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Month: June 2021

Another forest in jeopardy: Proposed mining in Kuala Mukim Tembeling, Jerantut, Pahang – SAM calls to halt project

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is concerned about the spate of mining projects being proposed in forest reserves.  The most recent proposal of which an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report has been submitted for public review is the proposed iron ore mining project at Kuala Mukim Tembeling, Jerantut in the state of Pahang. The proposed project intends to excavate iron ore at an...
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The danger of the past was that men became Slaves. The danger of the future is that men may become Robots

“In addition to conformity as a way to relieve the anxiety springing from separateness, another factor of contemporary life must be considered: the role of the work routine and the pleasure routine. Man becomes a 'nine to fiver', he is part of the labour force, or the bureaucratic force of clerks and managers. He has little initiative, his tasks are prescribed by the organisation of the work;...
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Repurpose Ivermectin for the treatment of Covid-19

Recently the DG of the Ministry of Health announced the start of clinical trials to study the use and efficacy of ivermectin for high risk Covid-19 patients. The DG added that evidence is inconclusive to recommend routine use of ivermectin for Covid-19 patients and the WHO recommends to use ivermectin in Covid-19 only in clinical trials. On the contrary, there is now a large body of evidence on...
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Philippines Wins Future Policy Award for Banning Lead in All Paints

29 June 2021, Quezon City. A groundbreaking Chemical Control Order (CCO) promulgated by the Government of the Philippines banning lead in the manufacture of all paints to prevent children’s and workers’ exposure to this toxic chemical was adjudged one of the five winners for this year’s Future Policy Award (FPA), also known as the “Oscar on best policies.” Other awardees are from...
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“Most people are not even aware of their need to conform. They live under the illusion that they follow their own ideas and inclinations, that they are individualists, that they have arrived at their opinions as the result of their own thinking—and that it just happens that their ideas are the same as those of the majority.” ― Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving
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Failure to halt forest conversion in Sarawak means worse flooding is yet to come

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) wishes to express our continued concern on how the occurrences of floods in Sarawak, including in Baram, have become more frequent and intense in recent years. Prior to the large scale conversion of forests for the purpose of monoculture plantations, such floods were rather uncommon in the upstream areas of interior Sarawak. In all likelihood, they are part of the...
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