Chukai fishers problem must be addressed immediately

Dilapidated jetty ChukaiThe dilapidated jetty in Chukai that has not been repaired to date. SAM Picture

PRESS STATEMENT                                                   19 August 2016

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Terengganu government, relevant departments and agencies to take immediate action to address the problem faced by 200 inshore fishers in Chukai, Kemaman district. 

For the past ten years the fishers had to put up with a damaged jetty to moor their boats and land their catch. In addition, fishermen in the area are often threatened by trawlers and many of them lamented that they have not received the monthly incentive of RM300.00. SAM is dismayed that although the problems are long-standing but until now no action has been taken by the relevant authorities to resolve the fishers predicaments. 

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SAM gesa masalah nelayan Chukai ditangani segera

Bubu rosakBubu nelayan Chukai sering musnah dilanggar bot pukat tunda. Gambar SAM

KENYATAAN AKHBAR                                                                19 Ogos 2016

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) menggesa kerajaan Terengganu, jabatan dan agensi berkaitan mengambil tindakan segera bagi mengatasi masalah yang dihadapi oleh 200 nelayan pantai di Chukai daerah Kemaman di sini.  

Selain keadaan jeti tempat mereka melabuhkan bot dan mendaratkan hasil tangkapan yang rosak teruk sejak lebih 10 tahun yang lalu, nelayan-nelayan di kawasan tersebut juga sering diancam oleh bot pukat tunda serta masalah tidak mendapat insentif nelayan RM300.00 sebulan. SAM kesal walau pun masalah-masalah itu sudah lama berlaku dan dihadapi oleh mereka tetapi hingga sekarang tidak ada tindakan yang diambil oleh pihak berkuasa terbabit bagi menyelesaikannya.  

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Forest destruction threatens water supply

PC on forests destructionSAM President, S.M.Mohamed Idris at a press conference today. Picture: SAM

PRESS STATEMENT                                                                      17 AUGUST 2016

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Kedah State government to immediately stop the destruction of forests and logging activities in the State to protect these natural resources and ensure sufficient water supply.

The 2015 Annual Report of the Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia states that the forested land area in Kedah covers 342,431 hectares or 36.33% of the total land area of ​​the state. This indicates that the forest cover in the state is at an alarming rate and if further deforestation is not curbed it will lead to a more precarious situation.

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Kemusnahan hutan menjejaskan sumber air

Tadahan air terancamKawasan tadahan air yang terancam. Gambar - SAM

KENYATAAN AKHBAR                                                  17 OGOS 2016

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) menggesa kerajaan Kedah menghentikan segera aktiviti pemusnahan hutan dan penebangan balak bagi memelihara sumber asli ini dan menjamin sumber bekalan air yang mencukupi. 

Laporan Tahunan Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia 2015 menyatakan bahawa kawasan tanah berhutan di negeri Kedah adalah 342,431 hektar iaitu 36.33% daripada keluasan tanah negeri Kedah.  Ini menunjukkan liputan hutan di negeri Kedah adalah pada tahap yang membimbangkan dan kalau tidak dibendung penerokaannya, akan membawa kepada keadaan yang lebih genting.

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SAM is concerned that pollution in Kebun Kuyung will threaten Kerian River

Resident showing pollutionA resident is showing the drain in Kebun Kuyung that has been polluted by the factory waste - SAM picture

Press Statement                                                                         15 August 2016

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Penang state government and Department of Environment (DOE) to take urgent action to curb industrial waste pollution in Kebun Kuyung, near Nibong Tebal in Seberang Perai Selatan district.   

There are three factories operating in Kebun Kuyung. The pollution that has been persisting since 10 years ago is not only causing a stink and turning the drain water in this area black but also polluting the nearby Sungai Kerian.

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SAM bimbang pencemaran di Kebun Kuyung ancam Sungai Kerian

Pencemaran di Kebun Kuyung

Nelayan di Jeti Simpang Tiga berhampiran Sg Kerian yang terjejas pencemaran - Gambar SAM

KENYATAAN AKHBAR                                                                              15 Ogos 2016

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) menggesa kerajaan Pulau Pinang dan Jabatan Alam Sekitar (JAS) mengambil tindakan segera bagi mengatasi masalah pencemaran sisa buangan kilang yang berlaku di Kebun Kuyung, dekat Nibong Tebal daerah Seberang Perai Selatan (SPS) di sini. 

Terdapat tiga buah kilang beroperasi di Kebun Kuyung.  Masalah yang berlarutan sejak lebih 10 tahun yang lalu itu bukan saja menyebabkan air di dalam parit di kawasan tersebut menjadi hitam dan berbau busuk, malah sisa buangan kilang di situ juga turut mencemarkan air Sungai Kerian berdekatan.

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Malaysia needs to urgently beef up its climate actions

Malay Mail Online                           August 12, 2016

AUG 12 — With the adoption of the Paris Agreement, an international treaty for post-2020 climate action, at the Paris climate summit last December, signatories to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are committing themselves to enhancing climate actions to halt further alteration of the climate system and its adverse impacts on human societies. Click to read

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Malaysia needs to urgently beef up its climate actions

Letter to the Editor                                                                                       12 August 2016

With the adoption of the Paris Agreement, an international treaty for post-2020 climate action, at the Paris climate summit last December, signatories to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are committing themselves to enhancing climate actions to halt further alteration of the climate system and its adverse impacts on human societies. 

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马来西亚必须加快行动处理气候问题

大马自然之友文告:                                                                                            2016812

去年12月的巴黎气候峰会接纳了巴黎协议,这是在2020前克服气候问题的国际协议。签署联合国气候变化框架公约(UNFCCC)即同意加紧气候行动去改善气候系统以及它对人类社会的负面影响。
 
马来西亚是参与讨论和接纳协议的197个国家之一,接着与175个国家于422日在纽约签署了公约。如今,是付诸行动的时候了。
 
在巴黎峰会热身期间,马来西亚也和其他国家提呈了国家自定预期贡献书(INDCs),宣称对比2005年国内生产总值的排放量,将在2030年减排45%。这包括在受到发达国家提供气候融资、科技转移和能力建设之后,无条件减排35%和有条件减排10%
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Malaysia perlu meningkatkan tindakan menangani perubahan iklim dengan segera

Surat Kepada Pengarang                                                                                                    12 Ogos 2016

Dengan penerimaan-pakai Perjanjian Paris – sebuah perjanjian antarabangsa untuk tindakan menangani gejala perubahan iklim pasca 2020 – di persidangan perubahan iklim bulan Disember lepas, negara-negara parti kepada Konvensyen Kerangka Perubahan Iklim Pertubuhan Bangsa-bangsa Bersatu (UNFCCC) membuat komitmen untuk meningkatkan usaha menangani perubahan iklim demi memberhentikan pengubahan sistem iklim serta kesan-kesan negatifnya ke atas masyarakat insan. 

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Keep them in the wild

The Star                                   August 06, 2016

SAM's Letter to the Editor on wildlife trading

THE seizure of 1000 endangered and exotic turtles by Perhilitan underscores a very serious problem - that of the booming exotic pet trade.

This is a multibillion dollar wildlife trade where animals are illegally trafficked and those caught in the wild are often mislabelled as “captive bred.” Click to read

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Stop encroachment on our land, 500 Orang Asal tell Perak govt

Malaysiakini                              June 21, 2016

About 500 Orang Asal from Perak travelled to the State Secretariat building in Ipoh this morning, to protest against encroachment by the government and private companies into their ancestral tanah adat land. Click to read

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