Malaysiakini June 21, 2016
Friends of the Earth USA June 21, 2016
California, world’s sixth largest economy, going nuclear-free
BERKELEY, CALIF. - An historic agreement has been reached between Pacific Gas and Electric, Friends of the Earth, and other environmental and labor organizations to replace the Diablo Canyon nuclear reactors with greenhouse-gas-free renewable energy, efficiency and energy storage resources. Friends of the Earth says the agreement provides a clear blueprint for fighting climate change by replacing nuclear and fossil fuel energy with safe, clean, cost-competitive renewable energy. Click to read
Common Dreams June 15, 2016
Marking the 5th anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
Thursday, June 16th marks the 5th anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Yet, violations of human and environmental rights continue, and access to justice remains as difficult as it ever was. Click to read
FMT News June 15, 2016
GEORGE TOWN: Ban the sale of glyphosate-based weedkillers as it is hazardous to humans, wildlife and the environment, the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urged.
CAP President SM Mohamed Idris said the country’s food security might be threatened, as nearly 200 herbicide products in Malaysia contain glyphosate. Click to read
Malaysiakini June 13, 2016
Sahabat Alam Malaysia's comment on the shooting of Harambe the gorilla in Cincinnati Zoo, USA
The shooting of a gorilla at the Cincinnati zoo has received the attention one could only expect. Truly it is tragic to even lose one of the world’s most critically endangered gorillas either in zoos or in the wild.
The decision to shoot the gorilla (Harambe) has provoked outcry from conservation and animal groups worldwide who called the decision to shoot the gorilla as sad and tragic, branding it as a “senseless and unnecessary death”. Click to read
Malaysiakini June 09, 2016
Penang-based environment NGO Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) has expressed deep concern over the coastal erosion in a section of the Butterworth Outer Ring Road (BORR). Click to read
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
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
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
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