Wednesday, December 6, 2017

My new experience in Qatar: meeting top scientists active in United Nation and exploring jobs in Qatar. I think we need to learn from middle east countries who are super rich given by GOD. They have oil and gas that are greedy extracted. They should develop their own people accordingly or parallel to the economy growth. Especially in term of knowledge and technologies and leading the world.

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We cannot stop contributing for betterc environment. In the management of solid waste we must introduce new technology such as MBT. Issues of landfill sites space, cost, pollution, monopoly and public affairs must be solved> May be MBT can help.

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are we going to follow them or we are the followers all the time. We should be in front in our mega biodiversity country and rich in coral reef. Government, NGOs and experts must go forward in conserving marine environment, biodiversity and fisheries industries.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/22/florida-retrieving-700000-tires-after-failed-bid-to-create-artifical-reef

May be lecturers in Malaysia are living in the comfort zones or they are very busy with their works and ambitions. They have no time to support me openly. I have been talking for many years that lecturers are over loaded with work, stress and low paid relatively. We need to continue fighting. Now I am retired and need new leaders to continue. When I was in the academic association ( at local and national/MAAC) they said I am talking only for the professors. I talk about professors (without forgotten the young and raising lecturers) because all lecturers will be a professor one day. Then I talked about the benefit of retired professors. Same thing all professors will be retired one day. Now I am retired should I talk about dead professors? because all professors will die one day.

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Thank you to Journalist and photographer for entertaining me talking on Parit Jawa and migratory birds. At least we have some journalists who are interested in nature and writing in the public media to educate public in general. We need more people to contribute in nature and support from the authorities.

https://www.bharian.com.my/hujung-minggu/santai/2017/11/356283/parit-jawa-lokasi-persinggahan-burung-migrasi

I mentioned many times when I visited schools for nature and conservation talk. I am happy this news came out and was sent by the teachers and participants of my talks series in schools. At least the belief what I have said and need more support in educating public including government officers, politician and greedy business man.. Management of the Dam Area is important. Melaka as a small states with small water resources may be serious actions and plan need to be done.

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/11/27/ags-report-raw-water-in-melaka-dams-polluted-by-land-encroachment-activity/

Towards accreditation of biology programme. We need to get ready for globalisation in tertiary education. What is our strength and way forward for global competition.

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May be state government need to be more creative in making better economy for the state instead of cutting forest and creating disasters for many people. Now is new technology era. Their style of thinking also need to be changed. We need more professional advice for the state. Those who love nature please come forward to advice the authorities.

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Good example to motivate local farmers for better practice in agriculture. Department of agriculture must be more proactive in promoting new ideas to the farmers. May be we need to repeat the "wayang tinggung" during promoting MADA scheme in 1960s.

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With students from UiTM, UMT who are doing internship at Ecocare Kertih. We need more students doing internship at MNS-Petronas Ecocare Centre.

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Nature, culture, skills, integrity and values: this we need to educate the young generations.

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University is a place to promote new life style such as recycle and tree planting. We can plant on campus or involving public in their locality.

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I hope tree planting in the university's campus continues. All students must plant two trees during their stay on campus 3-6 years. We make campus green and well protected. Probably the trees can be one of incomes resources for the university in the future.. The trees planted can be your contribution as alumni.

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We need more voice to advice greedy business and poor knowledge of government officers and continuously educate public on conservation and conflict.

1. Pendedahan Berita Harian mengenai Hutan Simpan Kekal (HSK) Bukit Sungai Puteh dan Bukit Nanas di Kuala Lumpur sedang diintai pemaju dan bakal dibangunkan suatu yang sangat membimbangkan.
2. Seluruh warga kota dan rakyat Malaysia perlu membuat bantahan keras jika perkara ini bakal berlaku. Jumlah keseluruhan HSK yang asalnya berkeluasan lebih 100 hektar, kini telah berkurangan hampir 40%.
3. Sebagai sebuah kotaraya berhampiran Khatulistiwa yang asalnya dipenuhi oleh hutan hijau tropika, dalam apa juga piawai, jumlah ini terlalu kecil untuk dibanggakan.
4. Di Kebanyakan kotaraya hebat dunia, mereka sedang bertungkus lumus meningkatkan kawasan hijau, terutamanya ekosistem hutan dan merancang pertempatan bersifat mesra penghuni.
5. Kita tidak habis-habis merosak dan memusnah hutan warisan alam atas nama pembangunan. Jika tidak dibalak secara tidak lestari, kita akan tukar statusnya menjadi kawasan pertanian dan perbandaran.
6. Malaysia negara yang terletak di rantau tropika lembab dan dihiasi dengan hutan hijau tropika, ibu negara kita Kuala Lumpur elok menjadi contoh dunia, sebagai sebuah bandaraya dihiasi hutan.
7. Rakyat Malaysia seharusnya mempunyai mimpi, setiap bandar di Malaysia dirancang tersulam antara bangunan dan hutan asli.
8. Kuala Lumpur berpeluang dan boleh menjadi contoh ‘bandaraya dalam hutan’. Dasar pembangunan bandar perlu memberikan perhatian yang serius mengenai keseimbangan antara kawasan pembangunan prasarana dan kawasan hijau.
9. Kehadiran beberapa taman seperti Taman Tasik Perdana dan Taman Tasik Titiwangsa masih belum memadai. Beberapa taman lebih kecil perlu dibina di antara satu pusat bandar dengan pusat yang lain.
10. Pada masa yang sama, sepanjang permatang bukit dan zon penampan lebuhraya, usaha memulihara Hutan Simpan Bandar (HSB) boleh diperkenalkan.
11. Memandangkan landskap Kuala Lumpur terdiri daripada jalinan dataran limpah Sungai Kelang, bukit dan permatang perbukitan, semua kawasan bukit dan permatang eloknya dikekalkan berhabitat hutan.
12. Bukit di kawasan tropika lembap tidak sesuai di tarah dan diratakan. Ini hanya akan mengundang hakisan melampau dan tanah runtuh.
13. Pembangunan di kawasan perbukitan sepatutnya mengikut topografi sambil mengekalkan cerun asal. Sementara pembangunan di dataran limpah mengekalkan sebahagian daripada hutan tanah bencah bagi menghindar proses banjir.
14. Masyarakat dan kepimpinan negara perlu menyedari HSK bukan sekadar hutan dan landskap hiasan bandar. Ekosistem hutan memainkan pelbagai peranan penting dalam kehidupan manusia dan kesejahteraan komuniti bandar.
15. Kehadiran hutan berupaya mengekalkan suhu nyaman bandar dan fenomena pulau haba pula dapat dikurangkan. Hutan juga berfungsi memerangkap sebahagian daripada air hujan, mengurangkan hakisan tanah dan kejadian tanah runtuh.
16. Ekosistem hutan bandar adalah sistem mitigasi asli penting untuk menghindar bencana alam, khususnya banjir kilat dan gelinciran tanah.
17. Fungsi perkhidmatan hutan juga sebagai penyerap gas karbon dioksida punca fenomena pemanasan global. Dengan kehadiran jaluran hutan bandar, gas rumah hijau yang dihasilkan oleh kenderaan dan industri mampu diserap oleh ekosistem hutan bandar.
18. Usaha negara dan rakyatnya yang beriltizam bersama komuniti antarabangsa untuk mengurangkan pencemaran gas pencetus perubahan iklim mampu dilaksanakan.
19. Hutan juga kini menjadi aset ekopelancongan penting negara. Jika di negara maju, komuniti bandar perlu keluar dan memandu seharian untuk menikmati keindahan hutan, di Kuala Lumpur hutan berada di hadapan pintu belakang rumah.
20. Kehadiran hutan bukit, hutan bencah dan hutan permatang mampu menjadikan Kuala Lumpur, bandaraya di dalam hutan berpotensi sebagai destinasi ekopelancongan bandar terkemuka dunia.
21. Walaupun, di bahagian utara dan timur Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur masih dikelilingi oleh HSK, hutan dalam Kuala Lumpur tiada ternilai harganya. Kini, ia semakin berkurangan dan mungkin mengalami kepupusan.
22. Ada yang menyatakan, untuk memulihara hutan di Kuala Lumpur, bagaikan ‘nasi telah menjadi bubur’, kita sering melaungkan perakuan Malaysia boleh, dan Kuala Lumpur boleh. Bolehkah agaknya, ubur dijadikan nasi semula!
IBK: 3 Mei 2016