Monday, May 22, 2017

Indonesian governor asks president to let timber firms drain peat in his province

mongabay : "Jokowi introduced the ban in the wake of the devastating 2015 forest and land fires, which burned an area the size of Vermont and sickened half a million people. The country’s vast peat swamp zones have been widely drained and dried for agriculture, rendering them highly flammable and prone to emitting huge amounts of greenhouse gases.

Reports of timber firm PT Mohairson Pawan Khatulistiwa (MPK)’s activities in Sungai Putri, one of the last best coastal peat swamp forests on the island of Borneo, began to emerge last year. In March, the environment ministry visited the area; on Apr. 21, it ordered the company to stop operating and close the canal, which then stretched 8.1 kilometers long."

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

Beauty of Islam

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Indonesia Transportation Society calls for expansion of #freepublictransport

Republika Online: "REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The public transportation subsidy being offered in several areas to serve the communities free of charge should be emulated by other regions, Indonesian Transportation Society observer Djoko Setidjawarno remarked here on Tuesday."

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Shah Alam City Council launches free electric bus service

Free Malaysia Today : "“This environment-friendly free bus service has been introduced as part of the MBSA’s green initiative aimed at reducing carbon emission by 45%, which comes up to 31,914.54 tonnes,” he told reporters after taking a ride on board the electric bus here.
The bus can accommodate 67 passengers and is disabled-friendly, featuring LED panels, closed-circuit television cameras and WiFi.
He said the council was also planning to add more electric buses in the future.
The bus service operates daily from 6am to 10pm."

Friday, December 30, 2016

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Kuala Lumpur, new MRT and feeder buses fare-free until Jan 16.

The Rakyat Post: "Planning ahead to avoid potential teething problems when the new Sungai Buloh-Kajang Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) takes on public passengers from 6am tomorrow, all rides will be free till Jan 16.
This is a smart strategy to nip in the bud all complaints from commuters while MRT operator Prasarana Negara Bhd addresses any challenges which may arise due to human behaviour patterns and unforeseeable pitfalls.
During the MRT service launch today, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak the MRT and feeder bus service will be free for one month until Jan 16. “This gives an opportunity to the people to try the new, modern and efficient public transport facility.”"