Malaysiakini June 13, 2016
Sahabat Alam Malaysia's comment on the shooting of Harambe the gorilla in Cincinnati Zoo, USA
The shooting of a gorilla at the Cincinnati zoo has received the attention one could only expect. Truly it is tragic to even lose one of the world’s most critically endangered gorillas either in zoos or in the wild.
The decision to shoot the gorilla (Harambe) has provoked outcry from conservation and animal groups worldwide who called the decision to shoot the gorilla as sad and tragic, branding it as a “senseless and unnecessary death”. Click to read
Malaysiakini June 09, 2016
Penang-based environment NGO Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) has expressed deep concern over the coastal erosion in a section of the Butterworth Outer Ring Road (BORR). Click to read
Hakisan tanah yang kelihatan di Lebuh Raya Lingkaran Butterworth (Gambar: SAM)
KENYATAAN AKHBAR 09 JUN 2016
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) memandang serius mengenai hakisan pantai yang berlaku di Lingkaran Lebuh Raya Butterworth (LLB) yang dilihat semakin kritikal.
Pihak Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang, Pihak Lingkaran Lebuh Raya Butterworth (Penang) Sdn. Bhd. (LLB) dan Jabatan Pengairan dan Saliran (JPS) serta agensi-agensi yang berkaitan perlu segera menyiasat perkara ini kerana hakisan tersebut semakin hampir dengan lingkaran lebuh raya berkenaan.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
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