Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970


Logs from trees felled in Ulu Muda Forest Reserve.

Provision of Free Barrels Not a Solution to Water Supply Problem in Kedah

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Kedah government to take immediate action to stop logging activities and forest destruction in order to overcome the problem of water shortage faced by the people in the state.

The government should focus on addressing the root cause of the water shortage problem including threats to water catchment areas from destructive activities and logging. There is no point in distributing barrels to consumers or replacing old pipes when taps may remain dry if the state’s water source and forests continue to be destroyed.


Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is concerned of erosion of the beach in Tanjung Bungah. We urge the Penang State Government and the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) to immediately investigate the cause of the coastal erosion here.

SAM's survey here found that coastal erosion is quite significant. A nearby resident whom SAM met said that the erosion problem has occurred since 2016, and complained that the DID not take effective action to address the problem despite complaints by residents in the area.

Our oceans, our future

“Our ocean is in serious trouble and the deterioration is increasingly posing a danger to people’s lives, livelihoods and well-being”.  On the advent of the World Ocean Day on 8 June 2017, Mr.Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General of UN DESA said, “The state of our ocean is worrying.”

“Marine pollution, overfishing and other challenges threaten the state of our global waters which cover 72 per cent of the Earth’s surface and is home to between 500,000 and 10 million marine species. The carrying capacity of our ocean has reached its limit,” states Mr. Wu.

7 Reasons To Oppose Nuclear Power Plant

DOWNLOAD THIS 2012 Booklet published by CAP, SAM and TWN which continues to remain relevant in light of the government's proposal to go down the nuclear path. One only needs to show 7 powerful reasons why nuclear power will never work. Share it with your friends and family. Oppose nuclear power. Sign Malaysian Coalition's Against Nuclear's (MyCAN) petition against nuclear power plants in Malaysia here.

SAM Welcomes DoE Decision To Stop Reclamation Project In Kuala Kedah Pending EIA Approval

Sahabat Alam Malaysia welcomes the decision made by the Department of Environment (DoE) to issue a stop-work order to the developer of a coastal reclamation project dubbed “The Dubai of Malaysia” in Kuala Kedah .

The DoE director general had confirmed to the media that the order was issued through a notice dated 15 May 2017.  SAM had brought up this matter with the DoE in mid-March 2017 after we discovered that the reclamation work in Kuala Kedah had started although the EIA was still being displayed for public review.