SAM’s Response Regarding PKNP’s Media Statement Perak Hi-Tech Orchard Development

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) refers to the media statement issued by (PKNP – Perak State Development Corporation) that was covered by several local media. The statement states that the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report  for the proposed orchard development at Perak Hi-Tech in Lot PT 253408 and 253409 was approved by the Department of Environment (DoE) on 21 June 2009. Based on DOE’s stipulation, the …

Defending Territories, Defending Our Lives

Today, on International Human Rights Day, Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific (FoE Asia Pacific) launches its latest publication, Defending Territories, Defending Our Lives – a grim reminder that everyday, somewhere on this planet, environmental human rights defenders (EHRDs) are being threatened, defamed, assaulted or murdered for defending their territories. This publication highlights seven (7) case studies from …

Stop the Destruction of Forest at Hill Slope of Bukit Banjaran Kledang, Perak

Another forest at the hill slope of Banjaran Kledang which was formerly part of Kledang Saiong Forest Reserve covering 500.2 hectares located near Chemor in  Mukim Hulu Kinta, Kinta District has been exploited and destroyed since November, 1. Based on field observations on December 6, about 20 hectares of forest area have been cleared and left barren. Sahabat Alam …

SAM cautions against proceeding with exploration and mining of Rare-Earth Minerals

Despite the assurances by the Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry’s (KATS) that the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between a China company and the Perak state government is for the exploration of rare earth minerals and not to mine them, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) continues to have very serious concerns over the objective of …