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Day: May 25, 2022

Food security issues are now haunting Malaysia

While the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) welcomes the chicken export from 1 June we regret that our past warnings to the authorities about food insecurity dangers had fallen on deaf ears. Failure to revamp the entire agricultural policy which includes a total review of the food production and distribution chain is responsible for the current crisis. In 2018, we echoed the concerns of...
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During US President Joe Biden’s recent trip to Japan, the White House had announced some of the countries that will be participating in his proposed Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) discussions launched on 23 May. They include the US, Australia, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Others may...
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SAM shocked that EIA for Lanthanide mining approved in Environmentally Sensitive Area

SAM is shocked to learn of news that the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for the rare earth lanthanide mining project in Hulu Perak was approved last week, when it was earlier reported on the Department of Environment’s (DOE) website that the EIA had been rejected. According to the EIA which has now been approved, the project is to involve 2161 hectares, which is massive, making it...
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