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Eco-Parks Developed To Draw Tourists, Generate Income

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KUALA LUMPUR – A total of 110 eco-parks have been developed in the country as tourist attractions and new forest wealth creation areas, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said these areas were previously recreational forests and eight of them were state forest…

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Wan Junaidi Regrets Shooting Involving Forestry Dept Personnel

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PUTRAJAYA – Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar today expressed regrets that there are parties willing to hurt Forestry Department enforcement personnel. He said he took a serious view of yesterday’s incident where two of a 10-member enforcement team were shot while on duty at the Dungun Forest…

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Impacts On Reclamation Activities In Penang Should Be Assessed

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry has instructed relevant departments and agencies to assess the impact of land reclamation activities in Penang. Its minister, Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, said the departments involved were the Department of Environment, National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia, Peninsular Malaysia Forestry Department and Department of…

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Fantastic Show By Malaysia At Just-Ended UN Conference

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MARRAKECH – Fantastic — that’s how Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar described Malaysia’s participation at the marathon United Nations conference on climate change that ended here Thursday. For two weeks, thousands of delegates from some 190 countries have been converging in this historical Morrocan city which put up excellent…

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Malaysia Remain Committed To Implementing SFM

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KOTA KINABALU – Malaysia remain committed to implementing Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) in line with decisions reached during the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) 1992, Rio+20 Conference in 2012 and at the recent United Nations Sustainable Development Summit said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar. “We…

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Integrated Investigation Into Source, Cause Of Sg Buah Pollution

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KUCHING – An integrated investigation on the source and cause of pollution in Sungai Buah which flows into the Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant will be carried out soon. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said he had directed the DOE director general to conduct the investigation together with the…

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Wan Junaidi: Malaysia To Ratify Paris Climate Change Agreement

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will ratify the Paris climate change agreement on Nov 4 as it is committed to combating global climate change, says Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (pic). The Natural Resources and Environment Minister announced that he will table the paper to the Cabinet for approval and subsequently deposit the ratification document…

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River Pollution: Illegal Factories Should Be Closed

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KUALA LUMPUR – Illegal factories throughout the country, particularly those located near river reserves, should stop operations as they cause river pollution as had occurred lately, said Natural Resource and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar. “If possible, river reserves should no longer be used as sewage outlets or factory sites. Illegal…

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Did Plans To Upgrade Coastal Bunds In Selangor

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PUTRAJAYA – The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry through the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) plans to upgrade bunds along the Selangor coastal areas to resolve flooding caused by the high-tide phenomenon. Its minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the coastal bunds and erosion prevention structures were to stop seawater moving inland…

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43 Polluted Rivers, Mostly In Urban Areas

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PUTRAJAYA – A total of 43 or nine per cent of rivers in the country, mostly in the urban areas are recorded as polluted, said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar. Out of the 473 rivers monitored by the Department of Environment, he said 186 rivers or 39 per…

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Wan Junaidi Riles Up Over Zero Carbon Nation Allegations

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Natural Resources and Environment Minister was irked by an opposition lawmaker who alleged that the Government had no political will to make Malaysia a “Zero Carbon Nation.” Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (pic) said during question time in Parliament that achieving a “Zero Carbon Nation” status was impossible as it…

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Azmin Should Study Malaysia Agreement 1963 – Wan Junaidi

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KUCHING – Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali has been urged to study the Malaysia Agreement 1963 before questioning the Sarawak government’s immigration autonomy to bar individuals from entering the state. Santubong member of parliament Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said it was the state government’s right to look after and safeguard…

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Government Mulls Taking Over Land On Which Fires Burn Unchecked

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PUTRAJAYA – The Human Resources and Environment Ministry proposes to have the government take over land on which fires are allowed to burn unchecked. Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the Attorney-General’s Chambers would be asked to draw up legislation in the matter. Wan Junaidi said the incidents involved private land and…

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Malaysia Join Forces With Other Nations To Combat Wildlife Trade – Wan Junaidi

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PORT DICKSON: The government will join forces with other nations to put an end to the alarming trend of wildlife poaching and smuggling. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said, as one of the megadiverse countries in the world and also a home country to the Asian Elephant, Malaysia…

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Malaysia Still Safe Despite Haze In Riau – Wan Junaidi

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia is still safe from the haze which is affecting Riau in Sumatra at the moment, said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar. He said according to reports received from the Meteorological Department, the country was still free from haze as the winds were not blowing…

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Stop Illegal Online Trading Of Wildlife

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KUALA LUMPUR – Natural Resources and Environment Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar today urged the public to stop illegal online trading of wildlife as it is highly threatened by the new trend. He said with cyberspace as the market, anyone could fall for the scams created by unscrupulous individuals and groups looking…

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Govt Mulls Having Heavier Penalties For Environmental Exploitation Cases

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry is looking into the possibility of imposing heavier penalties on individuals and those who exploit natural resources, said its minister, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar. He said, at present, the penalties imposed on offenders were relatively light compared to some other countries. “In terms…

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Malaysia Hopes ASEAN Aims To Be Haze Free Region By 2018

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KUCHING – Malaysia hopes ASEAN should aim to be a haze free region by 2018, said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said. He said he had attended the 11th Conference of Parties (COP) to the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution held in Hanoi, Vietnam on Thursday and…

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Threat Posed By IS Similar To JI, Al-Qaedaa’s

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KUALA LUMPUR – The threats posed by the militant groups Islamic State (IS), Jemaah Islamiah (JI) and Al-Qaeeda are similar and have a major impact on national security, the Dewan Negara was told today. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the activities of these groups should be viewed seriously as they…

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Threats, Provocation Will Not Discourage Authorities

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KOTA KINABALU – Aggravated criminal threats and provocation against the authorities are a normal occurrence, according to Home deputy minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar. He said the authorities had been trained to face the incidents. “Such issues will not discourage the police from preventing crime and gangsterism in the country,” he told…

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