Of wildlife sanctuaries and semiconductor production

Ong Kian Ming

WHAT does an elephant wildlife sanctuary have in common with semiconductor production? Both require a supply of clean water to be sustained. Last week, I had the opportunity to visit the Sungai Dua Water Treatment Plant which is run by the Penang Water Supply Corporation (Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang or PBA for short). This water treatment plant supplies more than 80% of the water used by residential and commercial users in Penang.

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  • This is a great article. The role of our own environmental agency to set up compliance on stricter environmental performance commitments and harsher penalty on responsible parties (i.e. water company, local authority etc) and responsibility of water companies to conform to that commitments, include measures of financial and non-financial commitments into their business plan, of being transparent, and independently audited.

    It is a shame that we are not a party to FCPF. Malaysia needs to create more awareness, being proactive, on the environmental issue and live outside of their comfort zone which only play a reactive mode when negative situation occurs.

    Posted 5 years ago by Baini Alfian

  • Please sign the petition to protect Ulu Muda: https://www.change.org/p/the-kedah-state-government-protect-the-threatened-greater-ulu-muda-forest?utm_content=petition&utm_medium=email&utm_source=109362&utm_campaign=campaigns_digest&sfmc_tk=BgTVPJwqNUTZNom9u5m9w1q5zgU1nnu72w1pmr2fd96gDjs+YQ0iwjaB2CnFmJ0m&j=109362&sfmc_sub=355430819&l=32_HTML&u=21575639&mid=7259882&jb=772

    Posted 5 years ago by Surin Suksuwan