SAM's Position Paper - Legal implications of the failure in instituting policy and legislative reforms
SAM's position paper on the legal implications in the failure to institute policy and legislative reforms in relation to customary land rights was endorsed by Jaringan Orang Asal dan NGO Tentang Isu-Isu Hutan / Network of Indigenous Peoples and Non-Governmental Organisations on Forest Issues (JOANGOHutan), Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia / The Indigenous Peoples’ Network of Malaysia (JOAS), Jaringan Tanah Hak Adat Bangsa Asal Sarawak / The Sarawak Native Customary Land Rights Network (TAHABAS), Sarawak Indigenous Lawyers Association (SILA), Save Rivers Network and Dr. Yogeswaran Subramaniam, Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya.
This paper was submitted to the European Union during SAM's lobby trip to Europe in 2013.
FMT News October 18, 2013
PETALING JAYA: Sarawak Baram Penan Women Association (PWPBS) is urging the federal government to look into the plight of the Penans on issues facing healthcare, education, transportation and training programmes for specific groups within their community. Click to read
Malaysiakini October 07, 2013
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is extremely appalled to learn of the suffering of neglected zoo animals at the Mines Wonderland, which followed after the closure of the Mines theme park. Click to read
Mongabay September 26, 2013
In July Bikam Permanent Forest Reserve in Malaysia’s Perak state was degazetted, allowing the forest to be clearcut for an oil palm plantation. Only after the forest was lost, did the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) announce that it had contained the last stands of keruing paya (Dipterocarpus coriaceus) on the Malay peninsula, a large hardwood tree that’s classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List. Click to read
FMT Letter September 08, 2013
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is one of all too few conservation groups in Malaysia with the integrity, concern and guts to speak up for animals and wildlife in general. FOTO (Friends of the Orangutans) is another such group. Click to read
FMT Letter September 06, 2013
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is outraged over the disturbing visuals shown on Astro Awani’s video over the alleged mistreatment and abuse of elephants taking place at a resort in Malacca. Click to read
Malay Mail Online September 06, 2013
SEPT 6 — Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is outraged over disturbing visuals shown on Astro Awani’s video over the alleged mistreatment and abuse of elephants taking place at a resort in Malacca. Click to read
FMT Letter August 30, 2013 (SAM's letter to FMT)
The scarred hill of Bukit Relau serves as a reminder to Penangites on how a developer can escape by paying a puny fine of RM30,000 despite causing environmental destruction. Click to read
Ini adalah risalah bagi orang-orang kampung terutamanya, kampung-kampung orang asal yang ingin menubuhkan persatuan penduduk. Risalah ini memberitahu langkah-langkah untuk menubuhkan sebuah persatuan di bawah Akta Perubuhan 1966.
This is a brochure for indigenous communities especially who wish to set up residents' associations under the Societies Act 1966.
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
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