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Title: Environmental assessment in Malaysia: A means to an end or a new beginning?
Authors: Briffett, C.
Obbard, J. 
Mackee, J.
Keywords: Environmental assessment
Strategic environmental assessment
Issue Date: Sep-2004
Citation: Briffett, C.,Obbard, J.,Mackee, J. (2004-09). Environmental assessment in Malaysia: A means to an end or a new beginning?. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal 22 (3) : 221-233. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper reviews the current framework for, and practical application of, environmental impact assessment (EIA) in Malaysia and assesses the progress made towards adoption of strategic environmental assessment (SEA). EIA legislation was first introduced in 1987 and much progress has been made in enforcing compliance with the requirements. More recent moves towards devolution of EIA control to the states are an indicator of the influence that EIA is making, although there are still many practical constraints to be overcome Even more recently, Malaysia has used SEA for area-wide schemes: the potential for this take up is evaluated. Despite many problems, the EIA process continues to function and evidence of an emerging commitment to SEA bodes well for the future. © IAIA 2004.
Source Title: Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal
ISSN: 14615517
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