After the mass coral in 2010, researchers discovered that between five to ten percent of the coral reefs in Malaysian Marine Parks  had died.

Hard coral species at dive sites in Pulau Perhentian Besar and Pulau Perhentian Kecil are in danger of being completely destroyed by divers and snorkellers who ignore warnings by marine parks not to step on them.

Read more: Careless people damaging our corals


Slash-and-burn agriculture can wreak havoc with peatlands and forests. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Malaysia has been losing much of its peatlands and their ongoing loss bodes ill for the country’s environment. Peat swamps are home to a great deal of biodiversity with a fascinating kaleidoscope of species. They also absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide. In fact, peat swamps in Malaysia may store up to 20 times more carbon than adjacent lowland forests.

Read more: Slash-and-Burn Agriculture must Stop


KUALA LUMPUR -- The 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was marked in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Tuesday at the Expo 2017.

Read more: 50th ASEAN Anniversary Marked At Astana’s Expo 2017


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