4 November 2022
ISIS Malaysia x APPGM-SDG | SDG Policy Roundtable 2022
A 3-day series of multi-stakeholder roundtable discussions to dissect ground policy issues related to SDGs at the parliamentarian level
18 October 2022
Min. of Science, Technology & Innovation's Planetary Health Forum
The Academy of Sciences organised a public forum as part of its development of a National Planetary Health Action Plan
20 September 2022
BFM Evening Edition | Will higher fines prevent businesses from polluting rivers?
With the government's move towards much higher fines on polluters of water sources, BFM spoke with Jia Yaw and Dr. K. Kalithasan.
12 September 2022
2022 ASEAN Leadership & Partnership Forum in Phnom Penh
Jia Yaw participated in the 2-day forum where regional leaders discussed key topics like post-pandemic recovery, ASEAN centrality, digitalisation and sustainable development.
24 August 2022
KLSCCCI x Swedish Embassy forum | Sustainability in automotive supply chains
Going beyond a general discussion on ESG, we engaged with Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks and Scania on supply chain sustainability in the local automotive context.
19 August 2022
C4 x Bar Council 2022 Anti-Corruption Forum
In this one-day forum, Jia Yaw participated in a panel discussion on the climate crisis, journalism and the need for greater access to information
5 August 2022
Bar Council x CGM Webinar | 2022 Updates on Directors' Duties & Climate Change
With the launch of the 2022 global Primer on Directors' Duties and Disclosure Obligations, the Bar Council and Climate Governance Malaysia co-organised this webinar to discuss the latest updates
3 August 2022
BFM, Earth Matters | The Human Right to a Clean, Healthy & Sustainable Environment
Juliet Jacobs reached out to Jia Yaw to discuss the UN General Assembly's historic recognition of this right just as we were rolling out our campaign to get our MPs to pledge to recognise it in future legislations.
1 August 2022
A quick and dirty campaign for the right to a clean, healthy & sustainable environment
Riding on the recent resolution by the UN General Assembly, we came up with a campaign for MPs to pledge to recognise environmental rights in future legislations
7 July 2022
BFM, Evening Edition | As the heat is turned up on durian plantations for causing the floods in Baling, BFM speaks with political economist, Khor Yu Leng and the Malaysian Bar's Kiu Jia Yaw
They discussed the impact these plantations have had on the environment and the issues behind the way forest land is exploited.
30 June 2022
Hybrid Pre-HLPF Event: Global Sharing of Best Practices
A public discussion at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Malaysia's progress on localising the SDGs just before our delegates head off to New York for the High Level Political Forum
22 June 2022
Sharing our experience from the SUHAKAM x CERAH Right to Clean Air petition with regional NHRIs
The Asia Pacific Forum (APF) invited us to share our experience in bringing the CERAH Coalition’s petition to SUHAKAM on transboundary haze pollution and our right to clean air.
9 May 2022
Webinar | Environmental Law & Climate Change: The Way Forward
In this RWC Webinar Community Series, Darren Lai discussed Malaysia's environmental and climate change laws with Jia Yaw
1 April 2022
UNICEF Capacity Development Workshop | Legal Empowerment to Advance Children's Climate & Environmental Justice
UNICEF Malaysia organised a capacity development workshop to empower children and young persons for environmental and climate justice
11 March 2022
Joint Press Statement with SUHAKAM on the Right to Clean Air
At the conclusion of the two-day roundtable discussion on haze pollution, SUHAKAM and the CERAH Coalition issued a joint press statement
8 March 2022
Join this 'big national discussion' by SUHAKAM and CERAH on haze pollution
This roundtable discussion will be a process for SUHAKAM to develop suitable recommendations to address the systemic gaps that allow haze pollution to persist
27 January 2022
Multi-stakeholder Workshop for a Review of the National Climate Change Policy
A workshop by the Ministry of Environment and Water, conducted as part of the review of the 2009 National Climate Change Policy
15 December 2021
Podcast | BFM, Earth Matters | Clearing the air on your rights to clean air
CERAH's Dr. Helena Varkkey and Jia Yaw speak about the SUHAKAM complaint recently submitted by a broad coalition of NGOs
9 December 2021
Webinar | SBC Environmental Series | Introduction to Environmental Justice: A 101 Guide for Lawyers
The Selangor Bar's Human Rights & Environment Sub-Committee is working with the Bar Council Environment & Climate Change Committee in this new Environmental Series
7 December 2021
We've brought a human rights complaint about haze pollution to SUHAKAM
We are urging SUHAKAM to hold a public inquiry for the purposes of making findings and recommendations to the government to address the haze problem.
19 November 2021
SUHAKAM Stakeholder Consultation on Human Rights & Plastic Waste Import in Malaysia
SUHAKAM, in collaboration with C4 Center, organised this event which shed a lot of light on the problems linked with imported plastic waste
3 October 2021
Focus Group Forum | Developing a postgraduate course on Climate Change Policy & Law
IIUM invited some subject matter experts to contribute to the design of their new Climate Change Policy & Law curriculum
28 September 2021
Webinar | Mekong-ASEAN Environmental Week 2021: Transboundary Haze Pollution in Southeast Asia
A unique discussion of transboundary haze pollution from Indonesia and the Mekong region
9 September 2021
Podcast | BFM, Inside Story | Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve Regazettement
In the wake of the Selangor government's U-turn on the degazettement of the KLNFR, Jia Yaw talks about some legal measures needed to protect forest reserves.
8 September 2021
Astro Awani, Consider This | Kuala Langat Whose Rights Prevailed?
Astro's anchors speak with Jia Yaw following the Selangor government's decision this evening to re-gazette the KLNFR and scrap its controversial development plans.
1 August 2021
Completion of the Study on Strengthening Environmental Governance in Malaysia
After months of intense work, the Academy of Sciences Malaysia has submitted its report to the Ministry of Environment & Water (KASA)
2 July 2021
Webinar | BCSD Malaysia | Human Rights and the Environment: Improving Supply Chain Compliance
Jia Yaw shared about how to get started on a human rights policy for business organisations.
9 June 2021
News | South China Morning Post | Can the Penang Reclamation project be stopped?
Critics say the multibillion-dollar island-building scheme, also known as BiodiverCity, will devastate marine life and may be rendered obsolete by coronovirus-fuelled work-from-home practices.
24 May 2021
Podcast | BFM, Morning Brief | Selangor's motivations to degazette forest reserves
A chat on how forest reserves can be degazetted or excised. This is against the backdrop of the Selangor State Government's plan to degazette the Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve.
12 April 2021
Roundtable | KASA's Roundtable Discussion on Malaysia's Low Emissions Pathway
The Ministry of Environment & Water hosted a multi-sector discussion on Malaysia's low emissions pathway.
9 April 2021
Podcast | BFM, Morning Brief | Paradigm shift needed for environmental legislation
Following the frequent water pollution incidents in 2019 and 2020, Jia Yaw speaks about some necessary reforms.
22 March 2021
Podcast | BFM, Earth Matters | A people's revolution to stop water pollution?
In conjunction with World Water Day, Arhwin and Jia Yaw join BFM's Juliet Jacobs in a discussion about the right to clean and safe water.
16 March 2021
Webinar | C4 Press Statement | More transparency, stringency needed to preserve human rights and environment from plastic waste imports
Jia Yaw moderated a public forum on the illegal importation of plastic waste that was organised by C4 Center and Sahabat Alam Malaysia. This press statement was issued after the forum.
14 March 2021
Webinar | University Malaya | The Law and the Environment
Universiti Malaya's Ecolawgy organised this environmental law webinar for law students in the run-up to the Law Faculty's Moot competition concerning climate litigation.
25 February 2021
Webinar | Roundtable | Leaving No One Behind Book Launch & Roundtable on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Localising SDGs Post Covid-19
An online roundtable discussion on rebuilding local economies against the challenges of Covid-19, in the context of the work of the APPGM-SDG.
4 February 2021
Webinar | ABIM | Isu Perubahan Iklim Dalam Negara: Undang-undang & Penguatkuasaan
Dalam siri "1 jam untuk alam" ABIM, president ABIM, Tuan Muhamad Faisal berbincang dengan Kiu Jia Yaw tentang status perundangan dan penguatkuasaan undang-undang hutan dan iklim.
18 January 2021
Webinar | BarChats Episode 1: Where do Environmental Rights come from? What are they?
In this second episode of our 5-episode series on environmental rights, we have an engaging discussion with Datuk Prof Shad Saleem Faruqi and Preetha Sankar on our sources of environmental law.
2 October 2020
Podcast | BFM, Law & Behold | The right to a clean environment
BFM’s Juliet Jacobs discusses with Jia Yaw on Malaysia’s legal framework for environmental protection and sustainability, and the reforms we need.
8 September 2020
News | The Edge Markets | Pandemic an opportunity for businesses to look at sustainability
At CIMB's Cooler Earth Summit, Jia Yaw calls on entrepreneurs and businesses to reflect on their role in society and how they can contribute towards sustainable development.