Prof. Tan Sri Zakri Abdul Hamid

Joint Chairman of MIGHT

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    Is there still a sustainable future?

    IN former British colonies such as India, Kenya, Malaysia and Sri Lanka, it is quite common to find so-called “hill stations” in the mountains established by the colonialists looking for a cool escape from the steamy temperatures and humidity of the tropical lowlands. In 1885, a young geologist and explorer named William Cameron came across...
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    Nurture new breed of citizens with ‘STEMM’, ‘HASS’

    EXCEPT for the oil-rich countries on the Arabian Peninsula, the rich, industrialised countries of the West and Asia all owe their good fortune to their mastery of science, technology and innovation (STI). Indeed, with few exceptions that prove the rule, a nation’s economic prosperity is determined less by the richness of its natural resources than...
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    Reducing biodiversity loss

    AN observer recently likened the creeping problem of biodiversity loss to watching rivets pop off the wings of an airplane in flight — how many can we lose before a catastrophe occurs? Over the next 20 minutes, the number of people on earth will grow by 3,500 and the number of species that share the...
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    Adding to Malaysia’s MIGHT

    TO earn the title ‘World’s Best Science Communicator’, a young scientist must explain an important science idea in a compelling, easy-to-understand way, and in less than three minutes — a tremendous challenge of World Cup proportions. So it was with great pride that we learned one of our own had won the top honours at...
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    They’re banking on our help

    HAVING been involved in international scientific governance for more than 30 years, I couldn’t help but feel a lump in my throat in Turkey on June 4 when witnessing the inauguration of the United Nations’ Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries (LDCs). It marks the beginning of realising a dream long held by many colleagues...