WWF Malaysia commends Sabah govt for allowing feedback on Sabah Maju Jaya plan


WWF-Malaysia’s Conservation Head in Sabah Dr Robecca Jumin says the organisation looks forward to continue to assist the state government in achieving these realisable goals.

KOTA KINABALU: WWF-Malaysia has applauded the Sabah government for ensuring that the people’s voices are heard when it comes to development plans for the state.

The non-governmental organisation said that the state government's action of getting feedback on the Sabah Maju Jaya (SMJ) development plan through its website promotes inclusivity and a sense of shared ownership with the people of Sabah.

Citizens can leave anonymous suggestions on various areas of development in Sabah including tourism, agriculture, infrastructure, and sustainability at www.sabahmajujaya.my/borang.

“In allowing the people to share their input on the development of their state, the government is allowing the people to be a part of the process and to empower citizens to be true stewards of the land, ” it said in a statement on Sunday (Jan 24).

WWF-Malaysia’s Conservation Head in Sabah Dr Robecca Jumin added that such a move is welcome in a time where many people are truly concerned about their future well-being and want to have a say in matters that will ultimately affect them.

She urged the public to use this opportunity to voice their concerns and added that WWF-Malaysia

reiterates its call for a New Deal for Nature and People (NDNP) where nature is protected and restored for the benefit of both the planet and people.

“The NDNP calls for no more loss of natural habitats, zero extinction of wildlife as well as halving the negative ecological impacts of production and consumption, ” she said.

Robecca said the organisation also submitted other key suggestions such as sustainable tourism that supports conservation where tourism activities avoid damage to biodiversity and post-Covid-19 investment decisions in industries should integrate climate considerations.

She added that they had also suggested implementation of sustainable practices for fisheries, aquaculture and agriculture activities confirmed through international certification standards, and a well-designated green infrastructure that is an enabler for sustainable development.

“WWF-Malaysia looks forward to continue to assist the state government in achieving these realisable goals, ” Robecca added.

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