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
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
The Sun Daily May 22, 2016
JERANTUT: Sungai Pahang may most probably lose its historical standing as the longest river in the Peninsula if the authorities do not take firmer measures to address the issue of rampant encroachment of the forest area in Ulu Tembeling. Click to read
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