Break fewer coconuts during Thaipusam Devotees urged

Devotees celebrating Thaipusam on January 20th are urged to break fewer coconuts.  The money used for breaking coconuts can be channeled to fulfill the various needs of a fraction of Indian community that still lives below poverty level. Breaking coconut during Thaipusam is a cleansing ritual practiced by Hindu devotees.  It is a symbolic representation of surrendering …

SAM Supports Federal Government Move to Sue Kelantan Government

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) welcomes the first of a kind civil suit brought by the Federal Government against Kelantan. SAM applauds the Government’s seriousness and sincerity in recognising, respecting and upholding the rights of the Orang Asli in the country as per our Constitution. For long, indigenous communities, the country’s most marginalised have been struggling …

Drains at Batu Maung polluted by residual waste – SAM

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Penang Island City Council (MBPP), Department of Environment (DOE) and Department of Irrigation and Drainage (JPS) to investigate and take immediate action to overcome residual waste pollution problem in drains near Batu Maung here.  Investigations made by SAM shows that the condition of the area is very disgusting and …

The tiger’s vanishing paw prints

Our tigers, the acme of power and grace, are in dire straits! It’s unthinkable that our tigers’ footprints are vanishing from our Malaysian soil. Ecologists and tiger conservation groups keep sounding the alarm bell for our tigers, yet is anything being done to address the causes of the animal’s  decline?   Causes of the tiger’s decline …

CAPs campaign on Say No to Food Waste during Thaipusam

We Malaysians love our food and there is no shortage of restaurants and food outlets serving food to please every palate. But we also waste a lot of food. In fact, figures from the Solid Waste Corporation Management (SWCorp) show that Malaysians generate 16,687.5 tonnes of food waste daily. This is no small amount as it …