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PRESS STATEMENT 21 FEBRUARY 2013
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) strongly condemn the irresponsible statement by Datuk Fuad Hassan, Director General of JASA (Jabatan Hal Ehwal Khas/ Department of Special Affairs) that he suspects we have an understanding with those who want to see that the Barisan Nasional Government be brought down. The allegation is baseless and highly defamatory.Read more
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KENYATAAN AKHBAR 21 FEBRUARI 2013
Persatuan Pengguna Pulau Pinang (CAP) dan Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) mengutuk kenyataan tidak bertanggungjawab Datuk Fuad Hassan, Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Hal Ehwal Khas (JASA) bahawa beliau mengesyaki yang kami ada persefahaman dengan pihak-pihak yang hendak melihatkan Kerajaan Barisan Nasional jatuh. Tuduhan ini adalah tidak berasas dan merupakan fitnah.Read more
FOEI MEDIA ADVISORY 01 FEBRUARY 2013
MONROVIA, LIBERIA, February 1st, 2013 – Palm oil companies are grabbing more than 1.5 million acres of land in Liberia and are violating human rights of local communities, warn Liberian NGOs including Friends of the Earth Liberia (SDI - Sustainable Development Institute), Save My Future Foundation (SAMFU) and Social Entrepreneurs for Sustainable Development (SESDev).Read more
PRESS STATEMENT 30TH JANUARY 2013
Sahabat Alam Malaysia views the death of 10 pygmy elephants at the Gunung Rara Forest Reserve as the worst disaster to have happened in 2013. Nothing is more poignant than the sight of an elephant calf tugging at its dead mother - a heart wrenching sight that is certain to tug at the heartstrings of even the most hard-hearted person.Read more
PRESS STATEMENT 16 JANUARY 2013
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) are very glad that the proposed creation of offshore concrete structures for mixed development slated to be developed on the West Coast of Penang Island has been scrapped.Read more
The Natural Resources Defense Council August 13, 2015
Although they will probably always be less celebrated than wars, marches, riots, or stormy political campaigns, books have at times been the most powerful influencer of social change in American life. Thomas Paine's Common Sense galvanized radical sentiment in the early days of the Revolution; Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe roused the North's antipathy to slavery in the decade leading up to the Civil War; and Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, which in 1962 exposed the hazards of the pesticide DDT, eloquently questioned humanity's faith in technological progress and helped set the stage for the environmental movement. Click to read
Malaysian Overseas FDI in Oil Palm: SAM Calls to address negative impacts and unethical practices
In June 2014, Sahabat Alam Malaysia called on the Malaysian Government to address the negative impacts and unethical practices of its overseas or outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) in the past few years. Although the outflow of Malaysian investments abroad have been more than the inflow of investments into the country, serious concerns have arisen in relation to the impact of the palm oil industry in particular.
SAM submitted a memorandum to the government in 2014 urging them to revamp the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process in Sarawak. Besides critiquing the EIA process in the state, SAM also made a number of recommendations to streamline the process with the Peninsular process.
Mongabay April 15, 2014
This briefing paper was prepared in March 2014 in time for the Parliament sitting. It was designed for law and policy makers on the need to align all statutory provisions on matters related to land, forestry, conservation and indigenous peoples in Peninsular Malaysia with judicial decisions on indigenous customary land rights.
SAM prepared a briefing paper for the March 2014 Parliament sitting for law and policy makers. This paper discussed the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade - Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT-VPA). The paper served as a background for law and policy makers on indigenous customary land rights and the issuance of MYTLAS licence prior to the signing of the VPA, among others.