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September 27, 2017

World Pharmacists’ Day 2017

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World Pharmacists’ Day 2017

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September 25, 2017

Relay for Life

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Our Mission

Relay for Life is a worldwide movement that aims to spread the key messages about cancer as well as raise much needed funds for cancer services. It started in USA, under the American Cancer Society, and is now held in over 20 countries around the world.

The National Cancer Society of Malaysia Penang Branch initiated the Relay in Malaysia, in 2005. KL and Malacca now also hold Relays. We look forward to other Malaysian states joining in.

The Meaning of Relay

Relay brings us together as a community in our fight against cancer. It affirms that we can do things to protect ourselves and our loved ones against cancer; that we need to know more and spread knowledge to others; and that we can celebrate this fight together over the months of the Relay campaign, and of course at the final Relay event.
There are three key concepts for Relay which apply to us as individuals and as a Relay community: celebrate, remember, fight back.


We celebrate survivorship and everyone involved in fighting and supporting people in their fight against cancer – survivors, carers, families, and friends. The first lap at Relay is walked by survivors and their carers/supporters.
We remember those who have fought cancer. At Relay, we do this especially through the very special Luminaria ceremony. Hundreds of luminaria bags, dedicated to loved ones, line the track and are left burning throughout the night. It’s a spectacular sight.


We commit ourselves to fight back against cancer, through the various activities of Relay and beyond. This includes carrying the key messages (see Our Key Messages) to as many people as we possibly can, making sure people understand cancer better, how we can fight it, and where we can go for help.


Many people also ask why the ‘Relay’ at the final event. This year this will be overnight starting at about 6pm 30th September 2017 and going through till 10am 1st. October 2017. As many of you will know, in addition to all the entertainment, food, and other stalls which fill the Youth Park field, there is a track which teams and individuals take turns to walk around (Relay for Life!). The sixteen hours of ‘relaying’ symbolise the journey of a cancer patient and the non-stop fight against cancer. As we walk around the track, we can think about the initial diagnosis of a cancer patient, and then, as time goes in, the various stages of reaction and treatment that patients and carers go through. It is a long journey for many, full of conflicting emotions, ranging from hope to despair. All this can be seen in our overnight Relay – and that is why we ask teams to keep at least one person on the track at all times, to share and symbolise our support for survivors and our communal fight against cancer.


Together we can make a difference.


Together we can fight cancer!

Pesta Tanglung 2017

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Ulu Muda : Is the Northern Economic Region’s Water Security threatened?

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Penang Institute, the public policy think tank of the Penang state government is proud to host a forum entitledUlu Muda : Is the Northern Corridor Economic Region’s Water Security Being Threatened” which is scheduled as follows:

Date        : 27 September 2017 (Wednesday)
Time       : 5:30pm – 8:30pm (Registration starts at 5:00pm)
Venue     : Conference Hall 1, Penang Institute, No. 10, Jalan Brown, George Town, Penang
 

The 160,000-hectare Ulu Muda forest reserve in Kedah is an important water catchment area supplying raw water to Penang, Kedah and Perlis. Around 80% of Penang’s raw water supply comes from Sungai Muda, which originates in the Ulu Muda area. This river also accounts for 96% of Kedah’s water supply and 50% of Perlis’ as well. The Muda irrigation scheme in Kedah, which accounts for about 40% of total rice production in Malaysia, also relies greatly on water sourced from the Ulu Muda Reserve. The Ulu Muda region is clearly vital to the environmental well-being of the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER).

However, Ulu Muda is facing serious threats. The rampant legal and illegal logging activities that are taking place there is believed to affect Muda river’s ability to supply raw water to Penang, Perlis and Kedah. Cutting down of trees in Ulu Muda will affect its ability to catch rainwater, and will seriously affect the quantity and quantity of raw water available from the Muda river. The logging activities will also have detrimental effects on the Ulu Muda’s rich biodiversity and wildlife population.

Kindly register your interest here.

 

Please feel free to circulate this invitation to your family and friends.

Dato’ Dr Ooi Kee Beng
Executive Director,
Penang Institute

Malaysia Economic Monitor : Quest for Productivity Growth

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Penang Institute, the public policy think tank of the Penang state government together with World Bank Group is proud to host a conference entitled Malaysia Economic Monitor : The Quest for Productivity Growth” which is scheduled as follow:

Date        : 26 Sept 2017 (Tuesday)
Time       : 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm (Registration starts at 7:00pm)
Venue    : Conference Hall 1, Penang Institute

No. 10, Jalan Brown, GeorgeTown, Penang
 

Economic growth in Malaysia has been resilient in recent years showing a well-diversified economy and solid macroeconomic fundamentals. The Malaysian government is putting emphasis on moving into a higher value added growth model to become a high income economy. Yet, there will be emerging structural constraints as capital accumulation faces headwinds. The 15th MEM focuses on the need to increase total factor productivity and labor productivity through skills, innovation, infrastructure and efficiency, to increase productivity growth in Malaysia.

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Panelists :

Ulrich Zachau, Director of Regional Partnerships World Bank

Assoc Prof Dr Teo Wing Leong, Head of School of Economics, University of Nottingham Malaysia

En Rauzah Zainal Abidin, Director, Productivity Development, Malaysian Productivity Corporation

Representative from the local business community(TBC)

Please register your interest here.

Please feel free to circulate this invitation to your family and friends.

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Dato’ Dr Ooi Kee Beng
Executive Director,
Penang Institute

September 13, 2017

Langur Project Penang

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LANGUR PROJECT PENANG (LPP) FB

Calling for citizen observation on wildlife crossing!

呼唤民众的关注- 道路生态学!(中文翻译以下)

 

LPP is an outreach research project on the ecology, behaviour and road ecology of Trachypithecus obscurus for the development of a sustainable langur conservation in Penang.

LPP is currently working on the first road ecology project, “Road Ecology and Canopy Bridges for Arboreal Wildlife to Cope with Habitat Fragmentation in Penang” in Penang, to investigate the impact of roads toward the movement of langurs and other arboreal wildlife. Today, we are in phase 1 of the study, which is to identify the wildlife crossing hotspots.

Based on our up to 20 months of langur observation in Teluk Bahang, a particular troop of langurs there spent up to 15-20% of their time by the coastal line to forage. In order to move to the coastal beach area, the langurs would have to seek for connectivity trees (preferable choice, 72%), cable wires to cross (second option, 26%) from forested area to coastal line, which is divided by an asphalt road. Worst, they sometimes run across the road (2%), as there is no connected trees or cable wires. LPP has encountered and handled six langur road kill incidents since August 2016, and an electrocution incident of a Sunda slow loris.

Of cause, the above data is only applied to one single troop of langur and in Teluk Bahang region only, where we are currently still collecting data in other study sites to compare the arboreal wildlife road crossing behaviours. Besides the spectacled langurs, we have observed black giant squirrels, plantain squirrels, long-tailed macaques, Sunda colugo, other small rodents, and reptiles, often forage by the road and coastal line.

NOW, WE NEED YOU, PENANGITES’ HELP! – To gather more observation on wildlife crossing incidents. When you are driving around Penang and you see the above species of wildlife forage by the road, moving by the road, crossing the road, attempt to cross the road, OR any road kill incident- kindly drop us a private message on our Facebook page on 1) date, time & location 2) type of observation 3) species of wildlife 4) any photos or videos, additional note.

All the above information is able to help LPP in gathering all possible wildlife crossing hotspot area for our road ecology study, where we will be marking down potential coordinates for future work and monitoring to mitigate the impact of habitat fragmentation (roads) toward the ecology and behaviour of arboreal wildlife. More details on our road ecology study:

https://www.rufford.org/projects/jo_leen_yap_0
http://tinyurl.com/ybvfs7kv
http://tinyurl.com/yd3hd7qw

PLEASE SHARE THIS AS WIDELY AS POSSIBLE! Let’s all do our part in conserving and voicing out for the wildlife residents in Penang!

 

THE RUFFORD FOUNDATION

September 8, 2017

Penang International Green Carnival 2017

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PENANG INTERNATIONAL GREEN CARNIVAL

 

Penang International Green Carnival is the biggest platform for environmental education

in Northern Malaysia that presents green solutions, strategies and practices.

We reach out to more than 100,000 people through our pre-event and on-ground

activities with the participation of industries, communities and government.

Come together to raise environmental awareness, motivate people

to tackle climate change and create a net impact on fighting climate change.

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PENANG GREEN COUNCIL

 

September 3, 2017

eRezeki Workshop for working online

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Link : eRezeki  Workshop PWDC

September 1, 2017

TSNRA Charity Malaysia Day Dinner 2017

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The TSNRA will again be celebrating Malaysia Day 2017 with a charity dinner

for the destitute, homeless elders & disabled homes (VIP guests).

There will be a total of 150 VIP  guests sponsored by individuals via tickets.

Tickets are priced at Rm 22/- for adults & Rm 18/- for children 12 years & below.

Performances will be by a dance studio called Soul Music.

We hope that you will kindly sponsor some of these guests

and also join us in the celebration.

Thank you & looking forward to your presence.

Please contact Wendy Ang ( 012-478 5124 )  for further details.

Triathlon Public Talk – Where to start

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