Media Statement 31 October 2019
In solidarity with Indonesian colleagues, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) joins civil society groups around the world to call on the Indonesian government to launch a thorough and transparent investigation of the suspicious death of human rights defender, Golfrid Siregar. We are endorsing an international call on the Indonesian government to urgently protect its human rights defenders.
SAM is at the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Penang today to participate in an international action in delivering the shared concerns of over 200 civil society groups on this issue to Indonesian Embassies around the world. Groups across Asia, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and others will personally deliver our collective letter of solidarity and concern to Indonesian Embassies.Read more
Rainforest Action Network April 26, 2016
Jakarta, Indonesia - A broad international coalition of over 70 civil society organizations, including Transformasi untuk Keadilan Indonesia (TuK INDONESIA), Walhi (Friends of the Earth Indonesia), Rainforest Action Network and the Sierra Club is calling on financial regulators in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, China, Europe and the United States to apply emergency sanctions on major commercial banks, in an effort to cut funding from companies identified as causing the forest fire crisis that annually chokes much of Southeast Asia. A joint letter will be sent to over 50 international organizations, including to some of the world’s top bank CEOs and financial services regulators. Click to read
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.