Re-gazette Segari Melintang as reserved forest – SAM

Malaysia Outlook                                           11 October 2016

Sahabat Alam Malaysia refers to Menteri Besar Perak Zambry Abdul Kadir statement to the media which was published in local dailies on Oct 7, 2016.

The MB had questioned whether the state government was in the wrong for excising part of the Segari Melintang forest reserve (HS Segari Melintang) for the purpose of developing public housing.

The issue here is not about right or wrong, but compliance with existing policies and regulations. Click to read.

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Destruction and excision of part of Segari Melintang Forest Reserve: SAM’s response to Perak Menteri Besar


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The timber at the log pond.        Picture: SAM

Press  Statement                                              11 October 2016                                                                                        

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) refers to Menteri Besar Perak, YAB Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, statement to the media which was published in local dailies on 7 October 2016. The MB had questioned whether the State Government is in the wrong for excising part of the Segari Melintang Forest Reserve (HS Segari Melintang) for the purpose of developing public housing.

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Pemusnahan dan pemansuhan sebahagian Hutan Simpan Segari Melintang: Maklumbalas SAM kepada kenyataan Menteri Besar Perak

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Kenyataan Akbar                                                 11 Oktober 2016   

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) merujuk kenyataan Menteri Besar Perak, YAB Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir kepada media yang disiarkan dalam akhbar tempatan bertarikh 7 Oktober 2016.

SAM memetik kenyataan bahawa Menteri Besar mempersoal, adakah salah Kerajaan Negeri memansuhkan sebahagian Hutan Simpan Segari Melintang (HS Segari Melintang) untuk tujuan membina perumahan rakyat.

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Police must investigate incident at the Orang Asli blockade site in Gua Musang

Press Statement                                         September 30, 2016

SAM is extremely concerned over media reports which related the manner in which the Orang Asli community in the Gua Musang district in Kelantan had been treated after setting up their blockade against logging operations on September 27.

According to Mustafa Along, secretary of the Jaringan Kampung Orang Asli Kelantan (JKOAK), around 2 pm on September 28, representatives from the logging company arrived at the blockade site with a group of men in several private vehicles. The people however believed that the police and representatives from the Kelantan State Forestry Department and two media outlets were also amongst the group.

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Polis mesti menyiasat kejadian di blockade Orang Asli di Gua Musang

Kenyataan Akbar                                        30 September 2016

SAM berasa amat gusar tentang laporan media yang melaporkan tentang bagaimana masyarakat Orang Asli di Gua Musang, Kelantan, telah diperlakukan setelah mereka mendirikan sebuah blockade untuk menghalang operasi pembalakan pada 27 September.

Menurut Mustafa Along, setiausaha Jaringan Kampung Orang Asli Kelantan (JKOAK), sekitar jam 2 petang pada September 28, wakil-wakil syarikat pembalakan telah datang ke lokasi blockade bersama sekumpulan individu dengan beberapa buah kenderaan persendirian. Para penduduk percaya bahawa pihak polis, Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Kelantan dan wakil dari dua buah media turut bersama di dalam kumpulan tersebut.

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SAM urges Immediate solution to pollution of Sungai Nyior

sungai Nyoir yang busukBeginilah keadaan air Sungai Nyior yang   hitam pekat dan berbau busuk          Gambar : SAM

Press Statement                                         28 September 2016

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Pahang state government and the Department of Environment to take immediate action to address the pollution of Nyior River in Balok near Kuantan.

The pollution that has persisted for some time now has not only caused the river water to turn black but the river water has also been found to contain high level of E-coli.
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SAM gesa pencemaran Sungai Nyior di atasi segera

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Kenyataan Akbar                                       28hb September 2016

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) menggesa kerajaan Pahang dan Jabatan Alam Sekitar (JAS) mengambil tindakan segera bagi mengatasi masalah pencemaran Sungai Nyior, Balok dekat Kuantan yang serius berlaku ketika ini.

Masalah yang berlarutan sejak sekian lama itu bukan saja menyebabkan air sungai berkenaan menjadi hitam pekat dan berbau busuk tetapi juga telah dikesan mengandungi E-Coli yang tinggi.

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Loud explosion from Batu Kawan quarry raises concerns

Press Statement                                         26 September 2016

An extraordinary loud explosion that occurred in Batu Kawan recently, believed to have originated from a quarry nearby has alarmed residents here. The local communities in this area, including residents of Bandar Cassia were shocked by the explosion that rocked the whole neighborhood.

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Letupan kuat di kuari batu di Batu Kawan membimbangkan penduduk

Kenyataan Media                                        26 September 2016

Letupan kuat yang luar biasa yang berlaku di Batu Kawan baru-baru ini yang dipercayai dari projek kuari batu di kawasan berdekatan membimbangkan penduduk di sini. Rata-rata penduduk sekitar kawasan termasuk penduduk taman perumahan Bandar Cassia mendakwa terkejut dengan letupan dan dentuman yang kuat hingga menggegarkan kawasan perumahan mereka.

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Development marring forest, sea and beach in Pantai Kok Langkawi

Press Statement                                         21 September 2016 

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is concerned that Pantai Kok in Pulau Langkawi, Kedah will be marred and polluted following coastal reclamation works and deforestation currently taking place in this area.

SAM’s recent survey found that development works are under way here for a tourism related project and preliminary works by the developer had begun a few months ago.

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Hutan, pantai dan laut di Pantai Kok, Langkawi terancam akibat pembangunan

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CAP and SAM support the global movement to “break free from plastic”

Press Statement                                         19 September 2016

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) are part of the newly-launched Break Free from Plastic movement to stem the tide of plastic pollution across the globe.

It is reported that each year, at least 8 million tonnes of plastics leak into the ocean. Estimates suggest that there are over 150 million tonnes of plastic in the ocean today. In a business as usual scenario the ocean is expected to contain one tonne of plastic for every three tonnes of fish by 2025 and by 2050 more plastic than fish by weight.

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