through academic staff association. This my third term as a president still continue my demand to strengthen the deans and directors, best services from administrators and supporting staff and this year continue with fully involvement of academic staff in university's events. By having all these the university will be stronger and all staff are together for the excellence.
Posted by ahmad at 11:24 PM
how we can produce more field biologist on extreme environments with recent technology to support conservation and understand more on ecology and behaviour of wild animals.
Posted by ahmad at 11:14 PM