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Enforce Regional Law to Prevent Haze

By Ainul Huda Mohamed Saaid

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- There are two main things to focus on when seeking a solution to the haze that has been plaguing this region for decades: developing a farming method that does not rely on open burning and enforcing a regional law that deals with the issue.

An Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Pollution expert from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Prof Dr Mohd Talib Latif Pakar said that the haze that recurs annually between June and September was typically due to slash and burn farming.

This year’s haze, however, was due to the forests burning in Kalimantan and Sumatera.

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Seberang Perai to Become Low Carbon City

By Balkish Awang

??????BUKIT MERTAJAM (Bernama) -- Having been upgraded to city status on Sept 16, the Seberang Perai City Council  (MBSP) is now making its way towards becoming a low carbon city by 2022.

New mayor Datuk Rozali Mohamud said that the council was also working towards making Seberang Perai a carbon neutral city by 2030.

“A low carbon city is a city that is able to cater to its basic development without compromising the needs of the residents and at the same time able to keep the release of greenhouses gases under the global average.

"MBSP is setting a carbon emission reduction target from 8.0 tonnes CO2e per capita to 4.65 tonnes CO2e per capita by 2022. We are also striving towards becoming a carbon neutral city by 2030,” he told Bernama in an exclusive interview recently.

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