Call for urgent action to stop demolition of Palestinian village in occupied West Bank

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) calls on the Malaysian government to urgently take all measures necessary to stop the impending illegal demolition of the Palestinian village of Khan al Ahmar, located in the occupied West Bank.  SAM is a member of Friends of the Earth International (FOEI) and we have been alerted by our Palestinian member of FOEI, …

CAP calls for laws to eliminate lead in paints

 The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized October 21-27 2018 as International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (ILPPW)  and its main concern is the role of lead exposure in the development of intellectual disability in children. This year WHO is calling on governments,  academia, industry and civil society to come out with  specific  laws to eliminate lead in paint.  According …

CAP worries sand quarry activities harmful to safety of residents

Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is worried about the sand quarry activity at Kupang district of Baling in Kedah which has been reported to be harming the environment as well as affecting the livelihood of local village residents at that area.  An incident such as collapsing of bridges, Mosque Ehsaniah’s walls and houses is very …

Smoking al fresco: Just ban it!

How can Malaysia move forward in tandem with other countries when we keep making U-turns in our decisions, the latest being the ban on smoking even having al fresco meals? The government is seen buckling under pressure from certain quarters but it had missed the points of why smoking ban has to be implemented in …

Mangrove forests cleared in Juru, Bukit Tengah, Seberang Perai Tengah, Penang

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Penang government, Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai (MPSP), Drainage and Irrigation Department (JPS), Penang Forestry Department and the Seberang Perai Tengah Land and District Office to investigate the destruction of mangrove forest in Juru, Bukit Tengah. The location to the area is via a bund road starting from the Sungai …