UK Parliament declares climate change emergency; what about Malaysia?


In a stunning development, the UK Parliament yesterday became the first to declare a climate change emergency after sustained pressure from an environmental activist group.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tabled the motion and it was approved by MPs without a vote.

Corbyn had earlier told the activists, “This can set off a wave of action from parliaments and governments around the globe.”

Unfortunately, here in Malaysia, we don’t seem to have received the ‘memo’ – the issue received scant coverage in the media, and it is largely business as usual here.

We continue to argue about race and religion while merrily talking about building a multi-billion ringgit six-lane highway over urban parks and tunnelling through hills.

Forests continue to be cleared all over the country.

Hills are cut for high-end property development, timber and mono-crop plantations.

A large new airport is being proposed near an existing one.

A third national car has been proposed.

Unnecessarily massive land reclamation for super high-density property development is in the pipeline, much of it for the wealthy – and to earn massive profits for the wealthy.

It is almost as if we are living on a different planet. Full article on Aliran website

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