At busy Ramadan bazaar in Penang, young Malaysians call for climate action

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The global event yesterday came two months after the largest international climate demonstration ever.

Over 1,600 cities in 125 countries witnessed climate strikes on Friday, 24 May. Activists around the world feel that the situation is so urgent that governments should acknowledge the climate crisis.

Once again Penang leads – with probably the only event in Malaysia coinciding with the second global strike yesterday.

Young activists from Klimate Action Utara Malaysia (Kaum) joined pupils from the Sungai Ara Tamil Primary School and a few other children to call for greater ecological awareness and climate justice now. Full article on Aliran website

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Jordan
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Jordan

Car pollution contributes significantly to climate change, which results from a buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Burning fossil fuels in cars releases carbon dioxide, which is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the modern cities.

Switch Machine
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Switch Machine

Anil does not want to antagonize Penang motorists, and has to date never attributes the climate change due primarily to carbon excesses in atmosphere.Penang air quality is getting worse with CO2 and CO, and we hope the locals can heed. The advices from CAP’s crusader SM Idris.

Dorothy Yap
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Dorothy Yap

Yes, anil never address the issue of increasing car population.
Seems like every family now has 2-3 cars.
Pollution!

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Switch Machine

May be Anil can do a polling to get the feel of private vehicles on the road, e.g. each household how many car(s)?

Jordan
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Jordan

One lane of the road is usually used for parking. Just look at the roads leading to most housing estates or condominium s.

Jordan
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Jordan

Since we like to compare ourself with overseas countries like Hong Kong, how about watching this ST’s discussion on Singapore 2040 Land Transportation Plan – emphasis on car lite society and possibility of bus-only roads:
https://youtu.be/1TwoGfGC9zk

Hairudin
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Hairudin

Malaysia needs more cars to support auto industry, many workshops, car accessories shops and car wash centres depend on more cars for business.

Shriek
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Shriek

Look at hong land. One of the best public transport in the world as 90% are within 10 min walking distanCE, yet cars are multiplying and gomen are building more highway and bypass. One need more than public transport. Same with sing land.

Shriek
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Shriek

Take good look at Macao. Smaller than Penang but congested with traffic. People people wants cars

Wei
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Wei

Anil does not need the highway means other people do not need the highway also ??

Shriek
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Shriek

HOng land n sing land has many tines better public transport. But pg forum please explain why so many High and low ways are built there?

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Switch Machine

No need to demo that can lead to chaotic outcome. Engage in civilized debate.

https://youtu.be/–jfB2dmwrI

Go watch live debate of Trish Regan of Fox vs Liu Xin of CCTV over global trade issues t g at affect all. Can improve English from them.

maoxiong
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maoxiong

support Huawei, not Apple!
down with Trump.
dump Google!

Shriek
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Shriek

Milk tea support trump as he oppose xi of china.

Anfield
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Anfield

Dr M: Malaysia to use Huawei technology as much as possible. By investing more, the East has improved the products and the world must accept that new reality, he said. “I understand Huawei has a tremendous advantage over American technology. But if you want to have a situation where you are always ahead and when you are not ahead I will ban you and send warships to your country, that is not a competition, that is threatening people and that is not the approach to use. “As much as (before) we expected everything from the West, now it is coming… Read more »

tunglang
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tunglang

Donald Ducky Trumpeter can’t accept The Competitive Advantage of Nations (read this book by Michael E. Porter) esp. The Big Dragon: The Future of China: What It Means for Business, the Economy, and the Global Order (by Daniel Burstein). He still thinks the world’s his now defunct reality show ‘The Apprentice’. He arrogantly believes he can still shout “You are fired” but not to China who is way ahead of this game of kiasu competitive advantage. Ironically, it’s the US who thro’ UN + World Bank arm-twisted China to open up her economy, colonised productions to produce cheaply for global… Read more »

Shriek
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Shriek

Same with tu Lang. His opinion is always 200% right other wrong

Maxim
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Maxim

You use Huawei or iPhone?

Huawei users now cam get discount at many local chinese eateries.

Anfield
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Anfield

Time to read Le Piège Américain, or The American Trap, that was written by Frenchman Frederic Pierucci, a former executive with French rail transport company Alstom, about his five-year-long tussle with the US Department of Justice.

https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/why-huawei-ceo-ren-zhengfei-reading-american-trap-frenchman-frederic-pierucci

The book mirrors in some ways what happened to Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, who was detained in Vancouver on December 1, and is out on bail and facing extradition to the US on allegations of helping defraud banks to circumvent US sanctions on Iran.

Duan
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Duan

Mahathir support Huawei.
Nothing in Malaysia for China to spy on.
Huawei should therefore offer discount of its smartphones to Malaysian users.

Shriek
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Go and plant more trees along the roads and housing estates. Tell utility companies to use more solar panels. Walk, cycle and take public transport. Do rather than talk like Tu lang.

Wei
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Wei

never seen anyone cycle or walk to office…not even the 26k petitioner…hehe…guess clicking the petition button is much easier than cycling or walking 365 days a year every year…

tunglang
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tunglang

Hey, copycat. UR gurgling what had been said here many moons ago! Be original.
Ask Anil, he knows who said what b4 you gurgled tp look good!

Shriek
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Shriek

Idiot, now west Inspite not sunny, they have solar panels and supply power back to power companies. Or they store the power and use them at night. You should be shrieking that to the gomen

tunglang
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tunglang

A copycat is still a copycat. Inspired by Niao Kong?

Switch Machine
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Switch Machine

Plant more trees on the concretised island !!!!

tunglang
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tunglang

Who says NGOs are the ones to protest against degradation of our fragile planet Earth? Even school children nowadays are aware of such great harms to our environment, better than those who have nothing good for Mother Earth but shriek at the slightest eco-care or he-he-he 24/7/365. Thanks to concerned parents, enlightened schools & social media. My salutes to these Penang eco-children who will lead our country into a sustainable future for all. Hope our Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin will do as much (if not more) as these Penang eco-children for abused-since-308 Penang & not just ‘lawat, kong song… Read more »

Kopi O Ah Pek
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Kopi O Ah Pek

Must know what’s fake manufactured news. Youngsters dont get polluted by irresponsible social media news. Mind dont get corrupted by playing excessive online games. Parents and teachers must guide youngsters to read more physical books not short exchanges on social media platforms. Do more self examination not too engrossed with selfie photographing. Penang children should not admire in awe the high rise buildings like Forest City but must realize the environmental and social implications good or bad. For every car introduced on the road then may be plant 10 more trees by roadside not obstructing pedestrians but to absorb carbon… Read more »

Wei
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Wei

Penang children do not admire in awe high rise building, they admire parents who drive big cars ,live in air conditioned bungalow, travel overseas for vacation while still have time and cheek to scream environmental protection and demand other people to take bus..

Anfield
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Anfield

Must focus on mentality change in the midst of climate change.

Change mentality, stop relying on subsidies to succeed in business, Daim tells Malays
https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2019/05/30/change-mentality-stop-relying-on-subsidies-to-succeed-in-business-daim-tell/1757928

Lilian
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Lilian

The famous Goreng Pisang of Penang as featured in NTV7 news yesterday:

Kopi O Ah Pek
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Kopi O Ah Pek

May be Anil needs to feature more foodie stuff to arredt dwindling readership???

Jordan
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Jordan

Emeritus Professor Tan Sri Dr Khoo Kay Kim, widely regarded as Malaysia’s national historian, died of lung failure on Tuesday morning (May 28) at the University Malaya Medical Centre at the age of 82.
https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/05/28/historian-khoo-kay-kim-82-passes-on-from-lung-failure/#UdesSMFEORGz3f24.99

Wei
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Wei

using the children for your own agenda is really despicable…these people are really desperate now…hehe

Milk Tea
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Milk Tea

Is climate change real? What is your view on it?

Wei
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Wei

climate change caused by human activities, that include teh susu, tu lang, ex banker, soil scientist, elite book publisher, bungalow owner, 26k petitioner…….

Shriek
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Shriek

Cows producing milk susu fart lot and contribute CO and CO2 resulting in climate change

Switch Machine
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Switch Machine

Sometimes your children can tarnish your image. Remember that thousand dollars Givenchy jacket worn in plane can overnight caused a big dent to NiaoKong modestly clean reputation???

Shriek
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You expect him to wear animal leather or fur jacket? Then better tell china Chinese to go back in Mao era and wear cotton padded winter cloths.

tunglang
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tunglang

Hit the nail on the spot but someone, a ShriekingKneeJerk felt the pain!!!