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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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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M’sia haven for illegal logging and wildlife trade

The Star                                   May 27, 2016

PETALING JAYA: While Malaysia is a legitimate top exporter of tropical logs, agarwood and reptile skins, the United Nations World Wildlife Crime report has also highlighted the illegal aspects of such trade in the country. Click to read

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Vocal critics get seats in Penang Transport Council

The Star May 27, 2016

GEORGE TOWN: Opposition leaders and NGOs who are vocal critics of the state government have been made members of the Penang Transport Council. Click to read

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Court grants extension of suspension for construction work on EKVE

Malaysiakini                              May 25, 2016

The High Court in Kuala Lumpur today granted an extension on the temporary suspension order on construction work and logging at the Ampang Forest Reserve for the East Klang Valley Expressway (EKVE). Click to read   

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Three environmental NGOs get go-ahead to challenge Taman Rimba Ampang closure

New Straits Times            May 24, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) and two other environmental organisations got a High Court nod to challenge the closure of Taman Rimba Ampang to make way for the East Klang Valley Expressway (EKVE). Click to read

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Don’t be fooled by unanimous land reclamation motion in Penang

Anil                  May 23, 2016

Nothing has changed with the passing of the unanimous motion on land reclamation by the Penang state assembly on 20 May 2016.

What did the unanimous land reclamation motion in the Penang state assembly actually say? Click to read

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Sungai Pahang on the verge of destruction, says specialist

The Sun Daily               May 22, 2016

JERANTUT: Sungai Pahang may most probably lose its historical standing as the longest river in the Peninsula if the authorities do not take firmer measures to address the issue of rampant encroachment of the forest area in Ulu Tembeling. Click to read

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Patience running thin

New Straits Times                      May 16, 2016

“What we had proposed to do is not there at all. This is not a consultative government. It is a one-way government. A one-man traffic. An autocratic government.” That statement by S.M. Mohamed Idris, in describing the DAP-led state government on Thursday, is still ringing in my ears. The 90-year-old Mohamed is as recognisable in Malaysia as any celebrity or politician. For more than four decades now, he has been the man behind the Consumers Association of Penang, a household name. Click to read

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'Ulu Muda logging threatens water supply for 2m people'

Malaysiakini                      May 16, 2016

The massive destruction of forest reserves in Kedah has shocked the Penang Water Supply Authority (PBAPP), which said this threatens water supply for more than two million citizens, businesses and paddy farming. Click to read

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