Comment 05 April 2019
On 08 July 2014, 15 people including the current Bentong Member of Parliament Wong Tack were charged for protesting against Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP) in the Kuantan Sessions Court. 10 of them were charged under Section 145 of the Penal Code and 5 others under Section 147 of the same. On 06 July 2018, all 15 were found guilty and fined between RM1,500 and RM1,600. An appeal was filed against the conviction. On 13 March 2019, all 15 withdrew their appeal against the government. Please see following links.
During their case at the Sessions Court in Kuantan, Mr Chan Chee Koon, a former professor at University Malaya with a strong list of credentials was called to give evidence on whether the plant is safe. He prepared a full statement basing it on background documents he was privy to where he reviewed them and gave his professional view. Read his full statement here.
Press Release 19 Februari 2019
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is shocked to learn of the decision by Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister (WLNR), Dr. Xavier Jayakumar to lift the moratorium on bauxite mining in Pahang and for activities to resume effective 1 April.
While the WLNR Ministry is responsible for regulating the mining industry including bauxite, it does not have the jurisdiction and authority to regulate the environmental impacts of such mining activities, which is within the purviewof the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) for the enforcement of the Environmental Quality Act, 1974.Read more
Kenyataan Akhbar 19 Februari 2019
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) amat terkejut dengan keputusan yang dibuat oleh Menteri Air, Tanah dan Sumber Asli, Dr. Xavier Jayakumar menarik balik moratorium terhadap perlombongan bauksit di Pahang dan bagi aktiviti disambung semula berkuatkuasa 1 April.
Sementara Kementerian Air, Tanah dan Sumber Asli (WLNR) bertanggungjawab untuk mengawal industri perlombongan termasuk bauksit, ia tidak mempunyai kuasa untuk mengawal kesan alam sekitar seperti aktiviti perlombongan, yang terletak di bawah Kementerian Tenaga, Sains, Teknologi, Alam Sekitar dan Perubahan Iklim (MESTECC) bagi penguatkuasaan Akta Kualiti Alam Sekeliling 1974.Read more