CAP worries sand quarry activities harmful to safety of residents

Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is worried about the sand quarry activity at Kupang district of Baling in Kedah which has been reported to be harming the environment as well as affecting the livelihood of local village residents at that area.  An incident such as collapsing of bridges, Mosque Ehsaniah’s walls and houses is very …

Mangrove forests cleared in Juru, Bukit Tengah, Seberang Perai Tengah, Penang

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Penang government, Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai (MPSP), Drainage and Irrigation Department (JPS), Penang Forestry Department and the Seberang Perai Tengah Land and District Office to investigate the destruction of mangrove forest in Juru, Bukit Tengah. The location to the area is via a bund road starting from the Sungai …

Protest Holding of Angling Competition at Pantai Pasir Panjang, Segari, Manjung District, Perak

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) objects to the holding of an angling competition at Pantai Pasir Panjang in Segari, Manjung District on Sunday, 14 October 2018 as we are concerned of the impacts. According to the National Physical Plan, Pantai Pasir Panjang and its surroundings have high conservation value and thus is categorised as Environmentally Sensitive Area …

CAP Calls for Total Ban on Plastic Waste Imports to Protect Public Health and Our Environment

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) calls for a total ban on imports of plastic waste to protect public health and our environment. This call is made in response to the announcement by Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin that a levy would be imposed at RM15 per tonne of plastic waste after Oct 23, …

No to Mindless Incineration and Landfilling of Waste  

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) are very disappointed with the government of Malaysia’s target of each state having at least one incinerator of waste-to-energy (WTE) plant within the next two years, as reported in Bernama news. Incineration is an unsustainable way of dealing with resources and the most expensive way to …