In the news today (Malaysiakini, May 22, 2013), indigenous communities from various longhouses both affected by existing dams and would be affected by future planned dams protest at the International Hydropower Association World Congress currently going on in Kuching, Sarawak. Click to read
SAM's letter to the editor in Malaysiakini, May 21, 2013
Highlands and hills plundered, virgin jungles ravaged. Judging from the unceasing reports, the government machinery to stop these illegal clearing of jungles and hill slopes is clearly not functioning effectively. Click to read
The Star May 18, 2013
"Last week, Sahabat Alam Malaysia sent a letter to the MPPP to request details of the clearing activities on the hill.
Its president S.M. Mohd Idris said that to date, there had been no response from the council.
“I believe the hill is called Bukit Rumania.
“We were alerted by the public and immediately went to the site to take some photographs and find out what’s going on.
“We then wrote to the council enquiring about whether planning permission had been given, whether the clearing was being done on state or private land and if an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report was conducted before the land was cleared,” he said.
“We demand an explanation,” he said, adding that a reminder letter was sent to the council yesterday." Click to read
The Star April 23, 2013
THE DENSE vegetation within the Ulu Muda forest complex in Kedah is a crucial feature of the region’s water storage capacity. Topographically speaking, the landscape forms one large drainage system, with its contours directing water to a collection point, such as a river or a lake. Click to read
What SUHAKAM has to say about the violations against indigenous peoples and their rights in Malaysia. Sarawak Report exposes parts of the report through a leaked copy that they received. Click to read
(The Sarawakreport.org website is currently not accessible in Malaysia)
Malaysiakini March 26, 2013
The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) has slammed Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng for being “highly irresponsible and unethical” by accusing the NGO of being selective in its criticisms and of being aligned to the BN. Click to read
Malaysiakini March 21, 2013
As the nation braces for the 13th general election, the timing of the Global Witness (GW) video 'Inside Malaysia's Shadow State' posted on YouTube on Monday has been questioned by various parties. Click to read
The Penang Chief Minister responded via an open letter to CAP & SAM's President's statement opposing the Penang state government's traffic decongestion projects. The statement appeared in Malaysiakini. Click to read
My Sinchew.com March 20, 2013
GEORGE TOWN, March 19 (Bernama) - Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has described as illogical the Consumers Association of Penang's (CAP) statement that it was ready to take the lead to start a campaign against the proposed 6.5km undersea tunnel and three major road projects in the state. Click to read
The latest expose on Sarawak's elite allegedly involved in corruption and illegality. A film by Global Witness.
FMT News March 13, 2013
KUCHING: More than 2,000 Penans from seven Penan villages in Sungai Patah and three in Long Akah in Baram are facing simultaneous double threats – indiscriminate logging and the proposed construction of the Baram Dam. Click to read
This is a video (in Bahasa Malaysia) made by KUASA, a local activists group residing in Perak, Malaysia. The Pondok Tanjung Forest Reserve in Perak is the largest peat soil forest reserve in the northern Peninsula. Almost half the size of the area is swampy and has more than 100 types of plants and 54 types of fish. Click to watch