STOP the sandiwara behind the “Botak” Relau Hill saga

Botak HillBotak Hill, Relau, Penang

PRESS STATEMENT                                                                                                            6 AUGUST 2013 

On 11 July 2013, General Accomplishment Sdn. Bhd., the company that was charged with illegal hill clearing and earthworks in Bukit Relau, Penang was fined RM30,000. The judge gave an impassioned speech about the need to send a strong message against illegal hill clearing and destruction of the environment but the fine imposed by him does not send such a message.

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SAM urges Perak state government to cancel location of proposed LNG plant and iron and steel mill in Tanjung Hantu, Manjung

PRESS STATEMENT                                                                                                                  5 JUNE 2013 

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) reiterates our call and appeal to the Perak State Government to cancel the siting of two proposed projects in Tanjung Hantu, Manjung District, Perak. The two proposed projects are an iron and steel mill covering an area of 202.35 hectares and a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant covering 60 hectares here.

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我国应即刻退出《跨太平洋伙伴关系协定》TPPA – Malaysian MUST Withdraw NOW

槟城消费人协会                                                                                                            2013年5月30日记者会文告

“相信政府,我们知道什么对你是最好的。”这完全是政府自夸之言。我们担心,如果我们随便让政府签下影响我们的协定,我们和我们下一代的前途和生计就可能面对危险。

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TPPA – Malaysia MESTI Tarik Diri SEKARANG

KENYATAAN AKHBAR                                                                                                             30 MEI 2013 

“Percayalah Kerajaan, kami tahu apa yang terbaik untuk anda”. Kenyataan ini adalah semata-mata kesombongan di pihak Kerajaan dan kami bimbang bahawa kehidupan dan mata pencarian rakyat serta generasi masa depan akan terjejas jika rakyat tidak berhati-hati dalam apa yang Kerajaan menandatangani bagi pihak rakyat.

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Encroachment and illegal development in Bukit Merah Lake Reserve, Kerian District, Perak

PRESS STATEMENT                                                                                                                23 MAY 2013 

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the relevant authorities to take stringent action against anyone who had encroached and illegally carried out agricultural activities in the Bukit Merah Lake Reserve, District of Kerian, Perak.

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FoUM: Logging Cessation an Excellent Move

PRESS STATEMENT                                                                                                                23 MAY 2013 

23 May 2013, Kuala Lumpur –Friends of Ulu Muda (FOUM), a coalition of environmental NGOs advocating for the protection of the Greater Ulu Muda forest in Kedah, applaud the decision by the state’s newly-elected Menteri Besar, Dato’ Paduka Mukhriz Tun Mahathir, to temporarily cease all logging activities in the state.

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Sarawak urged to protect its peatland

New Straits Times                     April 12, 2016

GEORGE TOWN: Two civil societies have called on the Sarawak government to stop further turning peatland into oil palm plantations. Sahabat Alam Malaysia vice-president Mohideen Abdul Kader claimed large-scale development had damaged large tracts of swamp forest resources. Click to read

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Proposed TBT Annex in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

PRESS STATEMENT                                                                                                                21 MAY 2013 

SAM supports the call by the Consumers' Association of Penang to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) to immediately withdraw the Malaysian proposal tabled at the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) calls on the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) and the Department of Standards (Standards Malaysia) to immediately withdraw a Malaysian proposal that it has tabled at the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations. We believe that this proposal will have potentially dangerous impacts on public health, food safety and consumer choice.

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FoUM applauds Kedah state forestry for gazettement of forest reserves

PRESS STATEMENT                                                                                                           20 MARCH 2013

Statement from the coalition group, Friends of Ulu Muda of which SAM is a part of

20 March 2013, Kuala Lumpur – The Friends of Ulu Muda applaud the Kedah State Forestry Department on the recent gazettement of a total of eight proposed forest reserves as Permanent Reserved Forests (PRF) on January 2013. Some of the gazetted areas had been proposed as PRFs since 2003.

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Penan villages facing a double threat from logging and the proposed Baram Dam

Penan of Long DalohThe Penan of Long Daloh look after their communal forest by planting native tree species to rehabilitate their forest

PRESS STATEMENT                                                                                                           13 MARCH 2013

SAM has been informed by Penan villagers in Sungai Patah, Baram that their native customary land is now confronted by a double threat simultaneously. The first threat comes from the attempt of a logging company to encroach into their communal forest reserve which has been successfully protected since the people’s last blockade in the area in 2008-2009. The proposed construction of the Baram Dam meanwhile poses another looming threat to their lives.

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Penduduk Penan Sungai Patah, Baram, menghadapi ancaman pembalakan dan cadangan pembinaan Empangan Baram secara serentak

Penduduk Penan Sg PatahPenduduk Long Daloh menjaga hutan komunal mereka dengan menanam spesis-spesis pokok hutan untuk memuliharakan hutan mereka

KENYATAAN AKHBAR                                                                                                            13 MAC 2013

SAM telah dimaklumkan oleh kaum Penan di Sungai Patah, Baram, bahawa tanah adat mereka kini sedang berhadapan dengan dua buah ancaman secara serentak. Ancaman pertama adalah percubaan sebuah syarikat pembalakan untuk mencerobohi hutan simpan kampung mereka yang telah berjaya dilindungi daripada sebarang pencerobohan semenjak blockade terakhir mereka sekitar tahun 2008-2009. Sementara itu, ancaman kedua pula ditimbulkan oleh cadangan pembinaan projek hidro Empangan Baram.

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Adakah paras Hidrogen Sianida di Bukit Koman benar-benar selamat?

KENYATAAN AKHBAR                                                                                                    25 FEBRUARI 2013          

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) menyoal Jabatan Alam Sekitar (JAS) sama ada kandungan dan paras hidrogen sianida (HCN) dalam udara di Bukit Koman, Raub, Pahang yang diisytiharkan selamat oleh JAS adalah benar-benar selamat dan tidak akan menjejaskan kesihatan mereka yang terdedah kepada bahan pencemar ini.

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