Two days ago, US President Donald Trump drew outrage and criticism of the world when he announced that the US was pulling out of the agreement.
Commenting further, Wan Junaidi said the world was now worried that should the agreement fail, it would have negative implications on the environment, including in Malaysia, when more low-lying areas would be filled with water due to global warming.
"This is something that we need to defend through this agreement although it might take some time (to materialise)," he said.
Meanwhile, the minister said the flood mitigation project, costing almost RM600 million, that would serve as a solution to resolve floods in the district was expected to be completed in two years'' time.
Wan Junaidi also urged the Kedah government not to develop the pre-historic area of Tanjung Mali in Langkawi where drop stones were unearthed, due to its historical value.
"Do not disturb the 1,200-metre site so that it can be turned into an eco-tourism area because of the high historical value," he said.
It was reported that the two billion-year-old area was once part of Antartica before it separated due to melting iceberg and becoming an island on its own.
Source: Malaysian Digest | 5 June 2017