Penang’s sanctity disrespected

Air Hitam Hills

PRESS STATEMENT                                                                                                            20 APRIL 2015

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) are disappointed with the Penang State Planning Committee (SPC) chaired by the Chief Minister for approving conversion of hill reserve land to residential zones.  In addition to this the State has also announced several other massive projects. We view that the State is not respecting the sanctity of the hills and other natural resources in Penang by pushing for colossal development on the island.

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Kepudaran Pulau Pinang semakin menular

Air Itam Hills

KENYATAAN AKHBAR                                                                                                       20 APRIL 2015

Persatuan Pengguna Pulau Pinang (CAP) dan Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) amat kecewa dengan Jawatankuasa Perancangan Negeri Pulau Pinang yang dipengerusikan oleh Ketua Menteri kerana meluluskan tukarguna  tanah bukit yang diwartakan untuk zon perumahan. Tambahan daripada itu, Kerajaan Negeri telah mengumumkan beberapa projek besar. Kami berpendapat bahawa Kerajaan Negeri tidak menghormati kemurnian bukit bukau dan sumber alam Pulau Pinang dengan mendesak pembangunan projek mega di sini.

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Malaysia don’t be deceived by US Bill to "Fast Track" TPP deal

PRESS STATEMENT                                                                                                             17 APRIL 2015

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) cautions Malaysia not to be deceived by US introduction of the Fast Track Bill.  Malaysia is reminded not to make further concessions in the TPP without fast-track authority actually being granted by both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.

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TPPA: Don’t sign away our future, cautions CAP-SAM!

LETTER TO THE EDITOR                                                                                                    14 APRIL 2015

We refer to the letter by Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam, chairman of Asli Center of Public Policy Studies, calling on the Malaysian Government to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). It is regrettable that Ramon and some members of the business community fail to comprehend the serious implications for our people and nation subsequent to signing the TPPA.

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TPPA: CAP-SAM Memberi Peringatan – Jangan Tandatangan!

SURAT KEPADA PENGARANG                                                                                             14 APRIL 2015

Kami merujuk kepada surat oleh Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam, pengerusi Pusat Kajian Dasar Awam Asli (Asli Center of Public Policy Studies) yang menyeru kerajaan Malaysia menandatangani Perjanjian Perkongsian Trans-Pasifik (TPPA). Kami kesal bahawa Ramon dan beberapa ahli-ahli komuniti perniagaan lain gagal untuk memahami implikasi serius bagi rakyat dan negara kita sekiranya menandatangani TPPA.

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Janda Baik’s natural environment must be protected

Janda BaikPicture courtesy of Berita Harian (Nazrul Roslan)

PRESS STATEMENT                                                                                                             07 APRIL 2015

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Pahang government to take prompt action to protect the natural environment of Janda Baik near Bentong here so as not to continue to be threatened by any form of activity in the area.

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Alam semulajadi Janda Baik perlu dipelihara: SAM

Janda BaikGambar Nazirul Roslan Berita Harian

KENYATAAN AKHBAR                                                                                                        07 APRIL 2015

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) menggesa kerajaan Pahang mengambil tindakan segera bagi memelihara alam semulajadi di Janda Baik dekat Bentong di sini agar tidak terus terancam oleh sebarang bentuk aktiviti di kawasan berkenaan.

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Forest surrounding Sungai Lebam dam in Johor exploited

Lebam Dam 1Picture courtesy of Berita Harian

PRESS STATEMENT                                                                                                          17 MARCH 2015

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Johor state government to take immediate action to save the Sungai Lebam Dam in Pengerang near Kota Tinggi here that is undergoing water shortage problem due to exploitation of the forest area around the dam.

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SAM kesal hutan sekitar empangan Sungai Lebam musnah

Lebam 1Gambar Berita Harian

KENYATAAN AKHBAR                                                                                                            17 MAC 2015

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) menggesa kerajaan Johor mengambil tindakan segera bagi menyelamatkan Empangan Sungai Lebam, Pengerang dekat Kota Tinggi di sini yang mengalami masalah kekurangan air akibat penerokaan kawasan hutan di sekitar empangan itu.

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Earthworks adjacent to Gambier Heights, Penang: Is this another illegal act?

PRESS STATEMENT                                                                                                           12 MARCH 2015

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) has conducted field investigation after receiving a complaint from a concerned individual pointing out that earthworks are being carried out at a hill land adjacent to Gambier Heights, Northeast District of Penang. Based on our observation, the earthworks are being conducted and there is no signboard with information with respect to the work in the said area.

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