Friday, April 22, 2016

Today 22 April is the Earth Day. All of us need to plant a tree today.

In getting something success we need to be brave, challenge, focus and determine. We need Knowledge, skills and intelect

He also said that for one to be a successful and effective leader, one must always go to the ground and be in their shoes.
"If one only knows how to sit in the office and make decisions then some time the decisions might be a bad one and this is what prompts me spending 50% of my time doing walk-abouts in the company to understand what my staff are going through on a daily basis,"
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We like ceremonials. Ceremonial leave history, memorial and recognition. BUT how far the recognition are true. this is a big question! We need true recognition, right person on the right location and tract.

This Earth Day, let’s get really big stuff done for our planet. - See more at:

Earth Day 2016 - Trees for the Earth poster
The movement continues.
We are now entering the 46th year of a movement that continues to inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion, and motivate people to action.
In 1970, the year of our first Earth Day, the movement gave voice to an emerging consciousness, channeling human energy toward environmental issues. Forty-six years later, we continue to lead with groundbreaking ideas and by the power of our example.
And so it begins. Today. Right here and right now. Earth Day is more than just a single day — April 22, 2016. It’s bigger than attending a rally and taking a stand.
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Earth Day 2016 — Trees for the Earth. Lets plant more trees!!!

Earth Day 2016 - Trees for the Earth poster

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35 tapirs die in accidents from 2010 to 2015; Natural Resources and Environment Ministry has undertaken various efforts to protect, conserve and ensure sustainability of wildlife. - See more at: May be JPJ should include wildlife accident on the road in the law.

As many as 35 tapirs were recorded to have died in road accidents between 2010 and 2015, according to Deputy Natural Resources and Environment Minister Hamim Samuri. He said the threats to the animal’s natural habitat such as land-clearing, farming and new settlements projects, were the factors causing tapirs to move into areas close to human dwellings. “As such, the ministry has undertaken various efforts to protect, conserve and ensure sustainability of the wildlife, including implementing the ‘Safe Tapir Crossing’ programme by putting up signboards of tapir crossings at locations which are often used by the wildlife. “A total of 24 signboards for tapir crossings, 37 transverse bar sets, and 24 amber light units were installed in four locations in Johor last year at a cost of RM180,000 under the Central Forest Spine (CFS) project,” he said in his speech at the launch of the tapir awareness campaign at the Publika shopping centre here yesterday. He added that 260 animal-crossing signboards had been put up throughout Peninsular Malaysia so far. - See more at: See more at:

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Sometimes good supervisors are very busy BUT good supervisors usually will give good ideas and advice.

Dilemma between greedy, money, policy, conservation, orang asli, integrity, corruption, natural disaster, .... whatever reasons we give conservation of nature is priority. All must commit in conserving biodiversity and natural habitat.

We need to have younger leaders. Now since we have 20 universities more young leaders are joining the committee and very vocal fighting for their right as academician.

Probably we will have more new emerging zoonotic diseases in the future: we need to be more proactive to educate younger education and general public beside continue with research related to wildlife and diseases.

Medaka as a research organism: past, present and future: Good if any young scientists pickup using medaka as experimental organisms especially in the field of genetic and ecotoxicology.

The “International Conferences on Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology” has 20 years of history and has been held in 1995, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013, making this Conference series as a signature event in the international arena of marine pollution research. Building on this success, the 8th International Conference on Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology (ICMPE-8) will be held from 20 to 24 June 2016 at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). It is jointly organized by the School of Biological Sciences, HKU and the State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution. The ICMPE-8 Conference aims to provide a forum for experts all over the world to meet and discuss their frontier research, as well as the latest scientific and technological advancements in this important field. The Conference also aims to advance the participants' understanding of local, regional and global marine pollution problems and their solutions, with the hope that such problems may be more easily solved in the future.

Perhaps we need to brand one conference series in our field to be organised in Malaysia. So that top scientists in the world are looking forward to come to Malaysia in every two or three years. I did few already such as International Trace Metals Conference in Aquatic Environment, Symposium on Oryzias fishes, and few conferences on biodiversity. May be in i-simbiomas we can have a special workshop on issues on biodiversity. BUT who will listen? So starting from 2016 on the 8th November I will organise a special workshop on Biodiversity Issues. This title will be branded for yearly event on the 8th of November. There will be a permanent working committee for the event.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Raja Musa and Sungai Karang forest reserves form the North Selangor Peat Swamp Forest, the second largest peat forest in the peninsula, covering 75,000ha while the largest in Pahang covers 200,000ha. This peat swamp forest need to be protected and well managed not just for water resources for drinking, agriculture and forest health BUT also habitat for biggest mammal in Selangor, Tapir.

Today I met seniour scientists and discuss on how to improve incomes among the rural people. I gave ideas on small vegetable garden and tilapia culture system for lazy and low income society. Few days ago I talked same thing to the local politicians. I got similar respon; easy to give ideas but not easy to practice. We are scared to apply our knowledge and not dare enough to take risk. End up we let our land empty and our rural community remained poor and open to be politicised.

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Rugby is not just a game but more than that; strength, team, thinking, fit, and more

May be two years ago we went to see rafflesia in Perak. Very interesting trip and challenging and good experience.

Madat my friend who force me to go there 

Thr largest tapir is Malayan tapir. The only big animal in Selangor. major threats are Hunting pressure on tapirs throughout their ranges Habitat destruction and fragmentation Encroachment into protected park areas by subsistence farmers and illegal logging

Illustration of the four species of tapirs

World Tapir Day, which occurs on 27 April each year. The World Tapir Day site isn't just an information resource. It also aims to develop a community around tapir awareness and conservation. The World Tapir Day also to support tapir conservation projects worldwide. Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) as the logo of the society is tapir encourage all Malaysian to support World Tapir day. We raise funds to support tapir conservation in Malaysia. May be all planters those involve in oil palm plantation can donate some money for tapir research and conservation.

The Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus), also called the Asian tapir, is the largest of the five species of tapir and the only one native to Asia. The scientific name refers to the East Indies, the species' natural habitat. In the Malay language, the tapir is commonly referred to as cipan, tenuk or badak tampung. From the map below shows that no clear information on tapir distribution in Peninsular Malaysia. 

Vernacular Names

  • Azerbaijani: Yəhərli tapir
  • Bavarian: Schabraackentapir
  • Breton: Tapir Azia
  • Bulgarian: Малайски тапир
  • Burmese: ကြံ့သူတော်
  • Catalan, Valencian: Petrell carablanc · Tapir asiàtic
  • Chinese: 馬來貘
  • Czech: Tapír indický
  • Danish: Skaberaktapir
  • Dutch: Indische tapir · Sjabraktapir;indische Tapir
  • English: Asian tapir · Asiatic tapir · Indian tapir · Malay Tapir · Malayan Tapir · Malayan Tapir;asiatic Tapir;malaysian Tapir
  • Estonian: Aasia taapir
  • Finnish: Intiantapiiri
  • French: Océanite frégate · Tapir ? Chabraque · Tapir ? Dos Blanc · Tapir à chabraque · Tapir à dos blanc · Tapir de l'inde · Tapir de Malaisie · Tapir malais
  • German: Schabrackentapir
  • Hebrew (modern): טפיר אסייתי
  • Hungarian: Ázsiai tapír
  • Icelandic: Káputapír
  • Indonesian: Tapir Asia
  • Italian: Tapiro dalla gualdrappa
  • Japanese: マレーバク
  • Javanese: Tapir Asia
  • Korean: 말레이맥
  • Latvian: Āzijas tapīrs
  • Lithuanian: Baltaliemenis tapyras
  • Malay: Tenuk Malaysia
  • Norwegian: Skaberakktapir
  • Polish: Tapir malajski
  • Portuguese: Tapir da malásia
  • Russian: малайский · Тапир чепрачный · Чепрачный тапир
  • Serbian: Малајски тапир
  • Spanish: Paíño pechialbo · Tapir de la india · Tapir malayo
  • Spanish, Castilian: Tapir De La India
  • Swedish: Schabraktapir
  • Thai: สมเสร็จไทย
  • Turkish: Hint tapiri
  • Ukrainian: Тапір чепрачний · Чепрачний тапір
  • Vietnamese: Lợn vòi