Press Statement 1 Oct 2019
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is shocked to learn from media reports that an illegal granite quarry has been carrying out its activities despite the authorities knowing of its operations since 2016. According to media reports today (in the Star), the state government has known about the illegal quarry since its expose in May 2016.
Further, it has been reported that the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) had issued a stop-work notice in February and May this year but the operator continued to carry out the quarry works.
It is indeed mind-boggling and shocking that the government authorities have not acted with more urgency, despite the non-compliance by the quarry operator of the stop-work orders and the violation of all the relevant laws in place.
To compound matters, the illegal operations have been taking place partly on hill lands above 76m (250 ft.), which is contrary to the Penang Structure Plan, especially for activities of this sort which involves quarrying and blasting.Read more
Clean Malaysia June 05, 2016
All Malaysians must work together to stop wildlife trafficking once and for all. If we don’t act decisively, many of the country’s most beloved and iconic species are doomed to die out.
That is the message of one of Malaysia’s best-known environmentalist groups, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM). “If illegal wildlife trade is not curbed, then Malaysia’s 26 endangered animals (including the Malayan tiger, common otter and 11 species of bats) will go extinct,” the group, which was set up in 1977 with the aim of championing environmental justice, stresses in a statement. Click to read
SAM together with other NGOs had recently called for the immediate action against the encroachment and illegal clearing of land at Bukit Merah Lake Reserve in the district of Kerian, Perak. This was picked up by Astro Awani's Bahasa Malaysia news programme, Buletin Awani. Click to watch
The Star June 04, 2016
GEORGE TOWN: Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) has suggested that cyber crime units be set up and special monitoring programmes be implemented as part of efforts to end the illegal wildlife trade. Click to read
Malaysiakini May 16, 2016
The massive destruction of forest reserves in Kedah has shocked the Penang Water Supply Authority (PBAPP), which said this threatens water supply for more than two million citizens, businesses and paddy farming. Click to read