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
Jordan
26 May 2019 12.12pm

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
Switch Machine
26 May 2019 7.32pm
Reply to  Jordan

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
Dorothy Yap
27 May 2019 3.11pm
Reply to  Switch Machine

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

Switch Machine
Switch Machine
27 May 2019 9.10pm
Reply to  Anil Netto

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
Jordan
27 May 2019 10.53pm
Reply to  Anil Netto

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

Jordan
Jordan
28 May 2019 9.26am
Reply to  Anil Netto

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
Hairudin
29 May 2019 7.28pm
Reply to  Jordan

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

Shriek
Shriek
28 May 2019 10.52am
Reply to  Anil Netto

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
Shriek
30 May 2019 10.48pm
Reply to  Shriek

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

Wei
Wei
28 May 2019 11.55am
Reply to  Anil Netto

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

Shriek
Shriek
30 May 2019 10.26am
Reply to  Anil Netto

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?

Switch Machine
Switch Machine
26 May 2019 7.24pm

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
maoxiong
27 May 2019 4.47pm
Reply to  Switch Machine

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

Shriek
Shriek
28 May 2019 10.45am
Reply to  maoxiong

Milk tea support trump as he oppose xi of china.

Anfield
Anfield
30 May 2019 4.38pm
Reply to  maoxiong

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
tunglang
30 May 2019 7.34pm
Reply to  Anfield

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
Shriek
30 May 2019 10.51pm
Reply to  tunglang

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

Maxim
Maxim
31 May 2019 10.39am
Reply to  tunglang

You use Huawei or iPhone?

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

Anfield
Anfield
1 Jun 2019 11.48am
Reply to  tunglang

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
Duan
2 Jun 2019 4.13pm
Reply to  Anfield

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

Shriek
Shriek
26 May 2019 10.30am

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
Wei
27 May 2019 4.41pm
Reply to  Shriek

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
tunglang
27 May 2019 6.28pm
Reply to  Shriek

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
Shriek
29 May 2019 10.02pm
Reply to  tunglang

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
tunglang
2 Jun 2019 12.08pm
Reply to  Shriek

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

Switch Machine
Switch Machine
27 May 2019 8.00pm
Reply to  Shriek

Plant more trees on the concretised island !!!!

tunglang
tunglang
26 May 2019 7.44pm

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
Kopi O Ah Pek
27 May 2019 11.35am
Reply to  tunglang

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
Wei
27 May 2019 4.36pm
Reply to  Kopi O Ah Pek

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
Anfield
31 May 2019 10.08am

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
Lilian
27 May 2019 5.55pm

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

Kopi O Ah Pek
Kopi O Ah Pek
28 May 2019 10.25am
Reply to  Lilian

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

Jordan
Jordan
28 May 2019 3.03pm

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
Wei
26 May 2019 12.20am

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

Milk Tea
Milk Tea
26 May 2019 3.31pm
Reply to  Wei

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

Wei
Wei
27 May 2019 4.54pm
Reply to  Milk Tea

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

Shriek
Shriek
29 May 2019 10.05pm
Reply to  Milk Tea

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

Switch Machine
Switch Machine
26 May 2019 7.36pm
Reply to  Wei

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
Shriek
27 May 2019 6.50pm
Reply to  Switch Machine

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
tunglang
5 Jun 2019 4.33pm
Reply to  Switch Machine

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