Sahabat Alam Malaysia learnt to our horror, as reported in a Bahasa Malaysia daily, the irreversible damage to our environment with the invasion of an alien fish species, in this particular case - the African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) into our rivers and ecosystem.
Alien species that enter a biological niche where they have never before existed can be difficult to control and predict, which can have catastrophic economic consequences, but the authorities do not see it that way. One of the greatest dangers is that some alien species create synergies with other aliens, with disastrous consequences. As more invaders are accumulating in ecosystems, it can be expected that they will be more disruptive.
This is the condition of the polluted Sg. Nipah.
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the City Council of Penang Island (MBPP) and the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) to take urgent action to address the pollution of the Keluang and Nipah Rivers near Bayan Lepas.
The pollution of these two rivers for the past 10 years has caused the water of both the rivers to become black and muddy. The rivers are not only an eye-sore and revolting, but also emits a nauseating stench.
Project Without EIA Approval Threatens Coastal Mangroves and Livelihood of Fisher Communities: SAM Urges Reclamation Project in Kuala Kedah is Stopped Immediately
Reclamation Project in Kuala Kedah.
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Department of Environment to take urgent action to stop the reclamation project at Kampung Tepi Laut near Kuala Kedah because it has contravened environmental regulations and has destroyed mangroves and threatens source of income of coastal fisher community here.
CAP calls for a #BetterDigitalWorld in ensuring the safety of internet users in conjunction with this year’s Consumers World Day theme as proposed by Consumers International, “Consumer Rights in the Digital Age”.
In the digital world today, everything is at the tip of our fingers. However, do we as consumers ensure the safety of our “wellbeing” in the digital world? Over the years, there were many cases from online fraud, data stealing to becoming hubs for immoral activities despite the growing efforts from the government and bodies to ensure optimal cyber security.
Ahead of Chile Meeting, 200+ Civil Society Groups Tell Their Trade Ministers: Do Not Resuscitate the TPP
As trade ministers from across the Pacific rim prepare to discuss the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Chile next week, more than 200 organizations representing citizens across the Pacific Rim urged their governments to accept that the TPP model has failed and to engage in a more open and democratic process to develop genuine alternatives that confront the economic, social and environmental challenges of the 21st century.