Blog by-Dr Jaya Kumar.
Written by Jimmy Lim Cheok Siang,
For use by students at workshop on Tropical Studies at National University of Singapore on 6 – 11 January 1997.
It is important that Schools of Architecture prepare their students to take on the social as well as their Architectural responsibilities. These workshops become a catalyst for new ideas to germinate. The more our students are encouraged to discuss pertinent issues and problems, their observation and awareness becomes sentitised.Read More›
Subsequent to the regrettable confrontation between Yang Berhormat Dato’ Dr. Lim Keng Yaik, Minister of Primary Industries and Nils Carlson, the Secretary General of UIA in Stockholm in 1992 over the destruction of Malaysia’s tropical rain forests and the subsequent verification that “The UIA, after holding its 74th Council meeting in Curitiba, Brazil 27th –31st May 1991, calls its Member Section to ask their members to resist specifying materials which will further the erosion of the rain forests”, it became obligatory for PAM to defend Malaysia’s position on the management of our tropical rain forests and on our methodology of selective logging which is on a sustainable basis. The Assembly and Congress held in Chicago from 17th –21st June 1993, therefore became the forum for this mission, which was expected of PAM by both the Government and the Malaysian Timber Industry Development Council (MTIDC), to explain Malaysian’s policy on the exploitation of its tropical rain forests.Read More›