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Day: September 14, 2015

Worsening Haze Warrants Emergency Measures

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urge the respective State Governments to take immediate measures to close all schools due to the worsening haze and where the Air Pollutant Index (API) records high unhealthy levels. At 11am this morning, Banting in Selangor recorded the highest API level at 175. Even at an API level of 116 in USM, Penang, we have received...
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Preliminary EIA for Proposed Major Road Projects in Penang will Bypass Public Consultation Process

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) are concerned that the Department of Environment’s (DOE) requirement that the project proponent of three road packages in Penang Island only needs to submit a Preliminary Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) would mean that the public will not have an opportunity to review the EIA report and provide their feedback....
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