Press Statment 13 August 2019
Sahabat Alam Malaysia is extremely concerned by news reports that the government has decided to allow Lynas to continue operating its plant for at least another six months. This is despite the fact that the company has not safely disposed of its hazardous radioactive wastes, either by exporting them or by already placing them in a suitable permanent disposal facility.
The present licence given by previous government to Lynas Malaysia to operate in the country is expiring on 2 September 2019. Therefore, before that date, the present government has to decide whether to renew the licence, or to let it end, or to renew it for a certain period with conditions.
Lynas Malaysia’s operation generates two types of waste: the Water Leach Purification (WLP) process which contains radioactive wastes including thorium and uranium and the neutralisation underflow residue (NUF) which is also hazardous as it contains heavy metals. Both of these wastes are subject to regulations under Malaysia’s laws.Read more
Media Statement 3 May 2018
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is disappointed with the authorities for falling short on environmental conservation efforts in Perak . Over the last few years, SAM had oft-times come across environmental issues and conflicts in the state of Perak.
The environmental issues and conflicts are contrary to the commitment expressed by the authorities to conserve the environment and develop the state sustainably. Among the issues and environmental conflicts that arise include the following three clusters, namely forestry and natural protected areas; solid waste; and urban and regional planning.Read more
Anggota-anggota Persatuan Penduduk dari sekitar Marudi, Sarawak dengan permintaan mereka
Kenyataan Akhbar 13 Oktober 2017
Pada Oktober 13 dan 14, para anggota Friends of the Earth International (FOEI) di seluruh dunia merentasi enam buah benua akan melakukan pelbagai aksi untuk memperingatkan kita semua tentang keadaan kecemasan sedunia yang telah timbul akibat dari perubahan iklim serta menentang penggunaan tenaga yang mencemarkan serta pelbagai penyelesaian yang palsu di dalam menangani krisis perubahan iklim. FOEI berhasrat untuk menekankan betapa pentingnya transformasi sistem pembangunan tenaga kita diterajui oleh kepimpinan komuniti. Aksi-aksi ini merupakan sebahagian dari Reclaim Power Campaign 2017. Perubahan iklim dan krisis tenaga sedunia hari ini mengancam nyawa dan kehidupan berbillion penduduk dunia. FOEI dan para anggotanya percaya bahawa pemacu kesemua isu ini adalah model pembangunan ekonomi dan pembangunan yang berasaskan bahan api fossil dan pelbagai sumber tenaga yang mencemarkan serta pemusatan kuasa tentang pengurusan sumber-sumber dan perkhidmatan bekalan tenaga di tangan beberapa pihak yang sudah lama dilimpahi kekayaan.Read more
Press Statement 02 February 2017
Sahabat Alam Malaysia is deeply concerned and objects to the proposal of a cable car system in Penang as it would bring about devastating impacts, result in a drastic change in the hill’s atmosphere and surrounding the ground stations.
SAM therefore calls on the Federal and State government to scrap this proposal.Read more
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Press Statement 03 February 2017
Vegetables are infested with flies SAM File Picture
Press Statement 13 October 2016
SAM Concerned of Residents Health
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is concerned of the health of more than 1,000 residents of Kampung Batu 19, Ayer Tawar in Manjung District, state of Perak due to prolonged exposure to air pollution from a factory and infestation of flies here.Read more
SAM President, S.M.Mohamed Idris at a press conference today. Picture: SAM
PRESS STATEMENT 17 AUGUST 2016
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Kedah State government to immediately stop the destruction of forests and logging activities in the State to protect these natural resources and ensure sufficient water supply.
The 2015 Annual Report of the Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia states that the forested land area in Kedah covers 342,431 hectares or 36.33% of the total land area of the state. This indicates that the forest cover in the state is at an alarming rate and if further deforestation is not curbed it will lead to a more precarious situation.Read more
President of SAM, S.M.Mohamed Idris at a press conference hosted by SAM in conjunction of World Environment Day
PRESS STATEMENT 03 JUNE 2016
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) expresses great concern that Malaysia has been, for the wrong reasons, identified by TRAFFIC (a wildlife trade monitoring network) as a popular transit country used by criminal networks for the lucrative illegal wildlife trade.Read more
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
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