New Straits Times May 16, 2016
“What we had proposed to do is not there at all. This is not a consultative government. It is a one-way government. A one-man traffic. An autocratic government.” That statement by S.M. Mohamed Idris, in describing the DAP-led state government on Thursday, is still ringing in my ears. The 90-year-old Mohamed is as recognisable in Malaysia as any celebrity or politician. For more than four decades now, he has been the man behind the Consumers Association of Penang, a household name. 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 Sun Daily May 12, 2016
GEORGE TOWN: The implementation of the RM27billion Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) gathers steam with civil society voicing their concerns.
Heritage Land and Urban Settlers (Teroka) chairman Muhammad Azrul Zabidi urged the state to re-evaluate the traffic dispersal efficiency of the proposed undersea tunnel to link the island and the mainland. Click to read
The Star May 12, 2016
OVERFLOWING leachate believed to be from a retention pond at the Pulau Burung sanitary landfill on the Penang mainland into a mangrove forest and a ditch nearby has raised concern among environmenta-lists.
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) president S.M. Mohamed Idris said they were worried the foamy and blackish water would pollute the environment if the current situation persisted in Nibong Tebal. Click here
The Star April 26, 2016
SEVERAL groups have submitted a joint memorandum to the state government against the degazettement of forests to make way for the Sungai Besi-Ulu Klang Expressway (Suke) project and Damansara Shah Alam Highway (DASH).
Representatives from Peka Malaysia, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM), Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), Save Green Lungs, Say No To Suke (SNTS) and Say No To DASH (SNTD) gathered at the lobby of the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah building in Shah Alam to present the memorandum to Sri Muda assemblyman Suhaimi Shafiei, who is also political secretary to Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali. Click to read
The Star April 23, 2016
GEORGE TOWN: The clearing of land on Penang Hill is far more widespread than previously thought.
While some bald patches can be seen by the naked eye from the road at the bottom of the hill or by photographers using telephoto lenses, an aerial survey showed rampant hill clearings along the hill slope, especially in Paya Terubong. Click to read
Buletin Awani, Astro Awani April 23, 2016
Ribuan ekar tanah paya bakau di Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang telah dimusnahkan untuk projek ternakan akuakultur. Staf SAM Zul teal diwawancara oleh pemberita Astro Awani berkenaan dengan project tersebut. Klik untuk menonton
Buletin Awani, Astro Awani April 22, 2016
Rakus mengejar untung, nasib nelayan pantai tidak dipedulikan langsung. Hutan paya bakau dibongkang demi mengisi poket pengusaha udang. Puluhan hektar paya bakau di Pulau Pinang dimusnahkan sejak sedekad lalu untuk dikomersialkan sebagai sangkar udang.
The Star April 15, 2016
TWO non-governmental organisations have urged the Sarawak government to end peatland destructions that are taking place rampantly there.
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and Friends of the Orangutans (Foto) said large-scale development and cultivation of peatlands were damaging tropical peat swamp forest resources and its natural functions. Click to read
New Straits Times April 12, 2016
GEORGE TOWN: Two civil societies have called on the Sarawak government to stop further turning peatland into oil palm plantations. Sahabat Alam Malaysia vice-president Mohideen Abdul Kader claimed large-scale development had damaged large tracts of swamp forest resources. Click to read