Ah Choy Er

Ah Choy Er
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia | ukm · School of Social, Development & Environmental (SOSDES)

PhD Environmental Science

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Disaster loss indicators compatible with DesInventar Sendai were delineated to facilitate reporting to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), and enable monetary valuation of disaster impacts in Malaysia. A standard means of collecting disaggregated information to ensure compliance to SFDRR targets is a challenge for many governm...
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The cumulative costs associated with frequent small-scale flash floods have been calculated for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to get an insight on damages and losses. There is limited information on the impact of frequently occurring small-scale events compared to large-scale or catastrophic disasters, particularly with respect to its overall implication...
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Pemilihan kerjaya sangat penting dalam menentukan perjalanan kerjaya bagi seseorang individu lebih-lebih lagi dari generasi belia. Golongan belia merupakan aset yang paling penting bagi sesebuah negara. Indek Belia Malaysia menunjukan golongan belia adalah mewakili komposisi yang besar dalam penduduk Malaysia iaitu seramai 13.88 juta orang dari jum...
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Climate change, resource scarcity, and an aging population are the most concerning global issues in recent decades. One of the best methods to manage and mitigate these problems while continuing to boost the economies and offer opportunities for the growing world population is sustainable development. As Malaysia is one of the major oil consumers i...
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Perkembangan industri kelapa sawit di Malaysia bermula pada tahun 1917 dengan pembukaan ladang sawit pertama di Tennamaran, Selangor. Seterusnya, pada awal dekad 1960-an, pembukaan ladang sawit meningkat dengan mendadak apabila FELDA membuka tanah rancangan secara besar-besaran selaras dengan dasar kerajaan pada masa tersebut untuk membasmi kemiski...
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Keluarga merupakan antara kumpulan pasaran terbesar dan terpenting dalam industri pelancongan. Banyak destinasi pelancongan di pelbagai negara mensasarkan kumpulan ini dalam aktiviti promosi produk pelancongan mereka kerana peratusan pasaran pelancongan riadah di seluruh dunia didominasi oleh kumpulan pelancong berkeluarga iaitu sebanyak 30%. Namun...
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The goal of the travel and tourism industry is to make all travellers happy. The activities in the sector consistently promote multitudinous benefits, such as wellness, rejoicing, and recuperation. The motivation for family tourists is to indulge in tourism activities that can instil family and social values through a family vacation. However, the...
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This research discusses the six (6) elements of tourism destinations and their impacts on local communities in Ranau, Sabah. The elements are attractions, accessibility, amenities, available packages, activities and ancillary services. A total of 200 respondents were involved in this survey based on a set of questionnaires. The results indicated th...
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Small-scale flash flood events are climate-related disasters which can put multiple aspects of the system at risk. The consequences of flash floods in densely populated cities are increasingly becoming problematic around the globe. However, they are largely ignored in disaster impact assessment studies, especially in assessing socioeconomic loss an...
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Oil palm farmers play an important role in ensuring oil palm cultivation can achieve sustainable agricultural practice. However, the best agricultural practices among oil palm farmers are yet to be known. This study aims to systematically review oil palm farmers’ sustainable practices. The present study integrated multiple research designs and the...
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Terdapat pelbagai tarikan pelancongan berasaskan warisan di Kuala Lumpur, di samping menyumbang kepada peluang pendapatan, pekerjaan, dan peluang perniagaan. Kajian ini bertujuan mengenalpasti lokasi yang berpotensi dijadikan sebagai tarikan pelancongan warisan di Kuala Lumpur, serta mengkaji faktor yang mempengaruhi pelancong melancong ke tarikan...
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Palm oil has been recognized as large world trade of vegetable oil around the globe. The vast improvement of planting palm trees and the numbers of oil palm export shown that these agricultural has huge potential for the farmers. The Objective of this paper is to evaluate the wellbeing and quality of life among oil palm smallholders. Since this...
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Kajian ini bertujuan untuk mengkaji kelestarian penanaman kelapa sawit dalam kalangan para pekebun kecil di Lahad Datu terhadap persijilan MSPO. Sebanyak 300 orang pekebun kecil sawit di Lahad Datu, Sabah ditemubual menggunakan satu set borang soal-selidik. Hasil analisis kajian ini menunjukkan para pekebun sawit kecil mempunyai kesedaran terhadap...
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In Malaysia, conventional rice farming is the predominant method of rice cultivation with attendant problems like the harmful effects of the utilisation of synthetic pesticides and synthetic fertilisers. Thus, conventional rice farming was compared to the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method, a variant of agroecological rice farming, in Kamp...
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Biosphere reserves are well recognized as a ‘learning site’ for reconciling conservation, development, and learning functions. Being a learning site, the Biosphere reserves received many visitors, including academic tourists. This article aims at uncovering what academic tourists perceived as the biosphere reserve tourism of Tasik Chini Biosphere R...
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Sustainable tourism is a type of tourism activity that continues to conserve, provide various facilities in areas that have tourist attractions, whether related to the environment or culture, as well as modernize the social structure in the area to become an economic activity that can contribute to national income, improving the living standards of...
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Abstrak: Peningkatan kesedaran terhadap penanaman organik semakin mendapat tempat dalam kalangan para petani pada masa kini. Sistem pengeluarannya yang bersifat mesra alam, tidak merbahaya baik dari segi kandungan dan cara penyediaan menjadikannya sebagai alternatif terkini dalam industri pertanian. Terkenal dengan kawasan pelancongan bersuhu seder...
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This study aims to assess the trends of dengue incidence and socio-demographic characteristics of reported dengue cases in Seremban district, Malaysiaduring the last decade. Secondary dataon reported dengue cases during 2003-2011 were collected fromthe District Health Office, Seremban. Trend analysis was conducted to assess the status of dengue inc...
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Rajah 1: Spider diagram untuk kemampanan alam sekitar (Nota: 1=Fertumbuhan yang sangar rendah, S=pertumbuhan yang sangat tinggi). Terdapat juga peningkatan aplikasi teknologi moden dalam rawatan slsa (i.Sti),-manakala Akta Racun Perosak 1974 masih dianggap ."J"ir."ri (s). Pemeriksaan susulan pihak berkuasa Jabatan Alam ilxitut (JAS)'dan pihak berku...
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Considering the global palm oil production, it can be identified as the second largest vegetable oil. Palm oil is a natural resource that is favorable for the Malaysian climate. In 2017, Malaysia had a total of 454 palm oil mills with a production capacity of approximately 112 million tonnes of fresh fruit bunches. A sustainable environment denotes...
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A sustainable practices framework in accordance with environmental, economic, and social dimensions is an important constituent of the palm oil milling sub-sector for its effective contribution to the national economy of Malaysia. A major threat to the palm oil mills is the adoption of a lower sustainability practices framework that can result in e...
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Water constitutes a major environmental and public health concerns worldwide. A large proportion of global water consumption is sourced from surface water. The dependency level on surface water is higher in developing countries, especially in rural-to-semi-urban areas, where subsurface water is not accessible. Presented in this paper is a spatiotem...
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Recycling entrepreneurrial initiatives can lead to campus sustainability and at the same time generates lucrative income amongst staff of higher learning institutes. The Higher Education Institute Entrepreneurship Development Policy aims to encourage and strengthen the development of entrepreneurship to be more organized and holistic among the loca...
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Tourism is an emerging economic sector for Malaysia. The purpose of this study is an attempt to understand the factors that attract tourists to visit Malaysia. The primary data were collected through questionnaire survey on 735 tourists who visited the state of Melaka, Malaysia. This study used descriptive statistics, confirmatory factor analysis,...
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The place-making approach is a participant-based planning approach that includes community involvement in the development and transformation of spaces into places of higher quality. The concept of place-making is to make public spaces more liveable. It is a well-known approach in the area of urban planning research. However, the concept of place-ma...
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Oil palm is the world leading vegetable oil. It is an important player in the economic development of the country, both as a contributor to gross national product (GDP), foreign earnings and job creation. With high yields per hectare, cheap to produce and its application to food and non-food industries makes it an important product both locally and...
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Recycling entrepreneurrial initiatives can lead to campus sustainability and at the same time generates lucrative income amongst staff of higher learning institutes. The Higher Education Institute Entrepreneurship Development Policy aims to encourage and strengthen the development of entrepreneurship to be more organized and holistic among the loca...
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Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is exposed to several natural hazards, among which flash floods are most common and frequent. Expanding development and higher intensity of rainfall are the primary causes of flash floods. As the urbanisation is growing, the number of exposed properties, people and business premises are also increasing. This m...
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Flash floods are the most common and disruptive hydro-meteorological phenomena that Malaysian cities experience most often. The capital city of the country, especially, is experiencing more incidences of flash floods than the past. Although flash flood does not always confine to monsoon seasons, the city experiences flash flood more frequently in t...
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Energy is vital to humankind. Limited access to modern electricity is a common problem for remote areas. Orang Asli – the aboriginals – are the major populations who live in the remote areas in Malaysia. This chapter investigates the contribution of electricity cost using conventional supply to their monthly income. Apart from that, solar energy is...
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Palm oil mill is one of the major earning sources and processing industry to enhance the Malaysian economy. To sustain the economy, sustainable practices is important that should be evaluated in establishing the sustainability of the palm oil milling sector. Undeniably, the sustainability depends on the combination of environment, social and econom...
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Oil palm research is performed to develop new and upgraded products to face global challenges and thus, the industry is emerging as a dependable source of empowerment for the country. However, it also poses a serious threat due to unawareness of sustainability issues by the smallholders. Thus, this study assesses the actions of oil palm smallholder...
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This article discusses the potential of heritage tourism development in the old town of Jugra, Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia, from several aspects such as archaeology, ecology and nature. The SWOT analysis is created to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to investigate the potential of the study area to be a heritage tour...
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Food wastes generations have continued to increase in recent years in Malaysia. According to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (MHLG), food wastes have outstripped other solid wastes generated in Malaysia, constituting more than 40 percent of the total wastes disposed in 2010. From the MHLG data, food wastes disposed from households were...
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Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) created a history by being recognized as the first university and a higher education in Malaysia to launch the first EcoCampus Action Plan and ranked 44th IU-GreenMetric Campus in the world. The plan was implemented for the purpose of fostering practices of preserving the environment among the campus community. This...
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Flooding is a major hazard in Malaysia in terms of socioeconomic and ecological damages. Although the State of Johor has experienced a number of floods in the last several decades, the December 2006 - January 2007 and 2011 floods were exceptionally costly and damaging. Whilst some activities to deal with such extreme events have been undertaken, ca...
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Oil palm research is performed to develop new and upgraded products to face global challenges and thus, the industry is emerging as a dependable source of empowerment for the country. However, it also poses a serious threat due to unawareness of sustainability issues by the smallholders. Thus, this study assesses the actions of oil palm smallholder...
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University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) created history by being recognized as the first university and the first higher learning institute in Malaysia to launch the first Eco-Campus Action Plan and is currently ranked 44th in the standings of the IU-Green Metric Campus in the world. This position is an evidence that UMS has taken serious efforts in achiev...
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Renewable energy sources have increasingly become important in recent decades not only as ways for improving energy security and mitigating climate change, but they also help contribute to economic growth and job creation. As the second-largest producer of crude palm oil, Malaysia has abundance of biomass residues from palm oil industries and other...
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Daerah Hulu Langat merupakan salah sebuah daerah di negeri Selangor yang bersempadan langsung dengan Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur. Daerah Hulu Langat merupakan kawasan pinggir bandar yang menerima rebakan bandar akibat perkembangan pesat metropolitan Kuala Lumpur. Rebakan bandar yang berlaku telah menggalakkan perkembangan sektor hartanah di da...
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The evaluation of loss and damage (L &D) is becoming increasingly important. There are many challenges in L & D assessement and these include attribution of disasters to climate change as well as methodological limitations.
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Background and Objective: Dengue illness is one of the most relevant public health problems in Malaysia. The incidence of dengue infection in the country has increased steadily during the last decade Seremban is one of the highly affected districts by dengue in the country. This study aims to identify the sources of dengue infection in Seremban dis...
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The aim of this studies are to investigate the factors of certified palm oil mills and impacts of social, economic and environmental issues of the palm oil mills; Workers and community based on sustainable issues. This section begins with a postulation of the hypotheses and the elaboration of the independent variables. Then, the environment, econom...
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Oil Palm cultivation is an emerging sector for environment sustainability in Malaysia. The environment pronged strategy of high income, value addition and zero waste is analyzed as part of the journey towards corporate environment sustainability in Malaysia. However, oil palm cultivations are being associated with reports of water pollution, biodiv...
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The aim of this studies are to investigate the factors of certified palm oil mills; Impacts of social, economic and environmental issues of the palm oil mills; Workers and community based on sustainable issues. This section begins with a postulation of the hypotheses and the elaboration of the independent variables. Then, the environment, economics...
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The Sustainable Campus program, which was launched on 21 June 2007, seeks to coordinate the implementation of sustainable development in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia as a whole. However, the university’s complex environment with diverse organizational sub-cultures and traditions has raised concerns. The main challenge in conservation efforts is a...
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The Sustainable Campus program, which was launched on 21 June 2007, seeks to coordinate the implementation of sustainable development in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia as a whole. However, the university's complex environment with diverse organizational sub-cultures and traditions has raised concerns. The main challenge in conservation efforts is a...
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Jugra is the royal heritage town which resides numerous cultural and natural heritage assets. All these treasures can be turned into premier assets. Preservation of the heritage assets is beneficial to future generations and local community in terms of social, economics and politics. The local community remains as one of the stakeholders who play a...
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Abstrak Pembangunan pelancongan telah mengubah sesuatu ruang kepada tempat yang seterusnya menjadi sesebuah destinasi pelancongan. Perkembangan industri pelancongan yang rancak ini menyebabkan persaingan yang kompetitif dalam menarik pelancong antarabangsa sekaligus memberi impak yang positif kepada ekonomi sesebuah negara. Konsep place-making pela...
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Dengue is endemic in all parts of Malaysia. However, there is limited data regarding the cost burden of this disease at household level. We aimed to examine the cost of dengue infection at the household level in Seremban District, Malaysia. This cost assessment can provide an insight to policy-makers about economic impact of dengue infection in ord...
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Despite some industrial disruption palm oil is still among the strongest industry of Malaysia. This journey of excellence towards becoming the global leader is getting momentum by the support from The Malaysian Palm oil Board (MPOB), a leader in palm oil research is to develop a new and upgraded products to face the global challenges and competitio...
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Artikel ini membincangkan mengenai potensi pembangunan di Bandar Lama Jugra, Selangor, Semenanjung Malaysia dari aspek pelancongan berasaskan warisan sejarah, arkeologi, ekologi dan alam semulajadi. Kaedah analisis SWOT (strength, weaknesses, opportunity, threats)digunakanbagi mengenalpasti kekuatan, kelemahan, peluang dan ancaman atau cabaran untu...
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Narayanganj, contributes to the economy, employment, and export earnings of Bangladesh. Its history, natural endowments and strategic location have made it an important hub of all major knitwear, garments, and textile industries. This profile of Narayanganj reveals that, despite its good business environment and being a top destination for foreign...
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This chapter contains an overview of air pollution and health in Malaysia. It aims to provide general information about Malaysia and the major cities, past trends and episodes of air pollution, measurement of exposure, and epidemiological studies of air pollution in Malaysia and the air quality management in the country.
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Since the 1960s, Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) has been focused on cultivator’s development in the rural vicinity in Malaysia. However, recent study mentioned that cultivators are mostly responsible for environmental pollution, deforestation, bureaucratic barriers, etc., whereas it directly affects the community as well as the Gross Na...