THE 18TH MSJCE WG , 2022
The 18th Meeting of the Malaysia-Singapore Joint Committee on the Environment (MSJCE) Working Group (WG) was held on 26-27 July 2022 in Malaysia. The meeting was co-chaired by Mr. Wan Abdul Latiff Wan Jaffar, Director General of Environment, Malaysia and Mr. Luke Goh, Chief Executive Officer, National Environment Agency, Singapore.
The meeting involved the presence of Malaysia delegations namely DOE, Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA) and 12 other agencies as well as Singapore delegations namely NEA, Singapore and 9 other agencies from Singapore.
The meeting was held to coordinate the common interest/ country position between both countries regarding environmental issues involving the Strait of Johor, pollution control actions and the environment quality such as motor vehicles, water quality in the waters of the Strait of Johor, management of chemicals and hazardous waste, and matters related to safety and cooperation in emergency management and pollution control of oil and chemical spills.
In addition, cooperation under the training institutes of both countries, namely EiMAS and Singapore Environment Institute (SEI), was also discussed and shared activities and programs under capacity building that have been carried out and programs/activities that will be held in the future.
The outcome of the 18th MSJCE WG Meeting will be taken to the next level, which is the 34th MSJCE Meeting co-chairs by the Chief Secretary/ Permanent Secretary of the Ministry respectively KASA and the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE), Singapore and then at the Ministerial level of both countries which is the 33rd Annual Exchange of Visits (AEV) to be held.