Flight MH370

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Malaysia’s 2013 reefs report and findings

Reef Check Malaysia 2013 Survey Results Press Conference and Networking Event
Kuala Lumpur

Coral reefs are an important ecological, social and economic resource in many regions around the world as they generate valuable ecosystem services, jobs, and food security, and provide protection to coasts, to name a few of their functions. Despite their significance, coral reef ecosystems are increasingly endangered by a variety of human activities and land use changes along coastlines, besides the emerging threats from climate change.   

Reef Check is essentially a coral reef monitoring methodology applied worldwide to assess the health of coral...

Marine park and inclusive sustainable island management for the conservation of marine biodiversity in Malaysia

Seminar on Lessons Learnt

The project on ‘Conserving Marine Biodiversity through Enhanced Marine Park Management and Inclusive Sustainable Island Development’ was recently completed through a collaborative effort of the Department of Marine Park Malaysia (DMPM), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) with the University of Malaya Consultancy Unit. As a follow-up, a stakeholders’ consultative workshop focusing on sharing lessons learnt was conducted by the DMPM which was attended by stakeholders from academia, government and non-governmental organisations. MIMA was represented by Cheryl Rita Kaur, Head of the Centre for Coastal and Marine Environment. ...

Emphasis on marine protected areas and their benefits for resource protection and tourism

Marine Park Advisory and Marine Reserves Council Meeting No. 1/2014
Tawau, Sabah
23-24 March 2014

The Marine Park Advisory Council is the highest platform where relevant stakeholders from the federal, state and local levels meet at least twice a year with the aim of providing advice, sharing research outputs, coordinating development efforts, as well as developing strategies and action plans to conserve the marine resources and biodiversity in the national marine parks and reserves. The requirement to have at least 10% national areas designated as protected zones by the year 2020 under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)...

National Defence University of Malaysia

“Reflections on Lahad Datu: One Year After”

The National Defence University of Malaysia (UPNM), namely the Centre for Defence and Security Studies (CDSS) organised a seminar gathering scholars and security professionals to reflect on the 2013 Lahad Datu incident. The Vice Chancellor, Tan Sri Dato' Seri Panglima Hj Zulkifli Bin Hj Zainal Abidin delivered the Opening Address for the Seminar. Notable attendees were Dato Husin Nayan, Director General of the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR), Lt Jen Dato' Pahlawan Dr William R. Stevenson, Chief Executive of the Malaysian Institute of Defence and Security Studies (MiDAS) and Vice...

Congregation of the world’s shipping players

13th Asia Pacific Maritime 2014
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
19-21 March 2014

The world’s leading players in the merchant shipping industry assembled in Singapore, an international maritime centre, at the 13th edition of Asia Pacific Maritime 2014 (APM 2014).

Held at Singapore’s iconic landmark Marina Bay Sands, APM 2014 features a massive exhibition that showcases the products and services of nearly 1,500 companies from 53 countries (including Malaysia) in the shipping industry encompassing a wide range of sub sectors.  They include ship classification, equipment manufacturing, ship broking, shipbuilding/repairing, ship financing, ship management, ship and crew protection and...

Moving up a notch on green ports initiatives

Shore Connection Forum      
Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Annex VI on Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships under the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution From Ships, 1973 as modified by the protocol of 1978 (MARPOL 73/78) regulates shipboard incineration and emissions of volatile organic compound, limits the main air pollutants from ships exhaust gas which include sulphur oxides (SOx) and nitrous oxides (NOx), and prohibits deliberate emissions of ozone depleting substances from ships. The convention came into effect in May 2005 after securing ratification by the required minimum 15 states representing 50% of world shipping tonnage. As of...