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Day: September 12, 2023

Ensure proposals in MTR are implemented

Consumers Association of Penang welcomes the proposals in the Mid-Term Review (MTR) of the 12th Malaysia Plan to promote economic prosperity, wipe out core poverty, fight corruption, improve the quality of life of our people, and address the climate crisis. The plan will remain only a plan unless it is implemented efficiently and effectively to achieve the desired outcomes.  It is encouraging...
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Prohibit mining in environmentally sensitive areas

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) calls on the federal and state governments to prohibit mining including of rare earth elements (REE) in environmentally sensitive areas (ESAs) such as in permanent forest reserves. This is in response to the government’s new policy to ban the export of REE to safeguard the resources' value chain to build midstream and downstream industries. It is good there is an...
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ASBESTOS: Still Around, Still Deadly

Asbestos is a serious health hazard commonly found in our environment today. What is it? How are we exposed to it? How does it harm us? Asbestos is the name for a group of naturally occurring mineral fibres. Asbestos includes chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, tremolite asbestos, anthophyllite asbestos, actinolite asbestos, and any of these materials that have been chemically treated and/or...
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