1,000 Coastal Fishers Livelihood Threatened by Clam Vessels and Trawling Boats

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Juvenile fish and fries Destructive Consequences Trawlers           Picture : SAM

Media Statement                                        6 February 2017

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Maritime Enforcement Agency of Malaysia (APMM) and the Fisheries Department of Kedah to take urgent and effective action to resolve the problem of trawling boats encroachment and the activities of clam vessels in the waters off  Kuala Muda and Kuala Kedah.

SAM’s survey here found that the income of around 1,000 coastal fishers in both the areas has  been badly affected because marine resources particularly fish and prawns that are their main catch have declined.  Previously when the fishers were not faced with these problems they were able to earn an income of more than RM1,000.00 a month, but now they manage to get about RM600.00 per month.

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1,000 nelayan pantai diancam bot pukat tunda dan pukat siput : SAM

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Benih Ikan yang Musnah Akibat  Penggunaan Pukat Tunda.               Gambar: SAM

Kenyataan Akbar                                        6 Februari 2017

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) menggesa Agensi Penguatkuasaan Maritim Malaysia (APMM) dan Jabatan Perikanan Kedah mengambil tindakan segera dan berkesan bagi mengatasi masalah pencerobohan bot pukat tunda dan aktiviti bot pukat siput yang berlaku di perairan Kuala Muda dan Kuala Kedah ketika ini.

Tinjauan SAM mendapati lebih kurang 1,000 nelayan pantai di kedua-dua kawasan tersebut teruk terjejas pendapatan mereka kerana hidupan laut terutama ikan dan udang yang menjadi sumber tangkapan utama semakin berkurangan. Jika masalah ini tidak berlaku nelayan terbabit mampu memperolehi lebih RM1,000.00 sebulan tetapi sekarang pendapatan mereka hanya  RM600.00 sahaja sebulan.

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Cable car will destroy environment of Penang Hill, Botanical Gardens and surroundings

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Press Statement                                     02 February 2017

Sahabat Alam Malaysia is deeply concerned and objects to the proposal of a cable car system in Penang as it would bring about devastating impacts, result in a drastic change in the hill’s atmosphere and surrounding the ground stations. 

SAM therefore calls on the Federal and State government to scrap this proposal.

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Kereta kabel akan memusnahkan persekitaran Bukit Bendera dan Taman Botani Pulau Pinang

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Kenyataan Akhbar                                  02 Februari 2017

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) amat bimbang dengan cadangan sistem kereta kabel di Pulau Pinang dan dengan ini membantah cadangan projek ini kerana ia akan membawa kesan yang amat buruk serta mengakibatkan perubahan drastik kepada suasana bukit dan sekitar stesen bawah.

Dengan demikian SAM menggesa kerajaan Persekutuan dan Negeri untuk membatalkan cadangan ini.

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SAM calls on Kelantan government to cancel carbon offset deal

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Press Statement                                                          03 February 2017

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is deeply concerned by the intention of the Kelantan State Government to enter into a carbon offsetting deal with a carbon trading company involving 25% of its forested land.
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SAM seru kerajaan negeri Kelantan batal perjanjian ‘Carbon-Offset’

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Kenyataan Akhbar                                  03 Februari 2017

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) memandang berat niat kerajaan negeri Kelantan untuk mengambil bahagian dalam perdagangan kredit karbon dengan sebuah syarikat dagangan karbon yang melibatkan 25% daripada kawasan hutan Kelantan.

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Violations of Orang Asli customary land rights caused by systemic conditions

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Press Statement                                                      09 January, 2017

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) would like to announce the release of the publication Encroachment on Orang Asli Customary Land in Peninsular Malaysia: Causes and Solutions, a result of a collaborative project undertaken with the Jaringan Kampung Orang Asli Semenanjung Malaysia (JKOASM). 

Essentially, the publication argues that encroachments on Orang Asli customary land have been caused by systemic governance and legal conditions, as opposed to isolated incidents occurring as a result of the violations of legislative requirements or executive directives. The publication contains 12 in-depth reports involving 13 Orang Asli customary territories in Kelantan, Pahang and Perak. It also analyses the effectiveness of the legal and governance framework in Peninsular Malaysia in providing adequate protection for the Orang Asli customary land. 

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Pencabulan hak tanah adat Orang Asli berpunca dari masalah sistemik

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Kenyataan Akhbar                                               Januari 09, 2017

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) ingin mengumumkan pelancaran penerbitan Pencerobohan Tanah Adat Orang Asli di Semenanjung Malaysia: Punca dan Penyelesaian, hasil projek kerjasama kami dengan Jaringan Kampung Orang Asli Semenanjung Malaysia (JKOASM).

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Encroachment on Orang Asli Customary Land in Malaysia: Causes & Solutions

Orang Asli Report

The publication of this report is the outcome of a partnership project between Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Jaringan Kampung Orang Asli Semenanjung Malaysia (JKOASM) which took place between July 2015 and June 2016.  Essentially, the publication argues that encroachments on Orang Asli customary land in Peninsular Malaysia have been caused by systemic governance and legal conditions, as opposed to isolated incidents occurring as a result of the violations of legislative requirements or executive directives. The publication contains 12 in-depth reports involving 13 Orang Asli customary territories in Kelantan, Pahang and Perak. It also analyses the effectiveness of the legal and governance framework in Peninsular Malaysia in providing adequate protection for the Orang Asli customary land. Click here to download report.

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Pencerobohan Tanah Adat Orang Asli di Semenanjung Malaysia: Punca & Penyelesaian

Lapuran Pencerobohan Tanah adat orang Asli

Penerbitan laporan ini adalah hasil sebuah projek kerjasama kami dengan Jaringan Kampung Orang Asli Semenanjung Malaysia (JKOASM) yang berlangsung dari Julai 2015 ke Jun 2016. Pada dasarnya, penerbitan ini menekankan bahawa pencerobohan tanah adat Orang Asli adalah berpunca dari permasalahan sistemik kepemerintahan dan perundangan, dan bukannya kejadian-kejadian terasing akibat dari perlanggaran perundangan tergubal atau arahan eksekutif. Penerbitan ini mengandungi 12 buah laporan terperinci yang melibatkan 13 buah wilayah tanah adat Orang Asli di Kelantan, Pahang dan Perak. Penerbitan ini turut memberikan analisis tentang keberkesanan kerangka perundangan dan kepemerintahan di Semenanjung Malaysia dalam memberikan perlindungan yang kukuh terhadap tanah adat Orang Asli. Muat turun lapuran di sini.

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Overcome flood problem in Kampung Padang Serai, Perak immediately

banjirThe floods in Kampung Padang Serai, Pantai Remis, Perak          Picture : SAM

Press Statement                                        15 December 2016

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Perak State government, Manjung Municipal Council (MPM) and the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) to take immediate action to overcome the problem of frequent flooding at Kampung Padang Serai near Pantai Remis here.

The floods have been ongoing since ten years ago but until now no action has been taken by the relevant authorities to identify the causes of the floods that has led to 20 families in this village to be hit by floods every monsoon season.

SAM's survey found that the houses here were waterlogged and the drainage system in the area is not functioning properly. According to residents facing this problem the floods arise from the overflow of water from a nearby river.

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Atasi segera masalah banjir di kampung Padang Serai, Perak

banjirKeadaan banjir di Kampung Padang Serai, Pantai Remis, Perak                   Gambar : SAM

Kenyataan Akhbar                                     15 Disember 2016

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) menggesa kerajaan Perak, Majlis Perbandaran Manjung (MPM) dan Jabatan Pengairan dan Saliran (JPS) mengambil tindakan segera bagi mengatasi masalah banjir yang kerap berlaku di Kampung Padang Serai dekat Pantai Remis di sini.

Kejadian tersebut sudah berlarutan sejak lebih 10 tahun yang lalu namun hingga sekarang tidak ada tindakan yang diambil oleh pihak berkenaan ke atas punca berlakunya masalah itu menyebabkan 20 buah keluarga di kampung ini terus dilanda banjir setiap kali musim hujan.

Dalam tinjauan yang dibuat SAM mendapati sekitar rumah penduduk di sini ditakungi air dan sistem saliran yang terdapat di kawasan tersebut tidak berfungsi dengan sempurna. Menurut penduduk yang terlibat masalah ini berlaku berpunca dari limpahan air dari sungai berhampiran.

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