Letter to editor 5 March 2020
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) echoes the recent call by His Royal Highness, Sultan Nazrin Shah of Perak, on the need to protect forests and trees.
According to media reports, Sultan Nazrin had said that “trees and forests were no longer appreciated, as they both were increasingly seen as commercial produce for timber, while forests were seen as land for commercial farming that resulted in rampant logging”. He is reported to have made these remarks at the at the opening of the state-level Landscape Day celebration on 3rd March.
SAM completely agrees with him on how our forests and trees are not valued enough, especially the important role they play in the sequestration of carbon dioxide, which is the main gas in Malaysia’s greenhouse gas emissions.Read more
Field officer from Sahabat Alam Malaysia explaining to journalist about the types of trees cut down by the river of Sungai Perak in Kuala Kangsar Picture : SAM
Media statement 24 July 2017
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) sadly discovered that several trees have been felled in a number of areas in Kuala Kangsar, mainly in Sungai Perak Square (Dataran Sungai Perak) and Jalan Dato' Sagor.
SAM found that the trees that had been cut down were mature trees. The trees at Jalan Dato' Sagor that were chopped down were estimated to be over 30 years old.
The Star April 28, 2016
A TOTAL of 26 visitors comprising mostly Sri Lankan took part in a tree planting campaign organised by Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) in conjunction with International Earth Day.
The group paid close attention to CAP vice-president Mohideen Abdul Kadir and education officer N.V. Subbarow as they planted four saplings at Wonder Wilder Farm in Relau Agro-tourism Centre. Click to read