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Govt committed to prioritise biodiversity conservation policies

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KUALA LUMPUR: The government will remain committed to prioritizing biodiversity conservation policies to preserve the nation’s wealth of biodiversity.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the government is also committed to ensuring the country’s pace of development is environmentally friendly for the benefit of future generations.

Citing the impact of participation in Expo 2020 Dubai as an example, Ismail Sabri said that he would contribute to the economic recovery and development of the country in the future through business cooperation, including the introduction of green smart homes, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in agriculture, clean energy, and various other future solutions.

“Great dedication and close cooperation through a whole-of-government approach have made the Malaysian Pavilion an effective platform for sharing ideas and successfully highlighted the country’s potential to lead the global sustainability agenda.

“The Malaysian Pavilion is a symbol of the success of the Malaysian Family when its values ​​are translated into a strong plan of action and a unified attitude to achieve harmony, progress, sustainability and stability,” he said at the Malaysian Pavilion. Malaysia Expo Dubai 2020. Appreciation ceremony here tonight.

The Prime Minister said that inclusive and sustainable development has also been the backbone of Malaysia’s growth, where renewable energy, a people-centric economy, green technology and climate change mitigation are among the drivers of economic empowerment. .

As such, the ‘Rainforest Canopy’ pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, which was inspired by Malaysia’s tropical forests such as the Endau-Rompin National Park, symbolizes the synergistic relationship between economic, social and environmental progress in Malaysia.

He said that through the exhibition at the Malaysian Pavilion, visitors were exposed to the importance of humans protecting the environment and the need to live a healthy lifestyle.

“The Malaysian Pavilion showed the world how the use of science, technology and innovation is applied to drive green growth and development by incorporating green features such as rainwater harvesting, solar technology and building materials. Recyclable and low carbon.

“All of this shows that human beings can live in harmony by preserving nature and raising global awareness of the world and our shared responsibility in managing it,” he said.

Ismail Sabri said that overall, the Malaysian Pavilion received a total of 1.2 million visitors, and was even listed as one of the top five greenest pavilions and generated a total trade and investment potential of RM77.25bil.

He congratulated the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation as the lead ministry and the Malaysian Climate Change and Green Technology Corporation (MGTC) as the executing agency.

Expo 2020 Dubai, which was hosted by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, lasted for six months until March 31 this year.

Ismail Sabri also wants the spirit of the Malaysian Family that was empowered at Expo 2020 Dubai to continue to reignite for the country’s participation in Expo 2025 Osaka, Japan and trusts that the Ministry of International Trade and Industry that will lead the participation will be able to to make another successful start. – Bernama


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Selangor Sultan grants audience to Anwar

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PETALING JAYA: Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah of Selangor granted an audience to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at Istana Bukit Kayangan, Shah Alam.

The matter was announced in a post on the Selangor Royal Office Facebook page on Tuesday (Dec 6).

Anwar was appointed prime minister on November 24, the publication added.


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Anwar: Don’t call me ‘papa’

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PETALING JAYA: Social media users have coined the term “PMX” for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (Photo), who has made it clear that he does not want to be called “dad” or by any other paternal nickname.

PMX refers to him as the country’s 10th Prime Minister, PM being the acronym for Prime Minister, while “X” is 10 in Roman numerals.

There have been several news articles and social media posts referring to the Tambun MP as PMX since the Yang di-Pertuan Agong took office on November 24.

On Tuesday (December 6), Anwar had

asked Malaysians not to call him dad after a netizen wished him “Good morning dad” on Twitter.

Anwar had responded with “Please don’t do that”.

Anwar, who is married to Datuk Seri MP Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail of Bandar Tun Razak, is called “dad” by his six children.

Anwar’s refusal to use a paternal nickname with the rakyat is considered to be a departure from the practice of former Prime Ministers Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who were comfortable presenting themselves as the father figure of the nation.

Ismail Sabri and Muhyiddin were referred to as “Pak Long” and “Abah” respectively.

A tech-savvy Anwar has always been active on social media, where he could be seen interacting and joking with netizens.

On December 4, Anwar, who is also the chairman of PKR and chairman of Pakatan Harapan, said that despite the increased responsibilities after assuming the country’s highest post, he will still find time to respond to tweets.

“Many complain that I rarely reply to tweets. The responsibility is increasing, but I still follow my friends’ comments on Twitterjaya. InshaAllah, I will try to find space and reply to all my friends’ tweets,” he said in a post.


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Don’t challenge me, Anwar tells Muhyiddin

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PUTRAJAYA: There were several processes and procedures that former Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyuddin Yassib did not follow, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The prime minister said this includes the participation of companies linked to his relatives.

“I would like to remind Muhyiddin not to challenge me as it is clear that various processes and procedures were not followed,” he told the media after registering with the Finance Ministry on Monday (Dec 6).

Anwar, however, did not elaborate on the companies and the nature of the businesses they are involved in.

He said that while his intention was to focus on economic growth and people’s well-being, the matter needed to be addressed as it was being questioned.

He said certain parties had claimed they were clean.

“However, they are not, since it was found that there were approvals made without following the rules.

“This includes approvals made during the movement control order,” he said.

There have been calls for an ICR on government spending during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Muhyiddin, who is also the president of Perikatan Nasional, said he never embezzled or embezzled funds meant to help people and if he had, investigations would have started long ago.


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