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Study and Review of the Socio-Economic Status of Aboriginal
Peoples (Orang Asli) in Peninsular Malaysia for the
Formulation of a National Development Plan for the Orang
Proposed Water Supply to Pengerang Integrated Petrochemical Complex
(PIPC) - Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (2013)
This is a socio-economic component of a detailed Environmental Impact Assessment
(EIA) for a proposed water supply project in Pengerang, Johor. The study, which is
commissioned by SMHB Environmental Sdn Bhd, aims to profile the local communities
in the study area.
Other objectives include identifying the nature and significance of potential social
impacts that may arise as a result of the proposed project; identifying design aspects
to avoid or minimize negative impacts and to enhance positive impacts; and
identifying mitigation measures for the development of a management and
monitoring plan to effectively address and manage the identified impacts. Listing,
survey, stakeholder meeting and in-depth interview are used to complete this study.
This study is conducted in partnership with the UNDP and the
UNICEF to assist the EPU of the Prime Minister’s Department in
assessing the socio-economic and attainment status of the
Orang Asli, evaluating the success and failures of the
interventions taken and providing recommendations for
improvement. Findings and recommendations proposed are
for formulation of The First National Development Plan for
Economic Valuation for Samalaju Industrial Park (2015)
This study is an economic valuation of the environmental impacts on proposed
Samalaju Industrial Park in Sarawak government. Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA)
technique on the Valued Environmental and Socio-economic Components (VEC) is
used throughout the study.
Findings of the study serve as assessment of the future development in the area and
the share that the local communities can expect from the compensation of their loss
of resource use. There is also focus on providing social infrastructure that would
improve the lives and outcomes of children who are the future of the local
Study on Public Awareness of Science, Technology and
Innovation (STI) Malaysia 2013
PE Research is commissioned by the Malaysian Science and
Technology Information Centre (MASTIC) to conduct a
nationwide study of Public Awareness of Science, Technology
and Innovation, which is referred as STI survey. The objectives
of this study are to collect data and analyse the levels of
awareness, interest, attitudes and understanding among
Malaysians towards STI as well as to analyse changes in levels
of understanding, interest and attitudes among Malaysians
towards STI since 1996.
Study on Malaysia's Nature-based Tourism Potential in
Attracting Tourists (2012)
PE Research is commissioned by Tourism Malaysia to carry
out cost-benefit analysis and SWOT analysis on nine
eco-tourism sites and a comprehensive survey on tourist
perceptions on nature-based tourism in general, as well as
the identified sites in particular.
Recommendations on marketing and operational strategies
for nature-based tourism products are made in the report.
Several methodologies are adopted in this study. Logical Framework Analysis is used to
identify status of Orang Asli whereas consultative meetings and workshops with relevant
stakeholders are conducted to assess the current development system, plans and
This study also aims to identify and recommend efforts that can be implemented by the
Government to increase the level of understanding and acceptance among Malaysians
towards STI and to develop suitable STI indicators for international comparison. Survey is
carried out in this study.