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Day: March 27, 2018

TRASH IN DITCH AT JALAN SUNGAI BAKAU NIBONG TEBAL, SEBERANG PERAI SELATAN

Drain at Jalan Sungai Bakau so filthy and need urgent attention from Local Council authorithy. Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai (MPSP), Irrigation and Drainage Department (DID), Health Department of Penang and other authorities to investigate and resolve the problem of polluted ditches that are filled with trash at Jalan Sungai Bakau, near Hon Seng Rice Mill Sdn...
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PROTECT CRITICAL WATER RESOURCES TO ENSURE WATER SECURITY

Protect critical water resources. In conjunction of World Water Day, which falls on 22nd March every year, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) calls on the Malaysian government to protect critical water resources in Malaysia to ensure water security.  This requires classification of permanent reserved forests for protection purposes, proper management of wetlands in Malaysia and intensifying efforts to...
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SAM Welcomes National Forestry Review

In conjunction with the International Day of Forests on 21 March, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is pleased to learn that the government of Malaysia is currently reviewing the National Forestry Policy that was launched in 1992 (NFP 1992). As with policies that require relook after some time, we welcome the move as the nine-page document is in need of an update in view of emerging challenges and...
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SAVE ULU MUDA FOR OUR SURVIVAL

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is disappointed that the Kedah State Government continued to license logging in the Ulu Muda Forest Reserve (UMFR), threatening its life-supporting functions. Covering a total land area of more than 163, 000 hectares (ha), the Greater Ulu Muda Forest which comprises the UMFR and surrounding forest reserves, is the...
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CAP: Subtle dangers lurk behind online transactions

Malaysia is one of the fastest-growing online markets in the ASEAN region. Malaysians use the internet extensively for news, research, social networking and online shopping. With 19 million people online we have the highest penetration of online shoppers supporting a RM25 billion business which is poised to double by the year 2020. However, are all online shoppers prepared to swim in an ocean...
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