Assessment of Attitude, Motivation, and Information on Public Participation in Environmental Impact Assessment of the MRT Project in Malaysia

By Abiola Waliyu Aiyeola, Ramdzani bin Abdullah, Mad Nasir Shamsudeen and Zalina Zaiton Ibrahim.

Published by The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies

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The outcome of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) documents has been subjected to a lot of criticism, particularly in many developing countries. The process is merely seen as an administrative procedure for approval on a project. Though well-articulated policies were formulated, the outcome remains subjective. Several factors were identified in the literature as an impediment to the success of the EIA process, among which are the attitude of the public, what motivates public participation, and access to information. This study, therefore, examines the effect of these three variables on public participation in the EIA procedure in the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project in Malaysia using regression analysis.

Keywords: Environmental Impact Assessment, Public Participation, Attitude, Motivations, Information

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp.1-10. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 402.646KB).

Dr. Abiola Waliyu Aiyeola

Ph.D Candidate, Environmental Impact Assessment Unit, Department of Environmental Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Seri Sedang, Selangor, Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Ramdzani bin Abdullah

Dean, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Department of Environmental Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Seri Sedang, Selangor, Malaysia

Prof. Mad Nasir Shamsudeen

Professor, Department of Environmental Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Seri Sedang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Zalina Zaiton Ibrahim

Faculty Member, Department of Environmental Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Seri Sedang, Selangor, Malaysia