Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

RESOLVE WASTE DUMPING PROBLEM AT JALAN BAN, SUNGAI TENGAH CHANGKAT, NIBONG TEBAL

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is concerned of the problem of indiscriminate waste disposal in Jalan Ban Sungai Tengah, Changkat near Changkat fishermen’s jetty, Nibong Tebal in Seberang Perai Selatan, Penang.

The Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP), District and Land Office of Seberang Perai Selatan, Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) and the Department of Environment (DOE) Penang should immediately investigate the matter and resolve the problem of waste disposal here.

SAM CALLS ON KELANTAN GOVERNMENT TO CANCEL CARBON OFFSET DEAL

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is deeply concerned by the intention of the Kelantan State Government to enter into a carbon offsetting deal with a carbon trading company involving 25% of its forested land.

It is equally troubling to read the positive angle adopted by media reports in praising the 30-year concession which covers a staggering 396,000ha of forests with the credit generated to be sold to the European carbon market.

CABLE CAR WILL DESTROY ENVIRONMENT OF PENANG HILL, BOTANICAL GARDENS AND SURROUNDINGS

Penang Hill transformed - NST

Sahabat Alam Malaysia is deeply concerned and objects to the proposal of a cable car system in Penang as it would bring about devastating impacts, result in a drastic change in the hill’s atmosphere and surrounding the ground stations.

SAM therefore calls on the Federal and State government to scrap this proposal.

The proposed cable car plan, estimated to cost RM325 million will consist of a line linking the Penang Botanic Gardens and the peak of Penang Hill, and another that links the hill top to Teluk Bahang in the northwestern part of the island.

CAP: DIRECT SEEDING METHOD CAUSES MANY PROBLEMS FOR PADDY FARMERS

The direct seeding method practised by farmers in the country particularly in the Muda Agriculture Development Authority (MADA) area for the past thirty years have brought about many problems in rice cultivation, affecting the income of the farmers.

In a survey conducted by the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP), we found that the direct seeding method that has replaced the traditional method (wet rice cultivation where rice seedlings are transplanted from nursery beds to paddy fields), although saves time and labour, is detrimental to farmers due to various threats.

Violations of Orang Asli customary land rights caused by systemic conditions

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) would like to announce the release of the publication Encroachment on Orang Asli Customary Land in Peninsular Malaysia: Causes and Solutions, a result of a collaborative project undertaken with the Jaringan Kampung Orang Asli Semenanjung Malaysia (JKOASM).