CAP's planned campaign illogical, says Penang CM

My March 20, 2013

GEORGE TOWN, March 19 (Bernama) - Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has described as illogical the Consumers Association of Penang's (CAP) statement that it was ready to take the lead to start a campaign against the proposed 6.5km undersea tunnel and three major road projects in the state. Click to read

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Inside Malaysia's Shadow State

The latest expose on Sarawak's elite allegedly involved in corruption and illegality. A film by Global Witness.

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Penans Face Double Threats

FMT News March 13, 2013

KUCHING: More than 2,000 Penans from seven Penan villages in Sungai Patah and three in Long Akah in Baram are facing simultaneous double threats – indiscriminate logging and the proposed construction of the Baram Dam. Click to read

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Selamatkan Pondok Tanjung / Save Pondok Tanjung

This is a video (in Bahasa Malaysia) made by KUASA, a local activists group residing in Perak, Malaysia. The Pondok Tanjung Forest Reserve in Perak is the largest peat soil forest reserve in the northern Peninsula. Almost half the size of the area is swampy and has more than 100 types of plants and 54 types of fish. Click to watch

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Why Shell must be held accountable for its Niger Delta Ecocide

Today, we await the decision from the Dutch Court on Shell's accountability in the Niger Delta ecocide. Click to read more on what former Friends of the Earth International Chairperson, Nnimmo Bassey has to say.

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Colonialism & the Green Economy: The Hidden Side of Carbon Offsets December 23, 2012

Although some market-based strategies to mitigate global warming do benefit some communities, they more often serve as a cheap way for the world's biggest polluters to avoid true ecological reforms and deprive people who can least afford it of their livelihoods, their land and their homes.

Eleazar Graciliano Lopez Roblero is an inquisitive man with a farmer's frame, thick, curly hair and staunch hands, who wore a collared shirt and carried a small red notebook with a pen keeping his page. He referred to it a few times, but for the most part he was jotting down notes while the interpreter organized his translations. His wife, a reserved woman with a serious demeanor, sat next to him in the large room that served as their bedroom and living room while his children milled about. Click to read

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When West Met East

In December 2012, SAM invited Undi M'sia to conduct an Idola Demokrasi workshop in Marudi for youths. Click here to read the write up on the Loyar Burok page. 

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The fear of catch reduction

My November 21, 2012 (news translated from Guang Ming Daily)

The Perak government's announcement of the two major development projects in Tanjung Hantu, namely a steel factory and a LNG plant, has worried villagers of Kampung Labuan Bilis, which is located less than 5km from Tanjung Hantu. Click to read

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No signs of construction, only felled woods

My November 17, 2012 (translated from Guang Ming Daily)

SERI MANJUNG, Perak - Just as everyone is questioning the legitimacy, rationale and viability of the two projects in Tanjung Hantu, Perak, Sahabat Alam Malaysia again reveals that logging activities have been carried out even before the two projects are initiated. Click to read

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The weeping turtles

MY November 17, 2012 (translated from Guang Ming Daily)

SERI MANJUNG, Perak -- Covering almost 21,000 square kilometres, Perak boasts a multitude of pristine nature reserves, with at least 20 in the districts of Kinta and Seri Manjung alone, making the area the best preserved natural ecosystem anywhere in Peninsular Malaysia. Click to read


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