Indigenous peoples in Sarawak unhappy with nearby aluminium smelter plant

August 20, 2013

An aluminium smelter plant owned by Press Metal Bhd began operations in 2013 in Similajau, Sarawak. Indigenous communities living near the plant have alleged that since the factory began, they have been falling ill and that their produce have reduced. Peoples' Documentary has the story. Click to watch

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Pengerang oil refinery hits a snag

Malaysiakini August 15, 2013

The controversial oil refinery project in Pengerang, Johor, appears to have hit a snag following a statement from Chinese Petroleum Corporation (CPC) chairperson Lin Sheng-Chung on a possibility that its subsidiary company may be shut down. Click to read

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Bikam forest clearing prompts calls to save trees

New Straits Times  August 13, 2013 

In the wake of the destruction of the Bikam Permanent Forest Reserve near Bidor and the threat faced by other forest reserves, environmental group Sahabat Alam Malaysia has proposed measures to safeguard endangered tree species. Click read

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Cease TPPA talks for now

FMT News August 14, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: The government must suspend all on-going Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations until all concerns of the agreement are addressed. Click to read

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Fukushima radioactive water leak an 'emergency'

BBC News August 05, 2013

Japan's nuclear watchdog has said the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is facing a new "emergency" caused by a build-up of radioactive groundwater. Click to read

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SAM wants Perak to save Bikam forest reserve

Malay Mail Online August 02, 2013

GEORGE TOWN, Aug 2  — Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) or Friends of the Earth Malaysia today expressed regret at the decision of the Perak government to cultivate oil palm in the Bikam forest reserve. Click to read

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Stop proposed acquaculture project

FMT July 18, 2013 

KEPALA BATAS: Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) wants the Penang government to drop the proposed aquaculture project in Penaga near here because of  potential impact on the environment. Click to read

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Pollution of river in Kampung Lalang must be curbed

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Pahang government to pay serious attention and take immediate action to curb river pollution in Kampung Lalang, Benta near Kuala Lipis.

The source of pollution is a mining activity here which has caused the river water to turn muddy, filled with sand and its clear water turn brown.

 The pollution has not only affected the daily use of the river water by 300 villagers here but also caused death of farmed fish, cultured in cages in the river.

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MITI: Why gov't cannot reveal the TPPA

Malaysiakini June 24, 2013

The federal government is unable to disclose the details of negotiations over the much questioned Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) because it has to ‘respect the position and views of other countries’ involved. Click to read

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Tycoon linked to firm in the Bukit Relau case

According to the Malay Mail today (June 03, 2013), businessman Tan Sri Tan Kok Ping is allegedly behind the company General Accomplishment Sdn Bhd, the company which had illegally cleared the land in Bukit Relau. Click to read

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CAP urges Government to withdraw from TPPA

Sarawak Tribune May 31, 2013

The Consumers' Association of Penang urged the federal government to withdraw itself from the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. Click to read

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Pygmy elephants must not die in vain

SAM wrote a letter to the editor to question the mystery behind the death of the pygmy elephants. Free Malaysia Today (May 27, 2013) carried the letter on their portal. Click to read

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