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Review Drainage And Irrigation System In Penang

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Penang state government needs to review the water drainage and irrigation system to cope with the volume of heavy rain in the state, said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar. He said the water flow to the rivers should be managed at best as possible…

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Proposal For Environmental Education As Subject In Schools Finalised

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PUTRAJAYA – Discussions on the proposal to make environmental education a subject in the primary and secondary school syllabus were already held and the proposal is expected to be presented to the Cabinet next year. Natural Resources and Environment Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said top officials from his ministry and the…

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Legal Action Against Project Developers Who Flout EIA Conditions

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KUALA LUMPUR – Legal action will be taken against project developers if they are found to have flouted the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) conditions and thus caused flash floods at the federal highway yesterday. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said initial investigation found that rubbish and mud from…

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Malaysia Must Take Leaf From Pulau Batu Puteh

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KOTA TINGGI – The decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in favour of Singapore in the claim over Pulau Batu Puteh prior to this must be a lesson to Malaysia to always look after its territory and rights based on three criteria. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tunku…

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RM17 Mln Allocated To Address Beach Erosion In Kelantan

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KOTA BHARU – The federal government has allocated RM17 million to implement a project to address coastal erosion involving Pantai Kundur and Pantai Mek here, said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar. Wan Junaidi said the tendering process for the three-kilometre project will be opened next month and work…

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Wan Junaidi Heads Melaka Honours List

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MELAKA – Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar heads a list of 1,047 people conferred state awards and medals in conjunction with the 79th birthday of the Melaka Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Dr Mohd Khalil Yaakob, tomorrow. Wan Junaidi, who is also Santubong member of parliament, is one of…

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Scientific Review Needed To Tackle Flood Problem

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KUCHING – Facts and data currently being kept by the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) are no longer relevant and a comprehensive review needed to be conducted to address flood problem in the country. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said this was due to the change of…

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Sg. Pinang Flood Mitigation Project Delayed By Land Acquisition Issue

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KUALA LUMPUR – The delay in implementing the Sungai Pinang Basin Flood Mitigation project is due to the issue of land acquisition in the area. Natural Resources and Environment Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the problem of resettlement of squatters also caused delay to the RM150 million project which originally should…

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Malaysia Free From El Nino And La Nina This Year

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PUTRAJAYA – Malaysia is expected to be free of the El Nino and La Nina phenomenon this year, Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar. He said based on the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) report, the country is expected to receive normal rainfall for September and October this year while…

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Malaysia Ready To Help Put Out Indonesian Forest Fires

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia is ready to send firefighters to Indonesia to help put out forest fires in the republic. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the government was seriously concerned about the problem which could cause haze and was ready to provide assistance at any time. “I have discussed it…

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Indonesia Takes Action To Ensure Haze Does Not Recur In Malaysia

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PUTRAJAYA – Indonesia has taken steps to ensure the haze problem does not recur in Malaysia, said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar. He said despite the current hot weather, Malaysia was confident the proactive steps taken by Indonesia  could help resolve the problem, which has plagued Malaysia and Singapore since 2015. He added…

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Create Bew Approach To Avoid Food Wastage

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KUCHING – There needs to be a new approach to prevent continuous food wastage, especially during the month of Ramadan, said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar. He said among the factors contributing to food wastage during the fasting month was that about 50 per cent of the buffet…

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Pujut Assemblyman Can Challenge Dismissal In Court

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KUCHING – DAP’s state assemblyman Dr Ting Tiong Choon who was disqualified as Pujut assemblyman can challenge the decision in court but his chances of achieving a positive result is pretty slim, said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar The minister said this following the decision of the Sarawak State…

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Malaysia Expected To Be Haze-Free This Year, Faces Flood Risk

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SUBANG – Residents in low-lying areas need to be prepared following unpredictable heavy rain which may bring about floods this year due to the La Nina phenomenon. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said based on the recent reports of the Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia), rain distribution this year showed an…

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Avoid Open Burning Or Face The Music

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KUALA LUMPUR – The public have been cautioned not to conduct open burning during the current hot spell and weather which has hit several areas in the country or face the music. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said based on the report by the ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre…

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Sungai Pahang Floodwaters Polluting Tasik Chini

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PEKAN – Tasik Chini’s cloudy water here has been attributed to floodwaters from Sungai Pahang during the monsoon season, and not from logging activities. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said however, the muddy water would disappear after the floods ended and it did not affect the quality of…

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Ministry, Departments To Give Full Cooperation In MACC Investigations

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PUTRAJAYA – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will provide full cooperation to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in the investigation of its officers arrested for alleged involvement in corruption and misconduct. Its Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar made the pledge in a statement here today. “I assure you that the…

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Carcosa Seri Negara Fully Rented By Local Company

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KUALA LUMPUR – Carcosa and Seri Negara have been rented out to a 100 per cent Malaysian social enterprise called Asian Heritage Museum Sdn Bhd for an Artefact Trading and Performing Arts Center. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the purpose of the tenancy of those heritage buildings…

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