Stop encroachment on our land, 500 Orang Asal tell Perak govt

Malaysiakini                              June 21, 2016

About 500 Orang Asal from Perak travelled to the State Secretariat building in Ipoh this morning, to protest against encroachment by the government and private companies into their ancestral tanah adat land. Click to read

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Diablo Canyon nuclear plant to be shut down, power replaced by renewables, efficiency, storage

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

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5 years of failure - Why UN voluntary measures aren't stopping bad business behaviour

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

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Ban glyphosate-based pesticides, urges CAP

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

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Death through captivity

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

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Erosion on Penang coastal highway threatens lives, says NGO

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

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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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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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