Ban Waste Incineration

The Malaysian government must enact a regulation to ban all forms of waste incineration to keep out incinerators, their promoters and peddlers from Malaysia. Instead, we need policies and actions towards Zero Waste and waste reduction programmes. Currently among the most aggressively promoted incinerators are “waste-to-energy” facilities. Last week it was announced that two waste-to-energy …

Government must stand firm in asking Lynas to ship out all its radioactive and hazardous wastes

Sahabat Alam Malaysia and the Consumers Association of Penang support the decision of the government to ask the Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd to remove and dispose of its accumulated 451,464 metric tonnes of radioactive waste. In our view the radioactive waste should be exported by Lynas to Australia because the raw materials that are processed …

Rehab is best left to hands of experts  

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is shocked at the manner in which procedures to move a pair of gibbons  led to a three day stand-off. While there are local, regional, and federal laws that  prohibit the public from having  a wild animal in their possession, even while temporarily caring for it with the intention of release, wildlife rehabilitators or care …