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A Decade Later, Coming Full Circle

The past two years in Penang had been ones of challenges, hard work, learning, and growth. I remember reflecting upon the major events that happened during my time there and feeling amazed at how far I had come. At the end of 2018, I felt both comforted and relieved that there was going to be some positive progress with my life and career.

Read: My 2018: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Then, suddenly, half of 2019 has come and gone, and August 2019 is coming to an end in an hour’s time. Where has time gone?

Some of my friends have probably known that I left INTI International College Penang for Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) in January 2019. What is amazing to me, is that UTAR was the very place where I started my career as an educator some ten years ago!

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Single-Use Plastic Ban at Government Events: Sort out Practical Implications

Recently, the Malaysian government reportedly proposed to ban single-use plastics – including the distribution of bottled water and plastic-wrapped food – at government-organised events from 2020.

The proposal came amidst growing concern about the environmental damage caused by the rising amounts of plastic waste, both globally and in the country. Many surveys and reports have pointed to Malaysia being one of the biggest consumers of plastics globally. According to a 2015 study, the country reportedly ranks eighth among the largest producers of mismanaged plastic waste in the world

If that is not bad enough, China’s ban on solid waste imports in 2018 has left many countries around the world looking for an alternative dumping ground – and Malaysia finds itself becoming one such site.

Full article on Aliran website.