NO JUSTIFICATION TO LIFT MORATORIUM ON BAUXITE MINING

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is shocked to learn of the decision by Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister (WLNR), Dr. Xavier Jayakumar to lift the moratorium on bauxite mining in Pahang and for activities to resume effective 1 April. While the WLNR Ministry is responsible for regulating the mining industry including bauxite, it does not …

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 …