Bukit Relau scarred, justice not served

FMT Letter August 30, 2013 (SAM's letter to FMT)

The scarred hill of Bukit Relau serves as a reminder to Penangites on how a developer can escape by paying a puny fine of RM30,000 despite causing environmental destruction. Click to read

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Indigenous peoples in Sarawak unhappy with nearby aluminium smelter plant

August 20, 2013

An aluminium smelter plant owned by Press Metal Bhd began operations in 2013 in Similajau, Sarawak. Indigenous communities living near the plant have alleged that since the factory began, they have been falling ill and that their produce have reduced. Peoples' Documentary has the story. Click to watch

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Pengerang oil refinery hits a snag

Malaysiakini August 15, 2013

The controversial oil refinery project in Pengerang, Johor, appears to have hit a snag following a statement from Chinese Petroleum Corporation (CPC) chairperson Lin Sheng-Chung on a possibility that its subsidiary company may be shut down. Click to read

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Bikam forest clearing prompts calls to save trees

New Straits Times  August 13, 2013 

In the wake of the destruction of the Bikam Permanent Forest Reserve near Bidor and the threat faced by other forest reserves, environmental group Sahabat Alam Malaysia has proposed measures to safeguard endangered tree species. Click read

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Cease TPPA talks for now

FMT News August 14, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: The government must suspend all on-going Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations until all concerns of the agreement are addressed. Click to read

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Fukushima radioactive water leak an 'emergency'

BBC News August 05, 2013

Japan's nuclear watchdog has said the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is facing a new "emergency" caused by a build-up of radioactive groundwater. Click to read

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SAM wants Perak to save Bikam forest reserve

Malay Mail Online August 02, 2013

GEORGE TOWN, Aug 2  — Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) or Friends of the Earth Malaysia today expressed regret at the decision of the Perak government to cultivate oil palm in the Bikam forest reserve. Click to read

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Stop proposed acquaculture project

FMT July 18, 2013 

KEPALA BATAS: Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) wants the Penang government to drop the proposed aquaculture project in Penaga near here because of  potential impact on the environment. Click to read

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MITI: Why gov't cannot reveal the TPPA

Malaysiakini June 24, 2013

The federal government is unable to disclose the details of negotiations over the much questioned Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) because it has to ‘respect the position and views of other countries’ involved. Click to read

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Tycoon linked to firm in the Bukit Relau case

According to the Malay Mail today (June 03, 2013), businessman Tan Sri Tan Kok Ping is allegedly behind the company General Accomplishment Sdn Bhd, the company which had illegally cleared the land in Bukit Relau. Click to read

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