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Day: January 20, 2015


Urgent call to halt further forest conversions

Given the severity of the recent floods and the resulting tragedy that has befallen several states in the Peninsular Malaysia at a scale that has never been witnessed in living memory, and the increasingly adverse impacts of climate change, SAM strongly calls on all states to immediately halt further forest-to-plantation conversions in Malaysia. Our analysis of the forestry data in the country...
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Act now to prevent future disasters

The country is still reeling from the after-effect of the devastating year-end floods that ravaged at least seven states. Many are still displaced at temporary shelters and rely on government and well-wishers’ food aid including donations from China and Japan. Besides the initial RM800million allocated for initial flood relief efforts, the government is now staring at a hefty reconstruction...
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