State of animals in zoos

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

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Malaysia clearcutting forest reserves for timber and palm oil

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

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Conservation and animal welfare in Malaysia

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

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Appalling abuse of elephants at A'Famosa

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

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Call for action against elephant abuse

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

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Bukit Relau scarred, justice not served

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

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Risalah - Penubuhan Persatuan Penduduk Kampung

Brochure Residents' Associations

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.

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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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