In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Malaysia is facing numerous issues that may cripple its socio-economic growth if not handled properly. Therefore, ASM has conducted a Facebook Live with the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI) titled Penyesuaian Terhadap Cabaran COVID-19 (Adapting to Challenges of COVID-19).
The Facebook Live Session featured MOSTI Minister YB Khairy Jamaluddin as the moderator. Three ASM Fellows were invited to share their expert knowledge and opinions: Professor Datuk Dr Awg Bulgiba Awg Mahmud FASc, Professor Dr Mahendhiran Nair FASc and Professor Dr Shamala Devi K.C. Sekaran FASc.
Failure to fully implement and enforce these laws is one of the greatest challenges in mitigating climate change, reducing pollution and preventing widespread species and habitat loss. As such, a strong political will is needed to ensure effective implementation and enforcement.
In response to this, the Embassy of Sweden in collaboration with the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) has organised a Dialogue on Environmental Law, featuring the esteemed Dr Christina Olsen Lundh, Swedish Environmental Law Expert and Judge. This event aims to promote the sharing of knowledge and best practices between Sweden and Malaysia. Dr Lundh is in Malaysia to attend the Malaysian Judges Conference from 16 to 18 March 2020 in Langkawi Island.
10 March, Kuala Lumpur - Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) have co-organised a Lecture on Acoustofluidics by Professor Thomas Laurell from Lund University, Sweden. During the lecture, Professor Laurell described basic development and design of acoustofluidic systems as well as applications and development of the novel research field. Acoustofluidics is a relatively new research field that combines acoustics with microfluidics to enable gentle yet high performing manipulation of biological matter. Well-defined and localised acoustic forces are used to precisely move cells in a process called acoustophoresis.