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The position of environmental law in Malaysia in dealing with domestic and regional air pollution problems

Mustafa, Maizatun and Rusli, Mohd Hazmi (2016) The position of environmental law in Malaysia in dealing with domestic and regional air pollution problems. Jurnal Sultan Alaudin Sulaiman Shah, 3 (2). pp. 155-165. E-ISSN 2289-8042

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For Malaysia, the increasing concentration of people and economic activities in urban and sub-urban areas, as well as the growing numbers of agricultural areas, industries and vehicle fleet have contributed to the problem of air pollution in the country. Since sources of air pollution are varied, different legal approaches are required to regulate and control various sources of air pollution. The main objectives of this paper are to lay down existing law applicable to protect air quality from various pollution sources, and to highlight one type of air pollution problem faced by Malaysia annually, namely that of transboundary haze pollution. Compared with other sources of air pollution, the control of haze is more complicated as it can originate both domestically and from abroad. If such haze derived beyond Malaysia’s boundary, international efforts would then be required to regulate it. For this reason, the paper seeks to identify the position of law in Malaysia in controlling haze across border and to identify gaps in the law that require improvement.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1653/55174
Uncontrolled Keywords: Air pollution, environmental law, transboundary haze pollution
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Legal Practice
Depositing User: Dr. Maizatun Mustafa
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2017 16:43
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 09:47
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/55174

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