SAM calls for urgent action against companies responsible for toxic pollution at Sungai Kim Kim, Johore
Press Statement 13 March 2019
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) calls on the Department of Environment (DOE) and the Johore State Government to take stern action against the culprits who dumped chemicals into Sungai Kim Kim near Pasir Gudang, which has been going on since March 7, which has affected the health of almost 500 people, mainly children from schools along the river.
More than a week has gone by since the tragedy of the illegal dumping of chemical wastes into the Sungai Kim Kim. SAM is of the view that urgent and immediate action is needed to expedite prosecution of the perpetrators of what are serious environmental crimes.Read more
Press Statement 8 March 2019
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Johor government and the Department of Environment (JAS) to take stern action against the culprits who dumped chemicals into Sungai Kim Kim near Pasir Gudang which had affected the health of students and school canteen workers in the surrounding yesterday.
In the incident, 35 victims were reported to have experienced breathing difficulties, vomiting and with some fainting upon inhaling what is believed to be methane gas.
SAM is of the opinion that a heavy punishment should be meted on the perpetrators in relation to their offence as they have severely impacted public health and the environment.
Under Section 34B of the Environmental Quality Act 1974 the maximum fine of RM500,000 and imprisonment for a period not exceeding five years can be imposed on any person who contravenes the Section.Read more
Press Statement 21 September 2018
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) calls on the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment (MESTECC) to expedite the investigations into the operations of Lynas Corporation Sdn. Bhd located in Gebeng, Pahang and to take all measures to close the plant and remove all the wastes, including the products made from the wastes which are hazardous to public health and the environment.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
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
Kilang sarung tangan di Ayer Tawar, Perak Gambar: SAM
Kenyataan Akhbar 13 Oktober 2016
SAM bimbang kesihatan penduduk terjejas
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) bimbang kesihatan lebih 1,000 penduduk di Kampung Batu 19, Ayer Tawar daerah Manjung Perak terjejas kerana terlalu lama terdedah kepada ancaman lalat dan pencemaran udara yang berlaku di kawasan itu.Read more
Malaysia Outlook 22 August 2016
Its president S.M Mohamed Idris said around 200 people living in Kampung Kuala Jalan Baru, Kampung Sungai Rusa and Kampung Permatang Pasir are affected every time after heavy downpour. Click to read.
Friends of the Earth USA June 21, 2016
California, world’s sixth largest economy, going nuclear-free
BERKELEY, CALIF. - An historic agreement has been reached between Pacific Gas and Electric, Friends of the Earth, and other environmental and labor organizations to replace the Diablo Canyon nuclear reactors with greenhouse-gas-free renewable energy, efficiency and energy storage resources. Friends of the Earth says the agreement provides a clear blueprint for fighting climate change by replacing nuclear and fossil fuel energy with safe, clean, cost-competitive renewable energy. Click to read
The Malay Mail May 15, 2016
PETALING JAYA, May 15 — The authorities are to be blamed for failing to make flood mitigation a priority as they are still allowing overdevelopment to take place in the Klang Valley. Click to read
The Star May 14, 2016
THE Government has apologised to Kuala Lumpur folk for the floods caused by the unusual heavy rainfall on Thursday night. Click to read