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An Indication of Policy Study towards Water Resource in Malacca State: A Case Study of Malacca River, Malaysia

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Science and Technology Studies, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 4, Issue (6), Pages 15-20, June,14 (2015)

Abstract

Freshwater is needed by all living creatures. Freshwater is used for various activities such as drinking, bathing, washing, and so on, while providing various benefits to living beings for activities and benefits such as habitats, shelter, breeding, and so on. However, rapid development has caused contamination towards water resource in the river, which could bring various problems to affect and harm the quality of living species. Hence, a new approach is required to stop the pollution. This research study has been carried out to indicate the effectiveness of application of policy study regarding water resources in the Malacca River, which is concentrated on quantitative method through questionnaire. The questionnaire has been divided into two parts. Part A includes a demographic profile, and part B includes a policy study of water resources in the Malacca River. Meanwhile, 400 respondents are targeted randomly for sample size and only focused to Malacca citizen who live near the Malacca River. Correlation analysis showed that the majority of respondents strongly agreed with the policy study (Green Technology Program Malaysia Malacca; No Plastic Bag Program, No Plastic Product Program, and Recycle Program; Cleaning Our River Program and Love Our River Program; Save Water Program, Rainwater Collection Program and Recycle Water Program) to apply in daily life to protect the water resource in Malacca River. Respondents also believed that people should feel responsibility to preserve and conserve the environment before it is destroyed and disappears forever.

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