SAM hopes that the penang state government and authorties are serious in resolving pig waste pollution
Two pig farms operating in Gertak Sanggul Picture : SAM
Media Statement 19 September 2018
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Penang state government to seriously take action against two pig farms operating in Gertak Sanggul in the southwestern part of the island. The farms were allegedly releasing untreated pig waste into the sea. Immediate action is needed so that residents, fishermen and the public who often visit the area are assured that the State Government had taken action to address this long-standing problem.
Over the years SAM had lodged complaints regarding the pollution numerous times to the relevant authorities including the Penang State Government, Penang Island City Council (MBPP), Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID), Department of Environment (DOE) and Veterinary Services Department but the problem still remains unresolved as if the authorities did not take effective actions to resolve the pollution problem.Read more
The Pollution Condition Swimming Prawn Farm in Balik Pulau, Penang Picture: SAM
Media Statement 22nd March 2017
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Penang state government and relevant authorities to pay serious attention and take effective measures to overcome the pollution from domestic sewage and waste from shrimp farms that are increasingly spreading in Kuala Sungai Pinang, Balik Pulau.
The pollution problem that has persisted for more than ten years involves the drainage system, the coastal area and the surrounding sea, affecting the lives and livelihood of 5,000 persons and fishers that have to bear with stench and dwindling catch.Read more
A resident is showing the drain in Kebun Kuyung that has been polluted by the factory waste - SAM picture
Press Statement 15 August 2016
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Penang state government and Department of Environment (DOE) to take urgent action to curb industrial waste pollution in Kebun Kuyung, near Nibong Tebal in Seberang Perai Selatan district.
There are three factories operating in Kebun Kuyung. The pollution that has been persisting since 10 years ago is not only causing a stink and turning the drain water in this area black but also polluting the nearby Sungai Kerian.Read more
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