Malaysian Overseas Foreign Direct Investment in oil palm land bank - Report

Overseas FDI Report

In June 2014, Sahabat Alam Malaysia called on the Malaysian Government to address the negative impacts and unethical practices of its overseas or outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) in the past few years. Although the outflow of Malaysian investments abroad have been more than the inflow of investments into the country, serious concerns have arisen in relation to the impact of the palm oil industry in particular.

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Memorandum - Improving Sarawak's EIA process

Memo - Improve Sarawak EIA process

SAM submitted a memorandum to the government in 2014 urging them to revamp the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process in Sarawak. Besides critiquing the EIA process in the state, SAM also made a number of recommendations to streamline the process with the Peninsular process. 

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Legislators' Briefing No. 2014 - 1

legislator briefing no. 2014-1

This briefing paper was prepared in March 2014 in time for the Parliament sitting. It was designed for law and policy makers on the need to align all statutory provisions on matters related to land, forestry, conservation and indigenous peoples in Peninsular Malaysia with judicial decisions on indigenous customary land rights. 

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Legislators' Briefing Paper No. 2014 - 2

legislators' briefing paper no. 2014-2

SAM prepared a briefing paper for the March 2014 Parliament sitting for law and policy makers. This paper discussed the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade - Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT-VPA). The paper served as a background for law and policy makers on indigenous customary land rights and the issuance of MYTLAS licence prior to the signing of the VPA, among others.  

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Empangan dan kesan-kesannya

Risalah Empangan

Risalah ini berkenaan dengan empangan besar dan kesan-kesan kepada alam sekitar. 

This brochure is about the impacts of large scale dams. 

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SAM's Position Paper - Legal implications of the failure in instituting policy and legislative reforms

Position Paper - legislative and policy reforms

SAM's position paper on the legal implications in the failure to institute policy and legislative reforms in relation to customary land rights was endorsed by Jaringan Orang Asal dan NGO Tentang Isu-Isu Hutan / Network of Indigenous Peoples and Non-Governmental Organisations on Forest Issues (JOANGOHutan), Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia / The Indigenous Peoples’ Network of Malaysia (JOAS), Jaringan Tanah Hak Adat Bangsa Asal Sarawak / The Sarawak Native Customary Land Rights Network (TAHABAS), Sarawak Indigenous Lawyers Association (SILA), Save Rivers Network and Dr. Yogeswaran Subramaniam, Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya.

This paper was submitted to the European Union during SAM's lobby trip to Europe in 2013. 

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From Policy to Reality


Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific has released a critical analysis on forestry governance in Malaysia and the timber importation and procurement policies of Japan, South Korea and Australia.

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Risalah - Penubuhan Persatuan Penduduk Kampung

Brochure Residents' Associations

Ini adalah risalah bagi orang-orang kampung terutamanya, kampung-kampung orang asal yang ingin menubuhkan persatuan penduduk. Risalah ini memberitahu langkah-langkah untuk menubuhkan sebuah persatuan di bawah Akta Perubuhan 1966. 

This is a brochure for indigenous communities especially who wish to set up residents' associations under the Societies Act 1966.

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Dams & Rivers

Dams & Rivers

What happens when dams are built and rivers are dammed. 

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Dam fighters' guide by International Rivers Network

Dam fighters guide

International Rivers Network (IRN) published this guide for dam fighters. This is a practical guide for all to use especially when campaigning against dams and working with communities. 

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