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Media Statement 5th April 2019
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urged the Irrigation and Drainage Department, Kerian District Council and Perak Fisheries Department to immediately investigate the cause of the flash floods that are occurring frequentlyin Kampung Tanah 100 Sungai Bakau near Parit Buntar here.
The flash floods that have been occurring for more than 10 years have become more frequent and the floodwaters have damaged equipment and furniture in several houses in the village.
This problem has been reported to the relevant authorities but until now no action has been taken to address the problem effectively.Read more
Press Statement 5 Nov 2017
The Consumers’ Association of Penang and Sahabat Alam Malaysia are very distressed by the tragedy that has taken place yesterday and early morning today in Penang.
The floods, landslides and the disruption of people's lives are even much worse than what happened on 15th Sept.
Yes - there was non stop rain and very high winds, but the major factors causing this mega flood and landslides have been the removal of the hill forests,silting of the rivers and overdevelopment in Penang which has replaced the green areas with concrete. This has resulted in the heavy rainfall not being able to be drained because of the loss of trees and fields which act as a sponge absorbing the water and because the rivers and drainage system are clogged up by silt and cannot clear the rain water.
The State government has to fully recognise that we are in a state of environmental and social crisis. It can no longer be in a state of denial. It must at last recognise that we have genuine manifold problems and that these problems have to be tackled head on, instead of the State being on the defensive and denying that there is any crisis or problems.
Press Release 15 September 2017
Sahabat Alam Malaysia and the Consumers’ Association of Penang are alarmed by the massive flash floods that hit Penang both on the island and the mainland following intense downpours throughout the early morning of Friday, 15 September.
Apart from many areas in Penang under water, we also received news of landslides and mudslides in several areas such as in Tanjung Bungah and Paya Terubong, where hill cutting is going on for more high-rise projects.
Clearly, despite previous incidences of floods and landslides in Penang following intense rains, we do not seem to have learned any lessons.
Heavy tropical storms are to be expected in Penang and in the country.Read more
Nst 2 September 2016
GEORGE TOWN: A massive cleanup process was in full swing at several areas affected by flash floods in Bayan Baru today. A check at Kampung Sungai Nibong Kecil showed residents clearing rubbish and clogged drainage after the knee-deep floodwaters subsided about 9am. They took about two hours to mop up the floodwater that had seeped into their houses after it overflowed from the drainage next to their single-storey wooden houses. Click to Read.
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
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