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FGI NEWSLETTER ISSUE SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2013

We are pleased to announce the first issue of FGI news bulletin! It will provide you with a glimpse into the activities we have done in September and October of the project. Enjoy the reading! Please download from here: http://fgi.transparency.org.my/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2013/11/FGI-Newsletter-Issue-01.pdf By FGI team

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Forest Watch Awareness Programme

We are pleased to announce that Transparency International-Malaysia’s Forest Governance Integrity Project (TI-M-FGI) is organizing a Forest Watch Awareness Programme and an Introduction to the New ForestWatch Mobile Application involving talks on Forest Governance and Forest Monitoring Applications.   The Forest Watch Initiative is developed to involve the public to become eyes and ears of the forest through monitoring using Geospatial Technology

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Job Opportunities – Project Coordinator (Forest Governance Integrity (FGI) Project ) at Sabah & Sarawak

Responsibilities • Coordinate and implement project requirements • Research, preparing project progress reports, promoting, coordinating and implementing project requirements • Monitor and compile media materials related to the state’s Forestry sector • Provide necessary feedback on developments in the Forestry sector Requirements • Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree, Post Graduate Diploma, Agriculture/Aquaculture/Forestry

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Political Parties and Leaders Pledge for a New Malaysia to Address Environmental Emergencies

18 March, 2013 Living, vibrant natural forests will be part of a New Malaysia as political parties commit to implement an Inter Party Caucus to halt widespread deforestation in the country, at the launch, of the Eco-Manifesto yesterday in Subang Jaya. Thirteen leaders from both Barisan National and Opposition Pakatan Rakyat pledged their support for the Eco-Manifesto to halt the rapid lose of Malaysian’s forest .The Manifesto is by a coalition

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Stop All Mining Activities Immediately at Tasik Chini

15 August, 2012 Transparency International Malaysia together with the local community at Tasik Chini, urges the Pahang state government to stop all mining activities immediately because they are too close to the water body. Sediment run-off from the cleared land (particularly from the Batu Busuk area) flows directly into the lake. The mining operations that are seriously affecting the lake. They constitute the biggest threat to the integrity of Tasik

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‘Selamatkan Tasik Chini – Warisan Negara & Rizab Biosfera UNESCO’ – National Campaign

12 August, 2012 Issued in conjunction with the Launch of the National Campaign 'Selamatkan Tasik Chini – Warisan Negara & Rizab Biosfera UNESCO’ Tasik Chini is Critical and Dying Tasik Chini, Malaysia’s only UNESCO Biosphere is close to an ecological collapse. A Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia report in 2010 states “the eco-system of Tasik Chini is in a critical and ‘dying’ situation.” The adverse impact of development activities

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Forest Watch to Stop Illegal Forest Activities

1 February, 2012 Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) officially launched its Forest Watch Project, calling upon the public to become the eyes and ears of the forest in fighting illegal forest activities. This project is part of its Forest Governance Integrity (FGI) Programme to enhance forest governance through public participation. The public can assist stakeholders and agencies to conduct regular monitoring of forest cover and to spot irregularities

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