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Day: December 10, 2019

Defending Territories, Defending Our Lives

Today, on International Human Rights Day, Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific (FoE Asia Pacific) launches its latest publication, Defending Territories, Defending Our Lives - a grim reminder that everyday, somewhere on this planet, environmental human rights defenders (EHRDs) are being threatened, defamed, assaulted or murdered for defending their territories. This publication highlights seven...
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Stop the Destruction of Forest at Hill Slope of Bukit Banjaran Kledang, Perak

Another forest at the hill slope of Banjaran Kledang which was formerly part of Kledang Saiong Forest Reserve covering 500.2 hectares located near Chemor in  Mukim Hulu Kinta, Kinta District has been exploited and destroyed since November, 1. Based on field observations on December 6, about 20 hectares of forest area have been cleared and left barren. Sahabat Alam Malaysia...
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Killing more than rodents

A Facebook reader has expressed concern to Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) regarding the extensive use of rat poison in drains in the Little India area in Georgetown, Penang. It is indeed worrisome as the open drain system leads directly into the sea and after every heavy downpour the poison gets washed away and diluted in the sea. Rats are a human made problem and their populations are on the rise...
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SAM cautions against proceeding with exploration and mining of Rare-Earth Minerals

Despite the assurances by the Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry’s (KATS) that the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between a China company and the Perak state government is for the exploration of rare earth minerals and not to mine them, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) continues to have very serious concerns over the objective of such a venture. The Ministry issued a statement...
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CAP: Just leave the Botanic Gardens of Penang alone

The Consumers Association of Penang is appalled with the “Special Area Plan for Penang Botanic Gardens” which will basically bring in lots of visitors, have more man-made structures and ultimately may charge Penangites a fee to visit the gardens (clause IV, p5-4 which states “... arrange and control the admission of the public to the State Parks and to impose fees for their entry and...
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