Tuesday, 7 November 2023
New Straits Times (NST) interviewed Jia Yaw for his views about the Malaysian government’s indecision about tabling the Transboundary Haze Pollution Act.
Malaysia’s Transboundary Haze Pollution Act has been in the making since 2020, during the Pakatan Harapan government administration. However, its progress was shelved after a series of government changes. With the current unity government, there has not yet been any strong commitment to push for this law.
In this interview with the NST, Jia Yaw spoke about how the domestic law should include mandatory sustainability data disclosures from corporations. This will help the government, civil society and the public hold companies accountable for their business activities that cause or contribute to adverse environmental and social impacts.
He also mentioned that the ASEAN Transboundary Haze Pollution Agreement (ATHPA) should also be expanded to regulate business activities across the region to uphold the basic right to a clean and healthy environment.
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