CALL FOR URGENT ACTION TO CLEAN UP POOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IN PASIR GUDANG, JOHOR

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is most alarmed to learn of yet another incident of a school in the Pasir Gudang district in Johor where the health of students has been put in jeopardy. We refer to media reports of 15 students from Sekolah Agama Taman Mawar in Pasir Gudang who were taken to a nearby …

CAP AND RESIDENTS OBJECT TO POLLUTION FROM PLASTIC WASTE RECYCLING PLANTS IN SUNGAI PETANI,KEDAH.

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and residents staying near the industrial areas in Sungai Petani, Kuala Muda District in the state of Kedah object to the operations of plastic waste recycling factories including illegal recycling plants for causing serious air pollution here from a year ago. Following the complaint lodged by the community representatives, CAP has sent a letter with 3,298 signatures of residents petitioning the Minister of Energy, …

Green groups call on Southeast Asian governments to resist waste imports

MANILA, Philippines (May 24, 2019) — Southeast Asian environmental non-governmental organizations are calling on their respective governments to strictly enforce bans on illegally shipped wastes from developed countries.  “The recent news about waste shipments being discovered at the shores of the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia is alarming. When the wealthy nations clean up, it should not …