Stop wildlife trafficking, SAM urges

Clean Malaysia  June 05, 2016

All Malaysians must work together to stop wildlife trafficking once and for all. If we don’t act decisively, many of the country’s most beloved and iconic species are doomed to die out.

That is the message of one of Malaysia’s best-known environmentalist groups, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM). “If illegal wildlife trade is not curbed, then Malaysia’s 26 endangered animals (including the Malayan tiger, common otter and 11 species of bats) will go extinct,” the group, which was set up in 1977 with the aim of championing environmental justice, stresses in a statement. Click to read

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NGOs call for immediate action at Bukit Merah Lake Reserve

SAM together with other NGOs had recently called for the immediate action against the encroachment and illegal clearing of land at Bukit Merah Lake Reserve in the district of Kerian, Perak. This was picked up by Astro Awani's Bahasa Malaysia news programme, Buletin Awani. Click to watch

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Hunting wildlife traders online

The Star  June 04, 2016

GEORGE TOWN: Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) has suggested that cyber crime units be set up and special monitoring programmes be implemented as part of efforts to end the illegal wildlife trade. Click to read

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Malaysian wildlife trade hampering conservation efforts

Wildlife Trade PCPresident of SAM, S.M.Mohamed Idris at a press conference hosted by SAM in conjunction of World Environment Day

PRESS STATEMENT                                                                                                        03 JUNE 2016

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) expresses great concern that Malaysia has been, for the wrong reasons, identified by TRAFFIC (a wildlife trade monitoring network) as a popular transit country used by criminal networks for the lucrative illegal wildlife trade. 

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Perdagangan hidupan liar Malaysia menghalang usaha pemuliharaan

Wildlife trade PCS.M.Mohamed Idris, Presiden SAM di sebuah sidang akhbar pagi tadi

KENYATAAN AKHBAR                                                                                                         03 JUNE 2016

Malaysia dikenal pasti oleh TRAFFIC (rangkaian pemantauan perdagangan hidupan liar) sebagai negara transit popular yang digunakan oleh rangkaian penjenayah untuk perdagangan haram hidupan liar yang amat lumayan.

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மலேசியாவில் வனவிலங்கு பாதுகாப்பு முயற்சிகளுக்கு ஊறு விளைவிக்கிறது வனவிலங்கு வியாபாரம் பூவுலகின் நண்பர்கள் வருத்தம்

Idris at Wildlife Trade PCSAM President, S.M.Mohamed Idris at a press conference on World Environment Day

பத்திரிகை செய்தி                                                                                                                                         3.6.2016
சட்டவிரோத வனவிலங்கு வாணிகத்திற்கு  ஏதுவான நாடாக இருப்பதாக  டராபிக் எனப்படும் (வனவிலங்கு வர்த்தக கண்காணிப்பு வலயைமைப்பு) மலேசியாவை அடையாளம்  கண்டிருப்பது குறித்து பூவுலகின் நண்பர்கள் கழகம் தனது வருத்தத்தைத் தெரிவித்து கொள்வதாக அதன்தலைவர் எஸ்.எம். முகம்மது இத்ரிஸ் கூறினார்.  
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马来西亚野生物贸易打击护生努力 / Malaysian wildlife trade hampering conservation efforts

Mr S.M.Mohamed Idris, president of SAM at a press conference this morning

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CAP: Who is monitoring mercury use?

FMT News May 31, 2016

GEORGE TOWN: The government must step up the monitoring of mercury use in view of recent accidents making the news, the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) said.

CAP President S M Mohamed Idris said a nationwide situation analysis was needed to arrest the problem from spreading. Click to read

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Alarming mercury find at oil palm plantation in Penang

Malaysiakini May 31, 2016

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is alarmed with the recent discovery of mercury in an abandoned water meter room in an oil palm plantation in Tasek Gelugor, Penang. We urge the authorities to investigate how the mercury ended up in the vicinity of the plantation as mercury pollution poses a serious threat to human health and the environment. Click to read

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Oil spill in Penang: One major disaster and common occurrences too

Oil spill in PenangOil spill in Penang. Picture by Sayuti Zainudin courtesy of Malay Mail 

PRESS STATEMENT                                                                                                               30 MAY 2016

The recent major oil spill in Penang reported to have polluted a 5km coastline on the island stretching from Swettenham Pier to Gurney Drive is a major concern.In addition to this oil spill disaster, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the authorities to also investigate and take action on the oil spills that has been occurring in Penang waters in the recent months.

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Tumpahan minyak di Pulau Pinang: Satu bencana dan Juga kejadian biasa

picture of oil spillM. Ravi (seorang nelayan) menunjukkan gambar tumpahan minyak yang telah menjejaskan bot En M Ravi di tepi pantai di Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah semalam. Gambar oleh Sayuti Zainudin, akhbar Malay Mail.

KENYATAAN AKHBAR                                                                                                             30 MEI 2016         

Tumpahan minyak di Pulau Pinang  baru-baru ini yang dilaporkan telah mencemar persisiran pantai sepanjang 5km di pulau ini, bermula dari Jeti Swettenham ke Gurney Drive adalah satu kebimbangan utama. Di samping bencana tumpahan minyak ini, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) menggesa pihak berkuasa untuk juga menyiasat dan mengambil tindakan ke atas tumpahan minyak yang telah berlaku di perairan Pulau Pinang pada bulan-bulan kebelakangan ini.

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Malaysia establishes a 1-million-hectare marine park

The Guardian May 30, 2016

Malaysia has just established the biggest marine protected area (MPA) in the country. The Tun Mustapha park (TMP) occupies 1m hectares (2.47m acres) of seascape off the northern tip of Sabah province in Borneo, a region containing the second largest concentration of coral reefs in Malaysia as well as other important habitats like mangroves, sea grass beds and productive fishing grounds. Click to read

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