RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE GRANITO STATE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY (SCI) MUST BE TRANSLATED INTO ACTION BY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

The recommendations of the State Commission of Inquiry (SCI) on the Granito tragedy in Tanjung Bungah that led to the deaths of 11 workers on 21 October 2017, must be urgently translated into action and given effect by all the relevant government agencies. This has to be done in order to avert future tragedies related …

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 …