Malaysia is so close to where I am, and it’s unfortunate that a lot of people here, me included, don’t know much about it. Tsk tsk. Still, it was eye-opening to see that even they face the same environmental problems, and also that they have prominent celebrities speaking out about the issue. One of them is an actress named Maya Karin. She expressed her views about bottled water in an interview and also had something to say about recycling.
But she complains that there are hardly any recycling centres or stations at residential areas to encourage people to recycle.
â€œWhatâ€™s the use of constantly broadcasting messages urging people to recycle on the radio when there is no place for people to go? I have driven for months with a carload of bottles because there is no recycling station nearby.
Ah yes, I totally feel her pain and understand the frustration. Other stars who have spoken include actor Mano Maniam and singer Zainal Abidin.