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Macaranga Wrap-up: June 2023

Law Yao Hua, Co-founder, Macaranga

26-Jun-23 15:30

Macaranga Wrap-up: June 2023

As June draws to an end, we speak to Law Yao Hua, co-founder of environmental journalism portal Macaranga, to discuss the top environmental news of the month past. We discuss how it has been estimated that there are RM809bil worth of rare earths in Malaysia, making it a hot commodity for state governments to pursue - can this industry be developed sustainably and responsibly? We also discuss the EIA report of a proposed new Tioman Island International Airport which is now up for review, looking at the many concerns about the development, and its projected impacts to the island, before finally looking forward to activities lined up for World Tiger Day on the 29th of July.

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Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs

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Categories:  environmenteconomy

Tags:  Tioman Island International Airporteia reportworld tiger daysg yu corridormacarangarare earthsminingsustainable developmentTioman Islandland reclamationunsustainable tourismmalayan tigercentral forest spine

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