Thursday, November 29, 2012

PM in Malaysia Green Forum 2010

PUTRAJAYA- Prime Minister, Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak was invited to Malaysia Green Forum 2010 on the 26th of April to talk about the environmental issues in Malaysia.

           The coorganizers of this forum include Landscape Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia and Perbadanan Putrajaya. The Chairman of Landscap, Yang Amat Berbahagia Tun Jeanne Abdullah, has contributed in advancing environmental and landscape issues in the country.

           MGF2010 has drawn the participation of senior government officials, industry captains, society leaders and academic experts from within and outside the country. 

           “I hope a meeting of these brilliant minds would be able to come up with creative, innovative and pragmatic solutions to the green issues we face today, taking full consideration of the country’s inherent strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats.”, said Prime Minister.   

           Our Prime Minister has commended on the effort of MGF2010 towards the environmental issue in Malaysia. "I am happy to see that MGF2010 has united leaders and experts from very diverse backgrounds on a platform where environmental issues can be dealt with more holistically. I wish all of you great success in your deliberations and may I state that this government welcomes all constructive ideas that could make this blessed country greener and more sustainable," said our prime minister.

           This forum partnered with Sime Darby Berhad, UEM Group Berhad and TSR Capital Berhad.


6.6-Magnitude Quake Hits Aleutians Islands

ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA – A strong earthquake stroke Aleutians Islands yesterday night at 7:01p.m. PST.

            According to Alaska Tsunami Warning Centre, the earthquake is measured in a magnitude of 6.6 on Richter scale. The epicenter in the North Pacific about 40 miles east of the village of Nikolski and 850 miles southwest of Anchorage.

           This quake shook three Aleutian Island  fishing villages, Nikolski, Dutch Harbor and Unalaska, for three minutes.The Aleutians are sparsely settled. No reports of injuries or major damage. 

           "There was some very minor damage at Nikolski, with items knocked off shelves and small items damaged," said George Carts. He said the quake felt strongly  in the towns of Unalaska, Dutch Harbor and Nikolski, which are located on western islands in the Aleutian chain.
           One measured 20 aftershock in 5.0-magnitude on the scale, none was powerful enough to cause a tsunami, said the officials. However, the magnitude of 6.6 quake can cause severe damage if it hits populated area. The Richter scale measures ground motion and is recorded on seismographs, and each increase of one number means a tenfold increase in magnitude of quake.