Serious concerns and unanswered questions over Lynas operations renewal

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) voice our serious concerns over the Pakatan Harapan government’s decision to allow Lynas to continue its operations for another six months and for its radioactive wastes to remain in the country. This means that once again, another toxic legacy is being created for future …

DO NOT GRANT LICENSE FOR OPERATION OF LEAD-ACID BATTERY MANUFACTURING PLANT IN JENJAROM, KUALA LANGAT, SELANGOR

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Selangor State Government and related government departments to reconsider the granting of the license to operate the lead-acid battery manufacturing plant in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, which is due in late August. SAM views that it is unsuitable to operate the plant close to residential areas because the community will be exposed to pollution that can threaten their health. Lead smelting works is hazardous to be conducted in …

Deforestation and NCR violations in Sarawak: Federal government must conduct ground visits

In conjunction with the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) wishes to repeat our request to the federal government to conduct ground visits in order to understand in detail how monoculture plantations in Sarawak have caused deforestation and the violations of the native customary rights (NCR). We first put this …

CAP urges Penang Government to Not Take the Incinerator Path

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is shocked and disappointed that the Penang government isconsidering incineration to get rid of municipal waste in the State. CAP strongly urges the Penang government to move towards zero waste and not take the incinerator path. Local Government Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo was reported stating that the previous stance taken by Penang was …

Scaling down PSR with federal funding for PTMP is not the answer – Call to scrap PSR and review the PTMP – says SAM

Scaling down the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project if there is federal funding for the PTMP components such as the Bayan-Lepas Light Rail Transit (LRT) and the Pan Island Link (PIL 1) will not solve the fundamental problems posed by both PSR and the PTMP. It was reported in the media yesterday that following a …