Prioritise our megafauna, not the pandas

Malaysiakini                         6 September 2016

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) previously warned and anticipated news of the costly upkeep of the pandas in Zoo Negara. In fact it is to be expected, considering that pandas are the most expensive animals in the world to keep.Click to Read.

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Prioritize our megafauna, not Panda

Letter to the Editor                               06 September 2016

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) previously warned and anticipated news of the costly upkeep of the pandas in Zoo Negara.  In fact it is to be expected considering that pandas are the most expensive animal in the world to keep.

As far back as 2009 and 2012 SAM had strongly objected to the deal, being highly critical of the move to bring in the pandas which the Chinese government is happy to rent out for a six figure fee.  At that time the Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment and Zoo Negara had an attack of panda-mania which conjure up the entire brouhaha drowning out the  concerns of NGOs and the public.

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Utamakan megafauna kita – bukannya Panda

Surat kepada Pengarang                             06 September 2016

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) sebelum ini sudah pun memberi amaran serta meramalkan berita bahawa memelihara panda di Zoo Negara akan menelan belanja yang besar. Pada hakikatnya panda merupakan haiwan yang paling mahal di dunia untuk dipelihara.

Sejak tahun 2009 dan 2012 lagi, SAM telah membantah dengan sekeras-kerasnya langkah untuk membawa panda ke Malaysia di mana Kerajaan China bersetuju untuk menyewakannya dengan bayaran mencapai enam angka. Pada masa itu, Kementerian Sumber Asli dan Alam Sekitar dan Zoo Negara diserang demam panda yang menenggelamkan segala kebimbangan dan keprihatinan orang ramai dan NGO.

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Cleanup begins after Penang flash floods

Nst                               2 September 2016

GEORGE TOWN: A massive cleanup process was in full swing at several areas affected by flash floods in Bayan Baru today. A check at Kampung Sungai Nibong Kecil showed residents clearing rubbish and clogged drainage after the knee-deep floodwaters subsided about 9am. They took about two hours to mop up the floodwater that had seeped into their houses after it overflowed from the drainage next to their single-storey wooden houses. Click to Read

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Rapid development contributes to flash floods in Bayan Baru

Media Statement                                         02 September 2016

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Penang government to investigate and take immediate action to resolve the problem of flash floods that frequently occurs in Bayan Baru during the rainy season.

Flash floods occurred again today causing thousands of residents and road users in this township to panic due to overflow of muddy water which flooded the area.

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Pembangunan pesat antara punca banjir kilat di Bayan Baru

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Inhumane transportation of livestock

Letter To Editor                                          02 September 2016

August 29th commemorates the biggest live export disaster which took place in 1996  when a ship carrying  67,000 sheep on board caught fire and  disappeared in the Indian Ocean.  The ship was on route from Australia to Jordan – Australia’s biggest market for live sheep – when fire started in the engine room and  spread to the crew’s quarters, killing one of the 55 crew members, while the remaining crew abandoned ship.

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Bencana terbesar eksport haiwan hidup

Surat kepada Pengarang                                              02 September 2016

Tanggal 29 Ogos adalah tarikh untuk memperingati bencana eksport haiwan hidup terbesar yang berlaku pada tahun 1996 apabila sebuah kapal membawa 67,000 ekor biri-biri terbakar dan hilang di Lautan India. Kapal itu sedang dalam perjalanan dari Australia ke Jordan – pasaran terbesar Australia bagi biri-biri hidup – apabila kebakaran bermula di bilik enjin dan merebak ke bilik penginapan kakitangan, membunuh seorang daripada 55 kakitangannya, manakala selebihnya meninggalkan kapal itu.

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SAM and CAP object to proposed fish terminal project in Kuala Kedah

Malaysiakini                                23 August 2016

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) object to the Kedah state government’s proposal to construct a fishery terminal in Tebengau near Kuala Kedah because it will adversely affect the environment and livelihoods of coastal fishers here. Click to read

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SAM & CAP objects to the proposed fish terminal project In Kuala Kedah

Press Statement                                                       23 August 2016

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) objects to the Kedah state government’s proposal to construct a Fishery Terminal in Tebengau near Kuala Kedah because it will adversely affect the environment and livelihoods of coastal fishers here.  

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SAM & CAP bantah projek terminal perikanan di Kuala Kedah

Kenyataan Akhbar                                                     23 Ogos 2016

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) dan Persatuan Pengguna Pulau Pinang (CAP) membantah rancangan kerajaan Kedah hendak membina Terminal Perikanan di Tebengau dekat Kuala Kedah di sini kerana ia boleh menjejaskan alam sekitar dan kehidupan nelayan pantai di kawasan berkenaan.

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Be serious in solving drainage woes in Balik Pulau – CAP

Malaysia Outlook                       22 August 2016

The Penang state government should take serious measures in solving the drainage woes in Balik Pulau involving three villages urged Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP).

Its president S.M Mohamed Idris said around 200 people living in Kampung Kuala Jalan Baru, Kampung Sungai Rusa and Kampung Permatang Pasir are affected every time after heavy downpour. Click to read.

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