SAM is disappointed with approval of Monoculture Plantation Development Projects in Permanent Reserved Forests in Perak

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is disappointed and objects the approval allegedly given by the Perak State Authority for development of monoculture plantations in Kledang Saiong Forest Reserve (HS Kledang Saiong) and Bukit Kinta Forest Reserve (HS Bukit Kinta) in the Forest District of Kinta Manjung which is going viral in social media. We also object other monoculture plantation development projects planned in the state. SAM views that the …

Penan customary territory in Batu Bungan, Mulu, Sarawak threatened by plantation project

SAM has recently received reports from the Penan community of Kampung Batu Bungan in Mulu, Sarawak that in January this year, road construction for an oil palm plantation began to encroach on their customary territory, which is adjacent to the Gunung Mulu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Area. In response, the community had set …

Bukit Kukus Investigation – Need for stern action against wrongdoers including MBPP

The Consumers Association of Penang calls for stern action to be taken against the wrongdoers who have been found responsible for the fatal landslide tragedy at the construction site of the paired road project at Jalan Bukit Kukus last October 17. We have learnt from press reports that the special investigative committee set up by …

Penang State must make public findings of investigations into Jalan Bukit Kukus landslide tragedy

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) call on the Penang state government to make public its findings into the Jalan Bukit Kukus landslide tragedy and to disclose the conditions under which works are being allowed to proceed. This call is made in the wake of works being allowed to proceed …

Sole surviving mangrove forest on government land in Batu Maung turned dump site

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is shocked that the sole surviving mangrove forest on government land in the middle of Pekan Baru Batu Maung and adjacent to the Bayan Lepas Industrial Park is threatened by irresponsible dumping of waste. Subsequently, the brackish river flowing through the mangrove forest here is inevitably polluted by leachates …