Emulate Kenya’s green measures


I RECENTLY visited Kenya and was impressed by the measures the African country has taken to safeguard the environment, such as banning plastics and pushing environmental education. Why can’t Malaysia do this? Is it a lack of political will or are there too many vested interests in the way?

What use are insignificant piecemeal measures against the use of plastics? A complete ban could be gazetted now to become effective after, say, a two- or three-year grace period to ensure diversification happens.

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