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WWF: Pledge to reverse Selangor plastic policy damaging to environment

WWF: Pledge to reverse Selangor plastic policy damaging to environment

BY YISWAREE PALANSAMY
February 20, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 — The local chapter of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has warned of dire consequences to the environment, following Barisan Nasional’s (BN) pledge to reverse the “no plastic bag” policy in Selangor should it resume power. WWF Malaysia’s chief executive Datuk Dr Dionysius SK Sharma said while pledges and promises are the prerogative of political parties, it is the administration’s duty to “do what is right”. “It is evident from the easily... Read more

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BY ANITH ADILAH

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Tourists take a stroll at the Esplanade in George Town February 20, 2018. Penang island is experiencing a heatwave with daytime temperatures soaring to as high as 34 degrees Celsius. — Picture by Sayuti Zainudin

Tourists take a stroll at the Esplanade in George Town February 20, 2018. Penang island is experiencing a heatwave with daytime temperatures soaring to as high as 34 degrees Celsius. — Picture by Sayuti Zainudin