Coastal Zone Management Plan Development in Malaysia: Issues and Possible Sollutions

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by Kim Looi Ch'ng, Malaysia Dep of Fisheries, Kuala Lumpur, Malays, Malaysia Dep of Fisheries, Kuala Lumpur, Malays,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87:

Abstract: Over the last few decades Malaysia has undergone fairly rapid rates of economic growth, characterised by high level of resource exploitation, without due consideration given to the environmental dimensions of development and without the incorporation of appropriate coastal zone management (CZM) principles in the development of the coastal areas. This article discusses the issues and problems faced and the dimensions of economic development and institutional and legal arrangements in Malaysia. It discusses the possible solutions to the problems faced, and suggest that the Regional Development Process in Malaysia be used as a vehicle for CZM. The article also talks of the recent initiatives taken on CZM in Malaysia.

Subject Headings: Developing countries | Coastal management | Economic factors | Legal affairs | Environmental issues | Vehicles | Resource management | Malaysia | Asia

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