200 INSHORE FISHERMEN IN TELUK BAHANG THREATENED BY MUD WASTE POLLUTION:SAM

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Penang government, Department of Environment (DOE) and the Marine Department to conduct investigation and take immediate action to overcome the mud waste pollution at the waters off Teluk Bahang. The problem which has been going on for the past one year has escalated recently and threatens the livelihood of …

Ban e-games!

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urgently calls on the government to ban violent e-games like the Player Unknown’s Battleground (PUBG) that was emulated by the terrorists who massacred people at the mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, recently. It is highly regrettable that the Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman claimed that …

CAP: Quality of our postal services have declined

Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) has received many complaints on the late arrival of local as well as overseas mails. The quality of our postal services has been on the decline for some time. One of CAP’s complainant subscribes to the Guardian Weekly magazine mailed from London by first class air mail. Off and on he has …

SAM CALLS FOR URGENT ACTION AGAINST COMPANIES RESPONSIBLE FOR TOXIC POLLUTION AT SUNGAI KIM KIM, JOHORE

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) calls on the Department of Environment (DOE) and the Johore State Government to take stern action against the culprits who dumped chemicals into Sungai Kim Kim near Pasir Gudang, which has been going on since March 7, which has affected the health of almost 500 people, mainly children from schools along the river. More than …

Depression: Is Malaysia prepared to handle this mental health crisis?

A recent report  released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on ‘Depression and Other Common Mental Disorders estimates that in 2015 there were over 1.1 million cases of depressive disorders in Malaysia[1].  The report further states that depression is a major contributor to suicide deaths accounting for 800,000 or 1.5% of all deaths globally.  If …