Malaysiakini June 21, 2016
Friends of the Earth USA June 21, 2016
California, world’s sixth largest economy, going nuclear-free
BERKELEY, CALIF. - An historic agreement has been reached between Pacific Gas and Electric, Friends of the Earth, and other environmental and labor organizations to replace the Diablo Canyon nuclear reactors with greenhouse-gas-free renewable energy, efficiency and energy storage resources. Friends of the Earth says the agreement provides a clear blueprint for fighting climate change by replacing nuclear and fossil fuel energy with safe, clean, cost-competitive renewable energy. Click to read
Common Dreams June 15, 2016
Marking the 5th anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
Thursday, June 16th marks the 5th anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Yet, violations of human and environmental rights continue, and access to justice remains as difficult as it ever was. Click to read
FMT News June 15, 2016
GEORGE TOWN: Ban the sale of glyphosate-based weedkillers as it is hazardous to humans, wildlife and the environment, the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urged.
CAP President SM Mohamed Idris said the country’s food security might be threatened, as nearly 200 herbicide products in Malaysia contain glyphosate. Click to read
Malaysiakini June 13, 2016
Sahabat Alam Malaysia's comment on the shooting of Harambe the gorilla in Cincinnati Zoo, USA
The shooting of a gorilla at the Cincinnati zoo has received the attention one could only expect. Truly it is tragic to even lose one of the world’s most critically endangered gorillas either in zoos or in the wild.
The decision to shoot the gorilla (Harambe) has provoked outcry from conservation and animal groups worldwide who called the decision to shoot the gorilla as sad and tragic, branding it as a “senseless and unnecessary death”. Click to read
Malaysiakini June 09, 2016
Penang-based environment NGO Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) has expressed deep concern over the coastal erosion in a section of the Butterworth Outer Ring Road (BORR). Click to read
Coastal erosion seen at the Butterworth Outer Ring Road (Picture: SAM)
PRESS STATEMENT 09 JUNE 2016
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is very concerned over the coastal erosion in a section of the Butterworth Outer Ring Road (BORR) which is becoming critical.
The Penang State Government, the concessionaire of the BORR i.e. Lingkaran Lebuh Raya Butterworth (Penang) Sdn. Bhd. (LLB), the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) and other relevant agencies must investigate this matter immediately because the erosion is closing on to the outer ring road.Read more
Hakisan tanah yang kelihatan di Lebuh Raya Lingkaran Butterworth (Gambar: SAM)
KENYATAAN AKHBAR 09 JUN 2016
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) memandang serius mengenai hakisan pantai yang berlaku di Lingkaran Lebuh Raya Butterworth (LLB) yang dilihat semakin kritikal.
Pihak Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang, Pihak Lingkaran Lebuh Raya Butterworth (Penang) Sdn. Bhd. (LLB) dan Jabatan Pengairan dan Saliran (JPS) serta agensi-agensi yang berkaitan perlu segera menyiasat perkara ini kerana hakisan tersebut semakin hampir dengan lingkaran lebuh raya berkenaan.Read more
Peat forest illegally cleared and drained out at Bukit Merah Lake Reserve (Picture: SAM)
PRESS STATEMENT 05 JUNE 2016
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and environmental groups comprising of CAP, KUASA, PEKA and GRASS urge the relevant authorities to take action against anyone found to encroach and illegally clear the forests in the Bukit Merah Lake Reserve in the district of Kerian, Perak.Read more
Tasik Bukit Merah yang diceroboh dan dimusnahkan (Gambar: SAM)
KENYATAAN AKHBAR 05 JUN 2016
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) dan wakil-wakil beberapa pertubuhan alam sekitar termasuk CAP, KUASA, PEKA dan GRASS menggesa pihak berkuasa yang berkenaan supaya bersungguh-sungguh mengambil tindakan terhadap sesiapa sahaja yang menceroboh dan meneroka haram Rizab Tasik Bukit Merah di Daerah Kerian, Perak.Read more
Clean Malaysia June 05, 2016
All Malaysians must work together to stop wildlife trafficking once and for all. If we don’t act decisively, many of the country’s most beloved and iconic species are doomed to die out.
That is the message of one of Malaysia’s best-known environmentalist groups, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM). “If illegal wildlife trade is not curbed, then Malaysia’s 26 endangered animals (including the Malayan tiger, common otter and 11 species of bats) will go extinct,” the group, which was set up in 1977 with the aim of championing environmental justice, stresses in a statement. Click to read
SAM together with other NGOs had recently called for the immediate action against the encroachment and illegal clearing of land at Bukit Merah Lake Reserve in the district of Kerian, Perak. This was picked up by Astro Awani's Bahasa Malaysia news programme, Buletin Awani. Click to watch