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.
With the adoption of the Paris Agreement, an international treaty for post-2020 climate action, at the Paris climate summit last December, signatories to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are committing themselves to enhancing climate actions to halt further alteration of the climate system and its adverse impacts on human societies.
Malaysia, as one of the 197 Parties that negotiated and adopted the Agreement and subsequently was one of the 175 countries that signed the Agreement on 22 April in New York, will now have to walk the talk.
Besides rampant smuggling of cockle spats to our neighbouring country which we have failed to curb effectively, marine pollution and destruction of mangroves threaten cockle breeding in the coastal areas, causing its near extinction.
Commenting on a statement by University of Science Malaysia (USM) marine biologist Professor Dr. Zulfigar Yassin published in a local daily recently, CAP is concerned that the government has not given due attention to this 10-years long matter.
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is infuriated with the Penang Island City Council (MBPP)’s road widening projects that involve relocating 16 roadside trees in Green Lane. We reiterate our objections to the “sentence” akin to “death knell” imposed on these trees.
Trees are one of the most natural valuable assets of any streetscape. An iconic image of Penang is its beautiful tree lined roads. Remove them, and you remove the charm and character of Penang. However, the MBPP gives scant regard to these roadside trees.
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is disappointed with the Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah’s statement regarding the problem of water supply faced by Kedahans because it ridicules CAP’s suggestion to overcome this problem.
Without making any comments about CAP’s call, he spurned and arrogantly said " … we know how to do our job. No need to teach us what to do", as reported by Malaysiakini on 12 July 2016.