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Tengku Amir Shah Sul­tan Shara­fud­din Idris Shah

The move­ment, called the Royal Mar­i­time En­vi­ron­men­tal Aware­ness (RMEA) pro­gramme, is slated to be a cru­cial part of the Malaysia World Mar­i­time Week hosted by the Min­istry of Trans­port and its agency, Marine Depart­ment of Malaysia. The RMEA was metic­u­lously struc­tured and con­cep­tu­alised in ac­cor­dance with the Bali Dec­la­ra­tion signed by the Asia Pa­cific Coun­tries of mar­i­time pi­lots in Bali, In­done­sia on Au­gust 30, 2017, where Malaysia was a sig­na­tory coun­try. Dur­ing a short har­bour tour off Port Klang, Tengku Amir Shah was per­plexed and wor­ried as he no­ticed the pres­ence of plas­tic pol­lu­tants that ap­peared on the sur­face of the sea, which ended up oc­cu­py­ing the stretch of coast­line dur­ing low tide, and in­sisted that im­me­di­ate ac­tion be taken. Ac­cord­ing to cap­tain Martin Lim, the pres­i­dent and chair­man of Mar­i­time Pi­lots Malaysia, RMEA will not only raise the aware­ness of the pub­lic on the im­por­tance of mar­i­time en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion, but also mit­i­gates so­lu­tions to counter ex­ist­ing is­sues through seam­less syn­ergy with pri­vate com­pa­nies as well as or­gan­i­sa­tions such as gov­ern­men­tal agen­cies and min­istries. Also present dur­ing the of­fi­ci­a­tion cer­e­mony was Dato’ Ka­marudin Jaa­far, deputy trans­port min­is­ter of Malaysia who said, “Rais­ing the aware­ness among the pub­lic, ed­u­cat­ing the young on the im­por­tance of en­vi­ron­men­tal care is, be­yond doubt, cru­cial and fun­da­men­tal. How­ever, ef­fec­tive so­lu­tions to rec­tify any harm­ful con­di­tions, in­clud­ing en­force­ment is equally im­por­tant. Th­ese have been the in­te­gral frame­work of the RMEA.” Pri­vate or pub­lic com­pa­nies, en­ti­ties or or­gan­i­sa­tions are duly en­cour­aged to be as­so­ciate part­ners of RMEA, so let’s do what we can to spur on this move­ment. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit mpmhq.org.my.

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