Friday, February 9, 2018

Bangkok air turns deadly

Coconuts Bangkok: "Today, the department reported PM2.5 dust in Bangkok at 8am. It was measured at 47-70 micrograms per m3, higher than the level considered safe for Thailand, which is set at 50 micrograms per m3. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization suggested that the level of PM2.5 dust should be under 25 micrograms per m3."

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Malaysian public transport hurt by ‘one man’s’ fixation with national car, says PM Najib

TODAYonline : "KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia’s public transport network languished for decades due to “one man’s” obsession with developing a national car, Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Tuesday (Jan 23) in veiled reference to his predecessor-turned-critic Mahathir Mohamad.

As a result, this obsession left the country with a public transportation system that was disjointed and disintegrated, said Mr Najib.

“One man’s obsession with the idea of a national car — which is now being turned round under international joint ownership — led to Malaysia lacking an efficient public transport system,” he was quoted as saying by national news agency Bernama."

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."