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Day: August 5, 2020

Government must not relax on conditions for Lynas operations

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) calls on the current government not to relax on the conditions imposed by the previous government for the operations of Lynas Corporation in Gebeng, Pahang. Public health and environmental safety concerns must remain the focus of government decision-making over political whims and lobbies by vested interests. We urge the current Minister of Science, Technology and...
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A 1949 essay (excerpts) by ALBERT EINSTEIN

Private capital tends to become concentrated in few hands, partly because of competition among the capitalists, and partly because technological development and the increasing division of labor encourage the formation of larger units of production at the expense of smaller ones. The result of these developments is an oligarchy of private capital the enormous power of which cannot be effectively...
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When possession becomes a BURDEN

Picture shows a quote by Laurens van der Post who was an advisor to the British Royal family. The Bushmen of South Africa have no sense of possession. "To label them poor, completely misses the point. For Bushmen living in their natural environment, do not feel in any way deprived by their lack of material goods. Their priorities are simply quite different".-- The Way: An Ecological World-view...
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Poor & Rich or Rich & Dead?

This story was told by Sir John Kotelawala to Dr Ariyaratme, founder of the Sarvodaya Movement, in "Bhava Thanha: An Autobigraphy, Vol 1, by A. T. Ariyaratne."In a certain country a young couple lived in a mud hut built on the periphery of a jungle.They would get up in the morning, find something to eat, pack their lunches and enter the forest, carrying a knife, axe and coir rope. All day they...
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