Azahan Awang

Azahan Awang
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia | ukm · School of Social, Development & Environmental (SOSDES)

PhD
environmental management & quality of life

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May 2001 - present
May 2001 - present
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
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Urban air pollution has been a major concern due to its impact on global public health. Various techniques for monitoring urban air quality have been developed. However, there is currently a dearth of research on how effective bioaccumulators such as lichen are at monitoring urban air pollution. As a result, the purpose of this research is to inves...
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The local wisdom of indigenous people in nature conservation plays a critical part in protecting the planet’s biodiversity and the overall health of the ecosystems. However, at the same time, indigenous people and their lands are facing immense threats through modernization and globalization. This study aims to systematically review and analyze the...
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Despite growing urban electricity consumption, information on actual energy use in the household sector is still limited and causal factors leading to electricity consumption remain speculative due to urban expansion and its growing complexity, particularly in developing countries such as Malaysia. This study aims to examine the critical determinan...
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Despite growing urban electricity consumption, information on actual energy use in the household sector is still limited and causal factors leading to electricity consumption remain speculative due to urban expansion and its growing complexity, particularly in developing countries such as Malaysia. This study aims to examine the critical determinan...
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The growing trend of energy consumption in urban area has created negative impacts to the urban environment because the issues related to energy use and urban developments are largely dependent on human aspects and mobilized by the inhabitants of the city itself. This study aims to estimating the electricity consumption with regards to electrical a...
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Inappropriate food handling is the main contributing factor often associated with the food borne diseases. Thousands of millions of people around the globe fall ill and many die as a result of eating unsafe foodThe status of food handling is closely related to the level of knowledge, attitudes and practices of food handlers. This study aimed to stu...
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Abas et al.: Analysis of heavy metal concentration using transplanted lichen Usnea misaminensis at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (Malaysia)-1175-APPLIED ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH 18(1):1175-1182. Abstract. Heavy metals were emitted from motor vehicles and industries as part of the effects of rapid urbanization. This study aims to measure the heavy...
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This study aimed to examines the nexus of population, gross domestic product (GDP) growth, electricity generation, electricity consumption, and carbon emissions output using the time series data. This study employed the time series analysis, Pearson correlation, and regressions analysis to identify the pattern, relationship among variables and dete...
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This paper analyzes and explains the design an adaptive-collaborative approach as a communication model to reduce a conflict resolution of the Lore Lindu National Park (LLNP), Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The method used was a case study in which the focus was on the conflict of land use between the Dongi-dongi community and the Lore Lindu National...
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Perkembangan pesat di bandar menyebabkan penduduk Melayu kampung bandar secara sukarela atau terpaksa berhadapan dengan persekitaran yang berubah-ubah dan kompleks. Kajian ini merungkaikan keupayaan penduduk Melayu kampung bandar mencapai status kualiti hidup menerusi aspek ketersediaan diri, sosial dan adaptasi persekitaran. Kajian ini menggunakan...
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Abstrak Malaysia merupakan salah sebuah negara yang sedang pesat membangun dari segi pertumbuhan ekonomi, sosial mahupun pembangunan guna tanah. Selari dengan itu, permintaan terhadap sumber tenaga elektrik bagi tujuan pengangkutan, perindustrian dan domestik turut bertambah. Peningkatan ini dipacu oleh peningkatan populasi penduduk dan pertambahan...
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Liken merupakan satu organisma yang terletak di dalam Kingdom Fungus. Secara teorinya, liken merupakan fungus atau kulat yang “terliken” bersama sama ada alga mahupun sianobakteria. Kewujudan liken di muka bumi ini merupakan satu anugerah yang mana ia merupakan satu pembuktian terhadap evolusi unggul hidupan di dalam mencari peluang untuk terus ber...
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Drought remains the most frequent and serious environmental threat in the Middle East area. In Yemen, drought has negatively been affecting both livelihood and sustainable development of the country. This research aims to monitoring and assessing the drought risk through the changes in vegetation cover and sand dunes deposit in Tihama Plain, Yemen...
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Various methods have been developed to gauge air pollution. This study was conducted to determine the levels of air pollution in Klang, Selangor using bio-indicators (lichen). This study aim to investigate the level of air pollution in urbanized area (Klang) using the bio-indicator (lichen). A total of 20 sites in Klang, Selangor were selected as s...
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Abstrak Masalah pertambahan kenderaan di Banda Hilir, Melaka dilihat semakin meruncing. Ditambah dengan kepesatan pembangunan di kawasan sekitarnya meningkatkan lagi kuantiti kenderaan yang berada di Banda Hilir, Melaka. Ini membuatkan tahap pencemaran bunyi di Banda Hilir, Melaka semakin membimbangkan. Kajian ini mengenalpasti tahap pencemaran bun...
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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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Agricultural drought is characterized by lack of sufficient moisture in the surface soil layers to support crop and forage growth. Indicators of agricultural drought often are precipitation, temperature and soil moisture to measure soil moisture and crop yield. This study aims to assess spatio-temporal variations of drought in the Tihama Plain, whi...
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ABSTRAK Bandar merupakan sebuah habitat tumpuan penduduk mendapatkan serta mencari kualiti kehidupan yang baik. Pengaruh pembangunan yang pesat di bandar sebenarnya telah memberi kesan langsung kepada penduduk kampung bandar untuk terus beradaptasi dengan persekitaran pembangunan bandar yang semakin kompleks. Kajian ini menghujahkan bahawa keupayaa...
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ABSTRAK Bandar merupakan sebuah habitat tumpuan penduduk mendapatkan serta mencari kualiti kehidupan yang baik. Pengaruh pembangunan yang pesat di bandar sebenarnya telah memberi kesan langsung kepada penduduk kampung bandar untuk terus beradaptasi dengan persekitaran pembangunan bandar yang semakin kompleks. Kajian ini menghujahkan bahawa keupayaa...
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Monitoring air pollution in Kuala Lumpur were determined using Lichen Biodiversity Index (LBI) where lichen species richness and distribution been calculated and analyzed. Research been conducted in 2015 at 94 sampling stations, with 37 grid square were formed. Lichen distribution and vehicles motor frequency data been recorded and analyzed using T...
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The urban village is an area occupied by the urban community that lives and resides in the urban environment as a group or in certain group which was formed or naturally due to urbanization. The formation of the urban village concept is based on two circumstances, which is due to the effects of urbanization and the result of the urban village forma...
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Abstrak Pembandaran merupakan sebahagian daripada perubahan persekitaran global yang melibatkan aktiviti ekonomi, sosial dan politik penduduk. Perkembangan bandar tergambar melalui peningkatan bilangan penduduk, perubahan persekitaran fizikal, budaya serta guna tanah. Tekanan ekonomi di pusat bandar raya metropolitan mengalih tumpuan industri, pern...
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ABSTRAK Rebakan pembandaran ke pinggir bandar mengancam kualiti hidup masyarakat yang tinggal di kawasan pinggiran bandar. Kerakusan manusia mengubah struktur bentuk muka bumi bagi pembangunan sesebuah negara meningkatkan intensiti dan memburukkan keadaan fenomena bencana alam yang telah berlaku beribu tahun seperti gempa bumi, letupan gunung berap...
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ABSTRAK Peramalan cuaca secara tradisional merupakan salah satu cara bagi masyarakat atau golongan yang menjalankan aktiviti pertanian termasuklah aktiviti menoreh getah dan mengutip getah beku meramal keadaan cuaca sebelum menjalankan aktiviti tersebut. Amalan ramalan cuaca tradisional mempengaruhi aktiviti menoreh getah dan mengutip getah beku. U...
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Regarded as a new development urban planning approach in developing countries, brownfield regeneration, particularly the redevelopment of ex-landfills as public parks in Malaysia, leads to the question of this research: could such development benefit the local communities’ quality of life and living environment? We selected as study respondents 163...
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Malaysia, a fast growing developing country is now facing the issue of inadequate urban spaces for future development, which leads to the need to redevelop the brownfield, particularly ex-landfills. A total of 296 ex-landfills have been planned to undergo redevelopment by the year 2020. Although there is a policy for ex-landfill development, a ques...
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Issues on inadequate urban green areas provision to meet the needs of community social recreation become more crucial with the increase of urban population and lack of urban spaces. To deal with the issues, the Malaysian government has developed policies to reuse ex-landfill as public park. However, public health issues related to landfill gas emis...
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Abstrak Pendekatan menang-menang perlu ada dalam membangunkan sumber baharu, khususnya bekas tapak pelupusan,bagi penyediaan ruang bandar yang memenuhi piawaian perancangan. Bekas tapak pelupusan memang berpotensi untuk menjadi alternatif terbaik bagi menyediakan kawasan lapang bandar di Malaysia. Menggunakan maklumat Kementerian Perumahan dan Kera...
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This paper presents a review of the needs of ex-landfill redevelopment and the adequacy of open space provision in the context of sustainable urban development planning in Malaysia as seen from the perspective of the National Urban Policy. With a specific focus on the Action Plan DPN6 and DPN9, ex-landfill redevelopment needs and provision of open...
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The conceptual framework is a process that determines the direction of the research. There are few elements that have been selected and being considered as focus on the process of analysis in the research. Here, researcher has developed the special conceptual framework for the quality of life of urban village inhabitants' assessment, which is divid...
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Bandar dan pinggir bandar merupakan dua pusat yang saling memerlukan dalam usaha memastikan perbandaran yang dirancang memberi manfaat kepada masyarakat pinggiran yang menerima secara positif impak rebakan yang berlaku. Ketepuan tanah bandar akibat kerancakan pertumbuhan pembangunan di kawasan bandar tidak lagi mampu menampung aktiviti pembangunan...
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Penilaian status kualiti hidup penduduk kampung bandar melibatkan sumber maklumat sebagai input, proses penilaian komuniti serta output yang tergambar melalui makna kualiti hidup tersebut. Input melibatkan komponen persekitaran terhadap manusia. Elemen persekitaran mempunyai pengaruh tersendiri melalui menyediakan peluang-peluang yang menjadi daya...
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The law of tort focusing on negligence plays an important role towards environmental sustainability in Malaysia. The application on the law of tort focusing on negligence within the scope of interest approach to the area of environmental sustainability is largely in reply to the necessity of individual to protect his/her interests and rights agains...
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The implementation of separate management systems of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 need to be carried out by organizations in oorder to ensure their business continuity. This is because through this implementation, organizations are able to receive various benefits such as reducing business costs, improving companies image and having greater...
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The occupational safety management is very essential in order to achieve sustainability at workplace. Without proper management on occupational safety, it will cause accidents to workers. As for Malaysia, those related to accidents at work has increased yearly. For example, in the year of 2003, the number of accidents involving loss of life is abou...
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The idea of interest approach is one of the essential ideas that influence in environmental cooperation to achieve sustainable development. The application the idea of interest approach, within the Principle of Transboundary Liability, largely in response to the necessity of every each individual state to protect their rights and interests in order...
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Malaysia merupakan salah sebuah negara yang begitu aktif di persada dunia dalam merealisasikan hasrat memulihara alam sekitar ke arah pembangunan mapan dengan menerimapakai undang-undang antarabangsa dalam pengurusan persekitaran di peringkat nasional. Malaysia juga begitu aktif dalam proses rundingan pembentukan dan penerimaan undang-undang antara...
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Abstrak Industri pelancongan bergantung kepada alam sekitar sebagai sumber yang tidak ternilai. Dalam perkembangan dan pembangunan sektor pelancongan di Malaysia, peningkatan jumlah pelancong telah meningkatkan permintaan terhadap perkhidmatan-perkhidmatan berkaitan seperti pengangkutan, penginapan, pemakanan, rekreasi, tandas / persalinan dan seba...
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Occupation Healthy and Safety Management (OSHAH) is one of the tool that can be use in voluntary way by the organization to overcome workers safety problems in the work place. For that reason, this paper work is done to see how the effects of OSHAH 18001:1999 implementation from the perspective of the benefits received by organizations which applie...
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Inland water is one of the components of the environment. The inland water is very precious to every single creature. Therefore, it is vital to take extra care to all of the environmental components, which includes the inland water. A good municipal management will ensure the inland water is maintained properly as well as a good protection of the p...
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The law of tort on private nuisance plays an important role in protecting individuals from contaminated and polluted drinking water in order to safeguard safety. The use of the law of tort on private nuisance in the area of an individual's protection is largely in reply to the necessity of each individual to protect his rights and interests in cons...
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The law of private nuisance plays an important role in environmental awareness towards sustainable development. The used of the law of private nuisance to the area of environmental awareness is largely in reply to the necessity of every each individual to protect their rights and interests in land from being polluted towards sustainable development...
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The aim of this paper is to record some observations made on issues faced in Malaysia in relation to the implementation of Facilities Management (FM), particularly in Building Maintenance (BM), with a special focus on the health and safety aspects of the building's occupation, and also to outline several proposals to help overcome the problems. Res...
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Globalization today has an impact on all aspects of life, especially in the business organization world. Introduction to various management systems, such as the Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2000), Environmental Management System (ISO 14001:2004) and Safety and Health Management System (OHSAS 18001:1999), has changed its direction and form of...
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Basel Convention 1989 as one of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) focusing on the control of hazardous wastes has incorporated the principle of trans boundary liability through interest approach. The principle of trans boundary liability plays an essential role in the area of international environmental law and governance. The use of the...
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The law of negligence plays an important role in protecting individual from polluted and contaminated bottled drinking water in order to achieve urban sustainability. The use of the law of negligence in the area of an individual's protection is largely in reply to the necessity of each individual to protect his rights and interests in consuming bot...
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Perubahan habitat manusia dan persekitaran, terutamanya dalam proses pembandaran mampu.....
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Kajian ini memfokuskan tentang kualiti hidup masyarkat Bandar Nilai dalam aspek aksesibiliti penduduk terhadap kemudahan yang disediakan berasaskan pandangan mereka terhadap kemudahan yang terdapat di kawasan tempat tinggal. Kemudahan yang dikaji ialah kemudahan ekonomi, kemudahan bekalan air dan elektrik, kemudahan telekomunikasi, perkhidmatan kes...
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Agenda 21 based on parts 19.1 and 19.11 highlighted that there are thousands of chemical substances in the world market, a lot of which emerge as poison and toxin in business goods, food and the variety of environmental medium especially in urban area. This has shown that chemical substances bestow awful impact to the environment which includes urb...
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Ever since people utilise natural resources, environmental quality started to deteriorate. One might ask, how does environmental quality deterioration affect human security? The air we breathe, the water we drink, the food that we consume is all related to the environment. Deterioration of the quality of these natural resources will affect human he...
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It is a well-known fact that there is interaction between various components of the environment. The atmosphere, the lithosphere, the hydrosphere and the biosphere are interdependent of each other in a symbiotic manner. One component cannot function without the others. The inter-relationship between the various components is vital in the achievemen...
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A city's quality of life often linked with its environment and the infrastructures provided in the city. There is an argument that if a city has a good quality of life, it is because of its environment and the infrastructures are good, high standard, sufficient and efficient. This study examined the quality of life status of Seremban, one of the in...
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Ever since the existence of human beings slightly more than two million years ago, the natural environment has offered numerous settings for human beings to set-up their homes starting with physical natural shelters in caves to the modern settlements in megacities. The concentration of greater number of human beings in modern habitats in the form o...
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Integrated Management System (IMS) is rather new in Malaysia compared to other country. The integration of Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2000), Environment Management System (ISO 14001:1996) and Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSAS 18000:1999) had produced a better and more dynamic model in management today. The problems face...
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This study reports the environmental performance of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), who are already certified to the ISO 14001 standard in the United Kingdom. A survey questionnaire was used and 59 SMEs responded to this study. The results show that SMEs has gained various benefits from the implementation of the standard. The ISO 14001 i...
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Increments of waste due to the industrial and domestic activities had raised the need for a more efficient and systematic waste management. Factors like costs, ineffective enforcement and lack of environmental awareness had resulted companies taking easy way out to manage their waste. ISO 14001 is one of the initiatives for organization in running...
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The law of private nuisance plays an important role in the occupational safety, health and environmental management. The used of the law of private nuisance to the area of the occupational safety, health and environmental management is largely in reply to the necessity of every each employee to protect his or her rights and interests on the safety...
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OHSAS's implementation 18001:1999 was one method used by organization to reduce accident at workplaces other than obtains other interest. This study aimed to be looking as far as OHSAS's implementation 18001:1999 having negative impact especially from current cost consumption aspect that management system implementation. As much as 26 organisations...
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Reassessing the meaning of urban quality of life in Malaysia is part of the contribution to the environmental management discipline. Most operational definitions for quality of life are based on number of facilities or infrastructures avalaible in urban areas. These assume that increasing the number of facilities will increase the quality of lif...
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Mendefinisi semula makna kualiti hidup di dalam kalangan masyarakat bandar merupakan satu sumbangan kecil terhadap ilmu sosial yang juga dapat diaplikasikan ke dalam lingkungan bidang pengurusan persekitaran di Malaysia. Kebanyakan definisi kendalian kualiti hidup kini lebih kepada penjumlahan kemudahan infrastruktur dalam persekitaran bandar. Dian...

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To enhance and analyze lichen as the biological indicator for air pollution