Sunday, April 30, 2017

I am promoting Sekolah dalam Dusun or School in Orchard for urban schools. Japanese schoo; in Subang try to adopt the idea. I think now if the plants are still there they should be fruiting already. They have durian, nangka, cempedak, langsat, manggis, etc. All urban schools should start now. In Kuala Lumpur like Taman Tugu should have one coner for local fruits trees.

I think all urban schools must have a small garden for vegetables and common plants like coffee, tea, sugar cane, so that students know what they use everyday. all planting and taking care of the plants will be done by the students. we can plan their schedules from january to October every year, End of the year is harvesting and garden clearing activities. We can involve PTA (parent teachers association) in the activities. It is big surprise it young generation don't know sugar cane, rice, durian or other local fruits and trees.

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Today I am thinking on the effect of climate change on wildlife including primates. Many articles related to haze and deforestation and the increase of temperature. Tropical wildlife is very sensitive to changes of temperature and the humidity. CO2 release influence both and effect on the health and behaviour of wildlife including primates. Changing behaviour might effect their breeding where in long term effected their generations and population. In conservation rapid research need to be done on the effect of climate change on wildlife future population. Many seniour officers in Malaysia relating to wildlife conservation are not scientists and they listen more listen to the foreigners rather than Malaysian. They need to change their colonial mind set and learn to be more patriotic about their own country. Those who are about retire please reassess the acheivement on their contribution to their country in conserving and protecting nature. We need more research grants, recognition for the local scientist and recruiting more future young scientists.

The impacts of future climate change will be worsened by massive habitat loss and destruction.

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Not bad my blog. I hope I have contributed something or sharing something will all the visitors.

This is long term collaboration with japanese and regional asean countries. We need to make more publicity to attract more attention and grants. I am leading the coastal pollution group. Since the beginning I am promoting main chemical pollution in the coastal areas. ie heavy metals, tributyltin, pesticides, radioactive materials and newly emerging biocides. We need to groom more young scientists in this field. We cannot wait for others to lead us. Malaysian coastal biodiversity need to be assessed regularly and effect of pollution need to be addressed quickly. MORE money required and more young scientists needed.

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How to manage your stress? you can run away from the issues BUT if you have to solve it especially dealing with stupid leaders then you have to face unavoidable stress

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Scientists across the world take to the streets to demand freedom from political interference. YES we need more freedom for new knowledge and searching for the truth.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Probably we need to control the forest products and educate the Orang Asli. We need to manage our biodiversity for their sustainability

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We dont want our oldest nature based journal dying. We need more articles and attract more local scientists to write on nature. we must compete with other overseas journal!!! MNJ is one of the important journals

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Promoting urban agriculture. planting vegetables in terrace house.

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promoting green campus. Plant trees and cycling on campus. Reduce GHG in campus.

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We need strong basic sciences in order to win the international competition beside good ideas. Understanding concept and process are important. I established MyCYS in one way of promoting understanding of fundamental of science in applying ideas or creating products. BUT many still looking at innovation and creativity. In the process of producing nobel laureate we need strong fundamental sciences.

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Many are greedy now, wasting food and over harvesting of marine fish. How to control fishes and fish catch in openseas. we need to develop the technologies.

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Visit to Belgrade University in Serbia. They are probably good in fundamental ecology, We can learn from them

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Singidunum University (Serbian: Универзитет Сингидунум / Univerzitet Singidunum) is a private university in Belgrade, Serbia. The first faculty was founded in 1999, while the university itself was established in 2005 following the decision issued by the Council for University Education Development of the Republic of Serbia. Singidunum University offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree programmes in the fields of social sciences, formal sciences and applied sciences. Singidunum University is established in accordance with the Bologna Process education model by implementing the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The curricula and degree structure have been created on the bases of models of European faculties and colleges, and the best practices of Serbian national faculties.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Another contribution to public in understanding nature and its function. We need more young generation to understand nature, love nature and manage nature for future generations.

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Another contribution to the earth day 2017. This year Environmental and climate literacy. This year we are talking about recycling and zero waste. Coca-cola sponsoring UPM to lead in recycling at the universities. UKM, UTHM, USIM, UPSI and UPM will participate in the programme as a model of recycling at the university.

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one of very active center in Sepang managed by Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) soon will be lost. This old historic police station building with high quality wood will be demolished for the wider road that may cause more pollution to Sepang River. Local and nature lover must do something to protect the area. Those who have power please reconsider for better environment and the benefit of future generations.

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May be this nursery and tree will not be here by next year. Wrongly planned road expansion or new road will damage the ecosystem, destroy endemic species and caused pollution to the river and coastal ecosystem. We are still primitive in taking care of our environment and biodiversity. May be we have power and position to destroy the environment BUT we must consider the environment and future generations. We need to educate these people.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

WORLD EARTH DAY 2017 DATE World Health Day 2017 will be celebrated by the people all over the world on 22nd of April, at Saturday. There is reason behind the title of this celebration as “Earth Day”. It was suggested by number of people in 1969 and the idea came with “birthday” as Earth day (rhyming word of birthday).


  • The theme of World Earth Day 2017 is “Environmental and Climate Literacy”.
  • The theme of World Earth Day 2016 was “Trees for the Earth!”.
  • The theme of World Earth Day 2015 was “Water Wonderful World” and “Clean Earth – Green Earth”.
  • The theme of World Earth Day 2014 was “Green Cities”.
  • The theme of World Earth Day 2013 was “The Face of Climate Change”.
  • The theme of World Earth Day 2012 was “Mobilize the Earth”.
  • The theme of World Earth Day 2011 was “Clear the Air”.
  • The theme of World Earth Day 2010 was “Reduce”.
  • The theme of World Earth Day 2009 was “How Do You Get Around”.
  • The theme of World Earth Day 2008 was “Trees Please”.
  • The theme of World Earth Day 2007 was “Be kind to the earth – starting from saving resources”.


World Earth Day is celebrated every year as an annual event by the people all across the world on 22nd of April in order to increase the awareness among people about the environment safety as well as to demonstrate the environmental protection measures. First time, the world earth day was celebrated in the year 1970 and then started celebrating annually on global basis by almost 192 countries.

picture taken by Prof maketab at Grik during field survey of ikan loma. We publish few papers on ikan loma after this trip. Dr Amal going to be another experts in fish.

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