CAP-SAM calls on Penang State Government not to sign agreement with Gamuda-led SRS Consortium

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM)  strongly object and are upset that the Penang State Government is still continuing with the Masterplan Design Competition (MDC) for the development of three man-made islands under the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project. One month ago, the Chief Minister announced that a formal agreement between the state government and its project delivery partner (PDP), SRS …

Need to stop the mistreatment of fish kept as pets

Disturbing pictures of betta fish bred in unacceptable breeding conditions in massive farms in Thailand exposes the dark side of the pet fish industry.  Much in demand for their bright colours and beautiful fins, fish, unlike dogs and other furry and feathered pets, do not develop separation anxiety or destructive behaviours when left alone; they are completely …

CALL ON PENANG GOVERNMENT NOT TO PROCEED WITH CABLE CAR PROPOSAL

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) wish to reiterate our stand that we do not support the proposal for a cable-car project for Penang Hill, as such a project would affect negatively the sensitive and fragile ecosystems of both the Hill and the Penang Botanic Gardens. The breakdown of the existing funicular …