Asia Will No Longer Tolerate Being a Plastic Waste Dump

Over the last three decades, the top plastic waste exporters, including the United States, Japan, and the United Kingdom, sent abroad plastic waste weighting about  168 million tonnes, most of it to China. In 2018, China said “enough is enough,” and announced a ban on imports of plastic waste, setting off a crisis in the global waste system. The majority of this plastic was then redirected into Southeast Asia, with Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia being flooded with waste, at great environmental and human cost.

However, from local clean-up crews and campaigns to global action, a powerful movement to break free from plastics is making change in 2019.

International Agreement to Clean up Waste Trade

This week at the United Nations, over 180 countries took a major step forward in curbing the plastic waste crisis by adding plastic to the Basel Convention, a treaty that controls the movement of hazardous waste from one country to another. This change means exporters will be required to get consent from receiving countries before shipping most contaminated, mixed, or unrecyclable plastic waste, providing an powerful way for countries in the Global South to stop the dumping of unwanted plastic waste into their country.

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FARMERS AND CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS’ MEMORANDUM ON THE PROPOSED NEW SEED BILL 2019

KENYATAAN AKBAR :  PETANI, ORGANISASI MASYARAKAT DAN NGO PERLU DILIBATKAN DENGAN LEBIH MENDALAM SEBELUM TEKS UNDANG - UNDANG BENIH TANAMAN DIBENTANGKAN DI PARLIMEN

MEDIA STATEMENT : FARMERS, COMMUNITY GROUPS AND NGOs CALL FOR CONSULTATIONS BEFORE PROPOSED SEED LAW TO PARLIAMENT

MEMORANDUM : FARMERS AND CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS’ MEMORANDUM ON THE PROPOSED NEW SEED BILL 2019

Ketua Setiausaha Kementerian Pertanian dan Industri Tani, Datuk Mohd. Sallehhuddin Hassan pada 8 April 2019 mengumumkan bahawa satu rang undang-undang baru Benih sedang digubal untuk mengawal dan menangani pengedaran haram Benih di pasaran dan akan di bentangkan di Parlimen selepas perundingan dengan agensi-agensi lain.

Pada 7 Mei 2019, 62 komuniti dan organisasi masyarakat, koperasi dan institusi-institusi penyelidikan telah menghantar memorandum keprihatinan kepada Perdana Menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed, Timbalan Perdana Menteri Dato’ Seri Dr. Wan Azizah binti Wan Ismail, Menteri Pertanian dan Industri Tani dan Menteri Air, Tanah dan Sumber Asli menyatakan keprihatinan bahawa undang-undang pensijilan benih boleh mempunyai kesan negatif yang serius apabila terdapat ‘pengawalan kualiti’ terhadap petani kecilan dan kepelbagaian benih tanaman yang kaya di negara ini.

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Impacts of Coastal Reclamation in Malaysia

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This publication by SAM highlights the impacts of coastal reclamation, based on research and field surveys by SAM.  This report indicates that coastal communities and the marine ecosystem have been adversely affected by coastal reclamation projects.  The proposed development also infringes on fishers rights to livelihood.  We call upon the Malaysian government and States to cancel all proposed reclamation projects in the country.
Stop Reclaiming Our Seas! Stop Sea Grabbing!
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Kesan-Kesan Penambakan Laut di Malaysia

 

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Terbitan Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) mengenai kesan penambakan laut adalah berdasarkan kepada kajian dan tinjauan luar SAM.  Laporan ini menunjukkan penambakan laut telah menjejaskan ekosistem laut dan  masyarakat persisiran pantai.  Projek penambakan juga menjejaskan sektor perikanan, sumber pendapatan dan kelangsungan hidup nelayan.  SAM menggesa Kerajaan Malaysia dan Negeri-Negeri untuk membatalkan semua cadangan projek penambakan di negara ini.


Hentikan Penambakan Laut! Hentikan Perampasan Laut!
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Video Bengkel Latihan Produk Makanan Sumber Hutan Paya Laut

 

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Video bengkel membuat Bubu Ketam dan Ikan

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MEMORANDUM MASALAH SUMBER PERIKANAN DAN NELAYAN PANTAI DI MALAYSIA: CADANGAN DAN GESAAN

Momorandum boleh di download di sini https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/foemalaysia/pages/24/attachments/original/1527210821/171130_memorandum_perikanan_SAM-JARING_2017.pdf?1527210821

Pengenalan
Industri perikanan merupakan industri yang berkembang maju di Malaysia. Namun di sebalik
perkembangan pesatnya pelbagai isu dan masalah perikanan dan nelayan masih belum
ditangani dengan serius dan berkesan. Antara isu yang boleh dilihat adalah seperti polisi,
pembangunan dan pelaksanaan dasar, penguatkuasaan undang-undang serta kemerosotan
ekosistem marin.

Situasi ini menimbulkan kebimbangan kepada nelayan pantai. Oleh yang demikian, Sahabat
Alam Malaysia (SAM) dan Persatuan Pendidikan dan Kebajikan Jaringan Nelayan Pantai
Malaysia (JARING) memandang serius isu ini dan merasakan adalah perlu untuk dibangkit
dan diketengahkan supaya dapat diatasi bersama dengan baik.

 

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7 alasan membantah loji tenaga nuklear

7 alasan membantah loji nuklear

Buku ini telah diterbitkan oleh SAM, TWN dan CAP dalam tahun 2012. Ia masih relevan sehingga ke hari ini kerana kerajaan Malaysia masih berpegang teguh dengan hasrat mereka untuk membina loji tenaga nuklear di Malaysia. Di sini anda boleh baca 7 alasan kukuh kenapa tenaga nuklear tidak boleh diguna pakai. Sila muat turun sesalinan buku ini di sini dan berkongsilah dengan rakan-rakan dan ahi keluarga anda. Sila tandatangan petisyen yang disediakan oleh Malaysian Coalition Against Nuclear (MyCAN) di sini untuk membantah pembinaan loji nuklear di Malaysia.

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7 reasons to oppose nuclear power plants

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This 2012 Booklet published by SAM, TWN and CAP continue to remain relevant in light of the government's proposal to go down the nuclear path. One only needs to show 7 powerful reasons why nuclear power will never work. Download here for a copy of this booklet now and share it with your friends and family. Oppose nuclear power. Sign Malaysian Coalition's Against Nuclear's (MyCAN) petition against nuclear power plants in Malaysia here

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Encroachment on Orang Asli Customary Land in Malaysia: Causes & Solutions

Orang Asli Report

The publication of this report is the outcome of a partnership project between Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Jaringan Kampung Orang Asli Semenanjung Malaysia (JKOASM) which took place between July 2015 and June 2016.  Essentially, the publication argues that encroachments on Orang Asli customary land in Peninsular Malaysia have been caused by systemic governance and legal conditions, as opposed to isolated incidents occurring as a result of the violations of legislative requirements or executive directives. The publication contains 12 in-depth reports involving 13 Orang Asli customary territories in Kelantan, Pahang and Perak. It also analyses the effectiveness of the legal and governance framework in Peninsular Malaysia in providing adequate protection for the Orang Asli customary land. Click here to download report.

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