Media Statement 26 November 2018
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) objects to the proposal by the Selangor State Authority to excise two more Permanent Reserved Forests (PRF) in the state of Selangor.
The PRFs proposed to be excised are part of Sungai Buloh Forest Reserve (HS Sungai Buloh) in Petaling District covering 1.2418 hectares and part of Bukit Lagong Forest Reserve (HS Bukit Lagong) in Gombak District covering 28.3 hectares.
HS Sungai Buloh is significant because it is the oldest Permanent Reserved Forest in Malaysia. Since its establishment on 14 January 1898, from time to time, a large portion of the Sungai Buloh Forest Reserve (original area covered 6,590ha) had been excised and sacrificed for development.
At present HS Sungai Buloh has been reduced to a mere 25ha only. Hence it is desirable for the area covering HS Sungai Buloh is maintained as a natural heritage protection area.Read more
Kenyataan Media 26 November 2018
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) membantah cadangan Pihak Berkuasa Negeri Selangor untuk memansuhkan lagi dua kawasan Hutan Simpanan Kekal (HSK) di negeri Selangor.
Dua kawasan HSK tersebut ialah sebahagian Hutan Simpan Sungai Buloh (HS Sungai Buloh), Daerah Petaling seluas 1.2418 hektar dan sebahagian Hutan Simpan Bukit Lagong, Daerah Gombak seluas 28.3 hektar.
HS Sungai Buloh mempunyai signifikan kerana merupakan HSK tertua di Malaysia.
Sejak ditubuhkan pada 14 Januari 1898, dari semasa ke semasa sebahagian besar keluasan HS Sungai Buloh (keluasan asal: 6,590 hektar) telah dimansuhkan dan dikorban atas nama pembangunanRead more
Malaysiakini May 25, 2016
The High Court in Kuala Lumpur today granted an extension on the temporary suspension order on construction work and logging at the Ampang Forest Reserve for the East Klang Valley Expressway (EKVE). Click to read
New Straits Times May 24, 2016
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) and two other environmental organisations got a High Court nod to challenge the closure of Taman Rimba Ampang to make way for the East Klang Valley Expressway (EKVE). Click to read
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 Malay Mail April 21, 2016
SHAH ALAM, April 21 — Selangor must stop opening up its forest reserves for development, especially on two controversial highway projects, six activist groups said today after a lawmaker warned of an impending water shortage.
Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam Malaysia (PEKA Malaysia), Sahabat Alam Malaysia, Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), Save Greenlungs, Say No TO SUKE (SNTS) and Say No To Dash (SNTD) urged Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali to prioritise the people’s wellbeing ahead of infrastructure projects. Click to read