MUD FLOWS IN BAYAN BARU: SAM CALLS FOR URGENT ACTION

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) has urged the Penang state government to investigate and take immediate action to address the recurrent problem of mud-flows in Bayan Baru.  SAM regrets that although the problem of mud-flows here has been occurring for more than 10 years till now no effective action has been taken.  Recently on 24 July 2019, thousands of road users and businesses in the area were affected by mud-flows after a heavy …

54 COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS AND NGOs OPPOSE GENETICALLY MODIFIED MR219 RICE FIELD TESTS

Referring to the announcement on the Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources (KATS) website, the National Biosafety Board (LBK), is evaluating an application from the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) to conduct a confined field trial on genetically modified rice (GM rice) that is tolerant to glyphosate and resistant to paddy diseases …

No to False Solutions to Deal With Unrecyclable Plastic Waste

The global plastic dumping under the name of recycling and trade has become epidemic with severe consequences.  Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is gravely concerned that the Malaysian government is resolving the deluge of imported plastic waste that cannot be recycled by “burning” these wastes. The Housing and Local Government Ministry was quoted stating that they …

FOUM Offers to Assist the Kedah State Government Protect Ulu Muda

10 July 2019: FOUM or Friends of Ulu Muda, a coalition of NGOs, social enterprises and private companies working together to protect the Greater Ulu Muda Forest, would like to applaud the Kedah Menteri Besar, YAB Dato’ Seri Hj. Mukhriz Tun Mahathir and the Kedah State Government for taking the bold move to protect the …