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Day: August 30, 2019

RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE GRANITO STATE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY (SCI) MUST BE TRANSLATED INTO ACTION BY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

The recommendations of the State Commission of Inquiry (SCI) on the Granito tragedy in Tanjung Bungah that led to the deaths of 11 workers on 21 October 2017, must be urgently translated into action and given effect by all the relevant government agencies. This has to be done in order to avert future tragedies related to hill-site and hillslope developments, not only in Penang but throughout the...
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Tackling the Diminishing of Tigers

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is heartened to learn of the Government’s commitment to battle poaching by increasing manpower through a special battalion assigned to aid the Wildlife Department in the patrol of the country’s jungles. The number of wild tigers estimated to be left is only about 250. This is alarming.  All efforts in the past are not working to save the tigers.  At best they...
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Food Outlets That Charge For Plain Water Are Totally Unjustified!!

According to a survey carried out by the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP)  the price of plain water sold at food outlets such as restaurants and food stalls are exorbitant. The price survey at restaurants and food stalls in Penang found that the traders were selling a glass of warm water for RM 0.40 to RM 1.20. It costs a restaurant only 85 cents per 1,000 litres of water.  Even if a...
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