Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and Friends of the Orangutans (FOTO) urge Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd (KLK Bhd) to immediately withdraw from Lot 5 in Collingwood Bay, Papua New Guinea and cease all its activities.
In a recent study commissioned by SAM in assessing the scale of Malaysian overseas FDI in oil palm plantation’s land bank, research showed that KLK Bhd owned about 44,000 hectares of land, most of which are primary forest in Papua New Guinea. KLK Bhd is among the largest plantation companies in Malaysia with approximately 250,000 ha of land bank in Malaysia and Indonesia.
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urged the Penang State Government to investigate and take prompt action to resolve the problem faced by 200 persons from 38 families in Kampung Masjid near Batu Kawan in the district of Seberang Perai Selatan (SPS) whose lives are endangered by quarry activities near their residence. The problem that has persisted for more than five years has become more serious in recent months. It is reported that eight houses in the village had developed cracks due to blasting of rocks at the quarry.
The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) refers to a media report regarding the ongoing Allianze University College of Medical Sciences (AUCMS) issue. CAP has been dealing with this matter ever since we received complaints from various staff and students of AUCMS, beginning earlier this year.
CAP had alerted and had been continuously corresponding with a range of government bodies regarding the issues highlighted in the complaints we received, which include the following :
Recently, the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) was in a Meeting with Indah Water Consortium (IWK) and the National Water Service Commission (SPAN), where IWK announced its plans to change the current tariff system from the standard monthly rate to a system based on water consumption instead, which will incidentally increase the IWK bills for many consumers. They plan to implement this change sometime in January 2015.
Malaysia may lose by RM5 billion from trade in the TPPA, besides damage in other areas: The Government should thus exit from the TPPA negotiations
A new paper by a senior economist working in a United Nations agency has shown that Malaysia will not enjoy a net gain in terms of its trade balance as a result of joining the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Instead, Malaysia will suffer a decline in its trade balance with the other eleven TPPA countries by nearly RM5 billion.
This finding provides another major reason why Malaysia should not join the TPPA.