SAM OBJECTS TO DEVELOPMENT OF MONOCULTURE PLANTATIONS IN PERMANENT RESERVED FORESTS

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is upset that the Federal government and several states in Peninsular Malaysia are still pursuing policies and approving the implementation of large scale monoculture plantations (for example timber latex clone plantations and “musang king durian” plantations) in Permanent Reserved Forests (PRF). Among the states that are actively implementing development of monoculture plantations …

New research exposes a crisis in the global trade of “recyclable” plastics

Kuala Lumpur / Hong Kong / Berkeley, USA, 23 April 2019 — Water contamination, crop death, illness, and the open burning of plastic waste have all flooded into Southeast Asia along with the world’s “recycled” plastics, according to a report by GAIA (Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives) with data analysis on the global waste trade from Greenpeace …

CAP and SAM welcome federal government’s clarification about Penang reclamation project

CAP and SAM are relieved to read the clarification by Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad that the National Physical Planning Council (NPPC) has not approved the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project. We welcome very much the decision of the NPPC not to approve the reclamation project as yet but to give 18 conditions to …