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Johor Sultan wants MNS to play bigger role in environmental protection

Last Update: 22/01/2019

JOHOR BAHRU, Jan 22 (Bernama) -- The Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar wants the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) to play a bigger role in the state, especially in protecting the environment.

The Sultan said he wanted more research and studies to be carried out and the findings to be shared with all parties in the interest and protection of the environment.

“I am very serious about this matter and feel the efforts to restore it (the environment) must always be improved by all parties,” said the Sultan of Johor through a posting on his official Facebook page today.

He also mentioned in the posting that he was pleased to have granted an audience to MNS President, Prof Dr Ahmad Ismail and senior leadership of the society at the Mados Office located within the grounds of Istana Bukit Pelangi, here today.

Also present was Tunku Temenggong of Johor Tunku Idris Iskandar, who is also the patron of the Johor National Park.

Several photos of the meeting were also uploaded on the Facebook page.

Meanwhile, Ahmad in the same posting said that among the matters raised by Sultan Ibrahim during the meeting were the conservation of areas in Endau-Rompin, Panti in Kota Tinggi and Gunung Ledang.

“The Sultan also conveyed his aspiration to have a tiger sanctuary in the state. He has deep knowledge of the environment as well as other relevant current issues,” he said.

Ahmad added that the knowledge and the ideas shared by the Sultan would help the MNS to intensify efforts to protect and conserve the environment.



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