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                                            Bencana Teknologi di dalam Kehidupan Kita: Perlunya
                                            Persediaan Untuk Pengurangan Risiko untuk Kelestarian
                                            Technological Hazards in Our Lives:
 Pemangku Pengarah / Acting Director
     Prof. Dr. Mazlin bin Mokhtar           the Need to be Prepared to Reduce Risks for Sustainability
                                            Mazlin bin Mokhtar, Mohd Mahathir Amir Sultan & Goh Choo Ta
  Timbalan Pengarah / Deputy Director
     Prof. Dr. Joy Jacqueline Pereira

  Penyelaras Program Bencana Iklim /
    Coordinator of Climatic Hazards
                Programme
     Prof. Dr. Joy Jacqueline Pereira

Penyelaras Program Bencana Geologi /
      Coordinator of Geological
         Hazards Programme
 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tajul Anuar Jamaluddin
                                            Recently in Labuan, a tanker was caught on fire while docking at a methanol terminal run. The tragic event was reported to be caused
Penyelaras Program Bencana Teknologi /      by lightning and claimed five lives. Picture - Malaysian tanker Bunga Alpinia burns at a jetty in Labuan]
     Coordinator of Technological
          Hazards Programme
         Prof. Dr. Lee Yook Heng
                                             B   ahaya teknologi adalah berasal dari keadaan                  Technological hazards are those that originate from
                                             teknologi      atau     perindustrian,    termasuk               technological or industrial conditions, including
                                             kemalangan, prosedur berbahaya, kegagalan                        accidents, dangerous procedures, infrastructure
   Felo Penyelidik / Research Fellows        infrastruktur atau aktiviti manusia tertentu, yang               failures or speci c human activities, that may cause
       Prof. Dato’ Dr. Ibrahim Komoo         mungkin menyebabkan kehilangan nyawa,                            loss of life, injury, illness or health impacts, property
        Sarah Aziz Abdul Ghani Aziz
                                             kecederaan, penyakit atau yang memberi kesan                     damage, loss of livelihoods and services, social and
          Dr. Rawshan Ara Begum
                                             kepada kesihatan, kerosakan harta benda,                         economic disruption, or environmental damage.
 Dr. Sharifah Munirah Syed Hussein Alatas
                                             kehilangan nyawa dan perkhidmatan, sosial dan                    Chemicals can be hazardous to the environment and
    Sistem Sokongan Penyelidikan /           ekonomi, gangguan atau kerosakan alam sekitar.                   health which can lead to a risk by exposure and may
       Research Support System               Kimia boleh menjadi berbahaya kepada alam                        cause a technological disaster if it is not properly
            Lim Choun Sian                   sekitar dan kesihatan yang boleh membawa kepada                  managed. Examples include explosions, spills and
            Tan Ching Tiong                  risiko jika berlaku pendedahan dan boleh                         leakages may that cause poisoning, and pollution,
           Siti Khadijah Satari              menyebabkan bencana teknologi jika ia tidak                      and can be fatal.
         Mohd Khairul Zain Ismail            diuruskan dengan betul. Contohnya termasuk
          Mohd Faizol Markom                 letupan, tumpahan dan kebocoran minyak dan gas
                                             yang mungkin menjadi punca keracunan dan                         Technological risks should be managed via systematic
    Sistem Sokongan Pentadbiran /            pencemaran, dan ianya boleh membawa maut.                        approaches and practices that takes care of
     Management Support System                                                                                uncertainties to minimise potential harm and loss.
           Jumriah Nunurung                  Risiko        teknologi       harus      diuruskan               These would comprise risk assessment and analysis,
          Siti Marwany Abdul                                                                                  and the implementation of strategies and actions to
                                             melalui pendekatan amalan dan sistematik
          Noor Shafirah Ramli                                                                                 control, reduce and transfer risks. Some of the
                                             yang       menjaga        ketidaktentuan       untuk
       Mastura Ahmad @ Zakaria                                                                                on-going research activities performed by
                                             mengurangkan kemudaratan yang berpotensi dan
                                             juga kerugian. Ini terdiri daripada penilaian risiko             SEADPRIans include collaborative e orts with
                                             dan analisis, dan pelaksanaan strategi dan tindakan              researchers at Faculty of Science and Technology (FST)
                                             untuk       mengawal,       mengurangkan         dan             and LESTARI-UKM, and several research groups of the
                                             memindahkan         risiko.    Beberapa       aktiviti           Pembangunan Lestari Wilayah (PLW) or Development
                                             penyelidikan yang berterusan dilakukan oleh para                 of Sustainable Region niche of UKM.
    Peneraju penyelidikan dan                penyelidik      SEADPRI-UKM      termasuk      usaha
   perkongsian ilmu berinovatif              kerjasama dengan penyelidik di Fakulti Sains dan
 secara syumul mengenai bencana              Teknologi (FST) dan LESTARI-UKM, dan beberapa
                                                                                                              Among the research initiatives include systems to
                                                                                                              reduce risks of technological disasters within selected
                                             kumpulan penyelidikan khususnya Pembangunan
   Leader in innovative research             Lestari Wilayah (PLW).
                                                                                                              hubs and estates of critical industries in Malaysia.
   knowledge sharing on holistic
       disaster prevention                                                                                                             Bersambung ke mukasurat 5
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                                           Climatic Hazards
                             Advancing Disaster Prevention:
                         Science and Policy of Climatic Hazards
                                                          Tan Ching Tiong




                                                                                                           ,
                            The Forum on “Advancing Disaster Prevention: Climate Change, Science and Policy”
                            by Prof. Lord Julian Hunt. Image by SEADPRI-UKM.


S EADPRI held its fourth annual flagship event,                   - climate change adaptation, and provided inputs for
SEADPRI-UKM Forum 2012, on 14 May 2012. It was jointly            future planning. At the IPCC, Prof. Pereira was
organised with the National Professors Councils (MPN)             nominated as one of the Core Writing Team members for
as an effort to foster understanding and                          the Synthesis Report of the Fifth Assessment Report. She
strengthen linkages between researchers, practitioners            is the only expert from the Southeast Asian region
and policy makers. The Forum hosted a lecture by                  appointed to the Core Writing Team, which had its first
Professor Lord Julian Hunt on “Advancing Disaster                 meeting from 11 to 13 June 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Prevention: Climate Change, Science and Policy”,
chaired by Prof. Dr. Mazlin bin Mokhtar.                                       Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC):
Prof. Hunt is Emeritus Professor of University College                                     Fifth Assessment Report
London and an Honorary Professor of University of                  In March 2010, the IPCC received approximately 3,000 Author nominations
                                                                   from experts around the world. At the Bureau session held in Geneva, 19–20
Cambridge. The event was attended by about 70                      May 2010, the three working groups presented their selected authors and
participants who were mainly researchers, policy-makers            review editors for the AR5. Each of the selected scientists, specialists and
and practitioners from governmental agencies,                      experts was nominated in accordance with IPCC procedures, by respective
                                                                   national IPCC Focal-Points, by approved observer organizations, or by the
academic research institutions, NGOs and others.                   Bureau. The IPCC received 50% more nominations of experts to participate in
                                                                   AR5 than it did for AR4. A total of 559 authors and review editors had been
SEADPRI’s researchers participated and presented                   selected for AR4 from 2,000 proposed nominees. On 23 June 2010 the IPCC
                                                                   announced the release of the final list of selected Coordinating Lead Authors,
information on the country’s adaptation initiatives in             comprising 831 Experts who are drawn from fields including meteorology,
two regional events. During the Second Asia-Pacific                physics, oceanography, statistics, engineering, ecology, social sciences and
                                                                   economics. In comparison to the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4),
Climate Change Adaptation Forum held in Bangkok on                 participation from developing countries was increased, reflecting the
12-13 March 2012, Prof. Dr. Joy Jacqueline Pereira                 on-going efforts to improve regional coverage in the AR5. About 30% of
highlighted that academia has an important role to play            authors will come from developing countries or economies in transition.
                                                                   More than 60% of the experts chosen are new to the IPCC process, which will
in documenting all the good practices in peer-reviewed             bring in new knowledge and perspectives. Working Group Reports of the
publications, to be used by the Intergovernmental Panel            IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) are to be published between 2013 and
                                                                   2014. These experts will contribute to the AR5, divided between the three
on Climate Change (IPCC). In the ASEAN-India Expert                working groups (WG) and also to the Synthesis Report to be published in
Meeting on Climate Change, which ultimately aims to                2014:
shape the framework and formulate the proposal for                 a- WGI: Focuses on the physical science basis and will include 258
                                                                      experts.
regional collaboration on climate change research and              b- WGII: Assesses the impacts, adaptation strategies and vulnerability
project implementation, Mr. Tan Ching Tiong shared                    related to climate change and will involve 302 experts.
Malaysia’s perspective on relevant initiatives, including          c- WGIII: Covers mitigation response strategies in an integrated risk and
                                                                      uncertainty framework and its assessments will be carried out by 271
                                                                      experts.
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                                                                                                                           2012


                                         Geological Hazards
                      Landslide Investigation in Padang, Indonesia
                                               Lim Choun Sian & Ibrahim Komoo




                                Panoramic view of Bukittinggi, padang, Indonesia. Image by Lim Choun Sian


I n October 2009, three members of SEADPRI-UKM visited                Next was the caldera lake called Maninjau Lake, where village
Padang to assess the impact of the 30th September 2009                settlements were along the lake within the steep wall of a
7.6Mw-earthquake. Its epicentre was 50km o the shore of               volcano rim. The villagers were threatened by fast moving
Padang district, which had shaken the island of Sumatra. The          debris ows. The run-out distance of the landslides were very
tremors were felt even at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. While in            long as they originated from the volcano rim. Houses and major
Padang and its neighbouring districts, the powerful earthquake        access roads and bridges were destroyed by the powerful
and aftershocks destroyed or partially damaged approximately          debris. The situation could have become more critical if there
280,000 houses, and 1,115 people were killed. The deaths were         was heavy rain or even an earthquake.
mainly caused by collapsed buildings or by earthquake-induced
landslides which trapped and buried-alive thousands of lives.         Landslide activities in these regions are inter-related with the
Two and a half years later in March 2012, SEADPRI-UKM revisited       Quaternary geology in which volcanism and earthquake
Padang. We were accompanied by our International Fellow,              tremors take place in Sumatra. The tectonic activities also
Professor Masahiro Chigira from Kyoto University to extend his        contributed to slope movement in the area. The experience
expertise on landslides assessment particularly in volcanic           from our visit to Padang gave new insight into the mechanisms
terrains. We arrived at Padang town and were delighted to see         of landslide and debris ow. We also learned how the local
the town had recovered well from the 2009 earthquake.                 community dealt with geohazards during disasters. Most of all is
                                                                      the importance of disaster risk reduction through prevention,
We continued our observation to Pariaman, Bukittinggi,                early warning and preparedness which can be done via
Maninjau Lake and Singkarak Lake. The Pariaman area                   landslide investigation, mapping and risk assessment. In order
comprises villages and plantations on sloping hills that are          to understand the behaviour of the landslide mechanisms and
mostly quite steep. In 2009, several villages were swept by large     materials in a volcanic terrain, DPRI and SEADPRI-UKM has
landslides into the valley after being induced by the                 teamed up to undertake detailed geological mapping to
combination of earthquakes and intense rain. Some house               delineate a landslide risk map for the Padang area.
rubbles were still left under the landslide debris where a
decomposed body of a victim trapped inside a house was found
during our visit in Kampung Ladang.
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      2012


                                         Technological Hazards
                  From Environmental Hazards to Risk:
      A Close Collaboration between UKM and Japanese Researchers
                                                                Lee Yook Heng




                  Researchers from UKM, Kyoto University and Tokushima University, Japan visited the Otsuka Production Plant
                  prior to the ACP meeting in Kyoto. Image by Lee Yook Heng

Hazard management was always an important issue in Malaysia              However the researchers must bear in mind that they should
but now we are more aware of the importance of risk                      facilitate government agencies and industries to work together
management of environmental hazards. This was the focus of a             to reduce risk from technological hazards. In order to foster a
discussion in a meeting between Japanese and Malaysian                   closer relationship between research scientists and industries,
researchers at Kyoto University, Japan recently. The meeting             collaboration and cooperation among experts and practitioners
was part of an activity of the Asian Core Program (ACP),                 from academia and industries must be encouraged. This may be
a new research programme initiated in 2011 by both Malaysia              carried out in many ways: Packaging the necessary information
and Japan to succeed the past two programmes under                       from risk studies and management to be conveyed to
the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science-Vice Chancellor            stake-holders, including the public. Also, nancial and
Council (JSPS-VCC), which had begun more than 10 years ago.              economical incentives need to attract industries so that they
The Group 3 of the ACP mainly dealt with environmental risk              involve themselves in environmental risk reduction practices in
research, a domain that falls under the research focus of the            their daily operations. For creating awareness among the public,
Technological     Hazard      Program     of      SEADPRI-UKM.           an introduction of risk assessment elements into the curriculum
The group leaders are Prof. Mazlin bin Mokhtar of UKM, Malaysia          in all disciplines at the university level may be bene cial.
and Prof. Minoru Yoneda of Kyoto University, Japan.                      Furthermore, getting the public community to participate in
                                                                         decision making on environmental risk management will
The outcome of the discussion has indicated that Malaysia is             enhance their understanding of the nature of risks.
moving away from purely hazard based management towards
risk based assessment on hazards, particularly in the                    For the Technological Hazard Programme of SEADPRI-UKM,
technological aspects of hazards. Clearly there are research gaps        collaboration with Japanese researchers on research related to
for both countries in terms of risk assessments for emerging             risk based management of hazards has now been established.
hazardous materials such as biohazards and nano-materials.               Three Japanese Universities, i.e. Kyoto, Okayama and Tokushima
Attention should be given to environmental risk                          Universities will be working together with SEADPRI-UKM
assessments and management in poor communities.                          researchers to realise the aspirations to advance knowledge in
In addition more e orts are needed to gather data from                   the eld of risk based assessment of technological hazards put
monitoring activities and surveillance programs for                      forward by the Group 3 researchers of the ACP. The initial phase
risk assessment and management, particularly in the Malaysian            of research will be on methodologies of biohazards and
context. It is also the opinion of many researchers that risk            xenobiotic screening and evaluation. Research funding has been
communication not only be limited to scientists but must                 secured from MOSTI via the Nanotechnology Directorate and
involve experts from various disciplines, e.g. educationists.            e-Science Fund. The rst phase of the research is expected to
                                                                         conclude in 2015. Meanwhile, both Malaysian and Japanese
The research programme should also look into the use of green            researchers will be working closely together via frequent visits
technology to reduce environmental risk and factor in the                under funding and networking of the ACP.
potential impacts of climate change into environmental risk
assessment of technological hazards.
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                                                                                                                                            2012


                                                              Activities
                   Engineering Geology of Rock Slopes:
        Two-Day Short Course on Engineering Geology of Rock Slopes
                  ��-�� December ����, Puri Pujangga,
              Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor
                                                 Lim Choun Sian & Tajul Anuar Jamaluddin
This Institute of Geology Malaysia (IGM) Professional Short Course
Series: Engineering Geology of Rock Slopes was organised by the
Institute of Geology Malaysia , in collaboration with the Geological
Hazards Programme, SEADPRI-UKM and the Geological Society of
Malaysia. The course included a one-day lecture and one-day
 eldtrip.

This Professional Short Course is an initial e ort by the IGM to
provide some of the fundamentals and an overview of the various
techniques and applications of Geology, Engineering Geology and
Geomechanics from the standpoint of experienced practising
geologists for rock slope engineering. In this short course, the
participants were exposed to the geological features and
parameters that need to be observed, measured, mapped or
recorded from a given - area/rock slope; methods and techniques
for rock slope eld data collection and analyses, and most
importantly geological data presentation and reporting, so that the
information provided would be meaningful to end users.

Examples of case studies from various projects provided a clearer
picture of the subject matter, issues and challenges facing
geologists. Slope designers, geotechnical engineers, policy makers,
developers, planners, engineering consultants, contractors, project
owners and other professionals should nd this short course very
helpful in planning and decision making for engaging geologists
and assessing the anticipated outcomes from the geological studies
of rock slopes.


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  Antara penyelidikan inisiatif termasuk sistem untuk mengurangkan risiko     Another initiative focuses on the development of educational material such as
  bencana teknologi di dalam estet dan hab terpilih di dalam industri yang    manuals and guidelines. School children are indeed excellent potential agents
  kritikal di Malaysia. Satu lagi inisiatif memberi tumpuan kepada            of change for the better if they could be empowered via knowledge to become
  pembangunan bahan pendidikan seperti manual dan garis panduan. Kanak-       e ective bridges and communicators of technological hazards reduction e orts
  kanak sekolah merupakan ejen potensi perubahan yang baik jika mereka
                                                                              with families and communities that they live with.
  dapat menguasai melalui ilmu pengetahuan untuk menjadi jambatan yang
  berkesan dan penyampai usaha kepada pengurangan bahaya teknologi di
  dalam kehidupan seharian bersama keluarga dan masyarakat.                   SEADPRI-UKM researchers are also synergising with relevant government
                                                                              agencies and several strategic entities in helping the country ful ll various
  Penyelidik SEADPRI-UKM juga sinergi dengan agensi kerajaan berkaitan dan    technological disaster reduction initiatives via good governance and
  beberapa entiti strategik dalam membantu negara memenuhi pelbagai           management processes and mechanisms. This includes smart legislative
  inisiatif pengurangan bencana teknologi melalui tadbir urus yang baik dan   mechanisms and policies, rules and regulations pertaining to various
  proses pengurusan dan mekanisme. Ini termasuk mekanisme pintar              technological or man made elements and products including where chemicals
  perundangan dan dasar, peraturan dan peraturan-peraturan yang berkaitan
                                                                              are involved, as well as through appropriate Multilateral Environmental
  dengan pelbagai elemen yang dibuat teknologi atau lelaki dan produk
  termasuk di mana bahan kimia yang terlibat, termasuk melalui Perjanjian     Agreements and Conventions.
  Pelbagai Hala sesuai Alam Sekitar dan Konvensyen.
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       2012


                                        Upcoming Activities
                        Workshop on Natural Disasters and
                             Climate Change in Asia
                    �-� November ����, Equatorial Hotel, Bangi
                                                                  The Workshop aims to review and publicise progress in Asia
                                                                  regarding research on natural disasters and climate
                                                                  change, and policy implications. The speci c objectives are
                                                                  as follows:

                                                                  1. Provide a platform to bring together researchers,
                                                                  practitioners and policy makers from the natural disasters
                                                                  and climate change communities;

                                                                  2. Review the role of science and technology in
                                                                  collaboration with policy makers for managing the risks of
                                                                  natural disasters and climate change especially for
                                                                  vulnerable communities;

                                                                  3. Explore the establishment of an a liation of networks
                                                                  and institutions working on issues related to natural
                                                                  disasters and climate change in Asia, especially better
                                                                  exchange of information and collaboration between
                                                                  operational and research centres.

                                                                  The expected outcome of the Workshop is to foster
Natural disasters are having a large and growing impact on        improved networking of scientists from the natural
                                                                  disasters and climate change communities as well as to
societies and economies in Asia. The impact of natural
disasters may increase as a result of climate change and          introduce a heightened awareness of regional activities
increased variability. Also the nature and extent of these        and expertise. The proposed Asian Climate Change
hazards are changing as a result of climate change,               Research Initiative (ACRI) will be promoted. A further plan
as well as rapidly changing patterns in agriculture, loss of      for ACRI will also be constructed. Press reports and reports
forest cover, rapid urbanisation and extractive industries.       to scienti c journals based on the content of the Workshop
Many     relevant    aspects    of    this  problem      are      will be published.
particularly unique to Asia, e.g. hazards of monsoon
rains and tropical cyclones, and vulnerability from               Universities, research institutes, government agencies,
extensive      coastal     and     island    infrastructure.      regional organisations, non-governmental and community
                                                                  based organisations as well as the private sector are invited
Recently the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change            to attend the Workshop themes on Natural Disasters and
(IPCC) had issued a summary report on Managing the Risks          Climate Change. Interested parties are requested to inform
of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate                the Organisers and their acceptance attendance will be
Change Adaptation. The report focuses on the relationship         informed by 20 October 2012. Please log in to
between climate change and extreme weather and climate            www.ukm.my/seadpri for more details.
events, and also the impacts of these events on vulnerable
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societies. The long term implications for sustainable
                                                                  Professor Lord Julian Hunt
development are also emphasized. The report integrates            ACOPS c/o Malaysian Commonwealth Studies Centre
perspectives from several historically distinct research          University of Cambridge, Trinity College, Saint John’s Street
groups studying climate science, climate              impacts,    Cambridge CB2 1TQ
                                                                  Tel: 01223 746918
adaptation to climate change, and disaster risk                   Email: acopsadmin@gmail.com
management. A high level workshop for researchers,                Website: www.acops.org.uk
practitioners and policy makers in Asia is to be held in order
to review these ndings, and to consider action plans for          Professor Joy Jacqueline Pereira
                                                                  Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Institute
their implementation. These should include stronger               (SEADPRI-UKM)
interactions    in    future   at     a      regional     level   Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
(Srinivasan and Hunt, 2011, Current Science, Vol. 101, No.        43600 Bangi, Selangor, MALAYSIA
                                                                  Tel : +603-8921 4852 / 4855 / 4858
10, 1269-1270). This will be an important feature of the          Fax : +603-8927 5629
discussions at the Workshop.                                      Email: seadpri@ukm.my/ joy@ukm.my
                                                                  Website: www.ukm.my/seadpri
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                                                                   Activities
SEADPRI-UKM Technical Talk �/����
        UKM Bangi, Selangor
         �� January ����
                       Mohd Khairul Zain bin Ismail
 S  EADPRI-UKM Technical Talk 1/2012 was successfully
 organised by SEADPRI-UKM on 30th January 2012, at the
 SEADPRI-UKM Seminar Room, in conjunction with the visit of
 researchers from the Disaster Prevention Research Institute
 (DPRI), Kyoto University, Japan to UKM. The participants
 comprised students, academics, researchers and practitioners
 from government, non-governmental organisations as well as
 the private sector. The Talk began with a presentation from Dr.
 Yuki Matsushi (picture), on “Shallow Landslides, Soil Production,     Results of these studies enhanced the need for combination of
 and Sediment Yield in Mountainous Watersheds: Multi-Approach          geotechnical and geomorphological standpoints for better
 for Comprehensive Understanding of Hillslope Denudation               evaluation of potential of sediment yield from a mountainous
 Processes with Varying Time-scales”.                                  watershed. The second presenter was Prof. Sumio Matsuura, who
                                                                       presented a paper on “Landslide Investigation and Prevention
 In his presentation, he introduced the research that he is            Measures in Japan”. His presentation was about the general
 currently carrying out in Japanese mountains about mechanisms         investigation procedures in an attempt to understand the
 of rainfall-induced shallow landslides, rates of soil production on   mechanisms of landslide and landslide prevention measures that
 hillslopes, and the resulting sediment yield from watersheds.         have been developed in Japan.

                                                                       As a conclusion, it was noted that in recent years Malaysia has
 Hydrological monitoring in the eld revealed the short-term            become relatively prone to landslides due to heavy rain
 (triggering) groundwater behavior leading to landsliding, while       occurring during the monsoon season every year. There is a need
 cosmogenic nuclide analysis by accelerator mass spectrometry          for data sharing, especially on landslides, whether from
 enabled researchers to quantify long-term (preceding)                 government or private sectors, as well as researchers, to
 accumulation of soil that becomes potential sliding material on       encourage continuous understanding of hillslope and landslide
 hillslopes.                                                           monitoring, to ensure sustained capability and preparation.




SEADPRI-UKM Technical Talk �/����
UKM Bangi, Selangor
�� March ����
Mohd Khairul Zain bin Ismail

Technical Talk 2/2012 was successfully organised by SEADPRI-           The main speaker was Professor Tsutomu Sato, from the
UKM, in collaboration with the University of Science Malaysia          Laboratory of Environmental Geology, Hokkaido University.
(USM), the Minerals and Geosciences Department of Malaysia,
the Institute of Geology Malaysia (IGM), and the Geological            The event comprised two presentations, the rst being on
Society of Malaysia (GSM) on 19th March 2012, at the                   “Environmental Mineralogy for Management of Hazardous
SEADPRI-UKM Seminar Room, in conjunction with the visit of             Inorganic Anions – Lessons Learnt”. The second presentation
researchers from the Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido                  was on “Nuclear Accident at Fukushima Daiichi NPP – What
University to USM. The participants comprised students,                happened?” The talk ended with the presentation of a
academics, researchers and practitioners from the                      momento by Prof. Lee Yook Heng to the speaker, as a token of
government sector.                                                     appreciation for the visit to SEADPRI-UKM.
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      2012

 Ucapan Tahniah kepada Prof. Dato’ Dr. Ibrahim Komoo &
   Selamat Datang kepada Prof. Dr. Mazlin bin Mokhtar
                                                         Lim Choun Sian




                               Sekalung tahniah kepada Pengarah Pengasas, Institut Kajian Bencana Asia Tenggara (SEADPRI-UKM),
                               Yang Berbahagia Profesor Dato’ Dr. Ibrahim Komoo atas perlantikan beliau sebagai Naib Canselor,
                               Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) yang berkuatkuasa pada 13 April 2012. Warga SEADPRI-UKM
                               dengan penuh takzim mengucapkan ribuan terima kasih atas sumbangan dan pedoman pengarah
                               berkaliber ini, semoga malim ini terus mengorak maju berkhidmat di persada baru beliau.




     Yang Berbahagia Profesor Dr. Mazlin bin Mokhtar, merangkap Felo Utama SEADPRI-UKM dan Pengarah
     LESTARI-UKM, telah memangku tugas sebagai Pengarah di SEADPRI-UKM berkuatkuasa mulai 1 Mei
     2012. Warga SEADPRI-UKM mengucapkan setinggi-tinggi tahniah dan mengalu-alukan kepimpinan
     Prof. Mazlin bin Mokhtar.




                                              EDITORIAL BOARD

                                              Editors:
                                              Prof. Dr. Mazlin bin Mokhtar
                                              Prof. Dr. Joy Jacqueline Pereira
                                              Dr. Sharifah Munirah Syed Hussein Alatas

                                              Managing Editors:
                                              Mohd Khairul Zain bin Ismail




Tel : +603 8921 4852/4853 Fax : +603 8927 5629 Email : seadpri@ukm.my Website : www.ukm.my/seadpri
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