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KUALA LUMPUR: It is not going to be an easy feat for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to voluntarily reduce emission intensity of GDP by up to 40%, former Ireland president Mary Robinson said.

“I am glad to see that Malaysia is looking to position itself on a low-carbon growth path,” said Robinson, who was also the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Read more: Tough job to balance reducing emissions against development

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PETALING JAYA: Cases of infectious diseases brought about by climate change can be reduced through awareness and education.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai cautioned the public against taking the impact caused by climate change lightly.

He added that a worrisome threat that could emerge during major floods was dengue fever while changes in weather patterns encouraged an increase in mosquito breeding.

Read more: Liow cautions public not to ignore climate change impact

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MALIAU BASIN: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said certain Western critics of Malaysia’s oil palm industry were taking a narrow view of the issue when they ignore the benefits of the industry to those who depend on it for their livelihood.

“The critics fail to understand we have a responsibility to our people who depend on oil palm and this does not include smallholders and companies.

Read more: What we do for environs is SAFE, says Najib

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