WHAT IS THE SOURCE OF HEAVY METAL POLLUTION IN PENANG WATERS?

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) urged the Penang state government, Department of Environment (DOE) and Fisheries Department to disclose their findings regarding the source of heavy metal pollution in the waters off Tanjung Bungah, Teluk Bahang and Penang National Park. CAP is shocked and concerned as the heavy metal pollution not only threatens marine …

TBRA CALLS FOR URGENT ACTION TO STOP METAL POLLUTION IN PENANG’S NORTH COAST SEAS

The Tanjung Bungah Residents’ Association is very alarmed and expresses deep concerns over the findings of very high levels of heavy metals in the sea waters off Tanjung Bungah as well as the Penang National Park in Teluk Bahang.  According to a report in the media today, very high levels of nickel have been found …

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 …

Orang Asli Development Blueprint must recognise their customary land rights

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) supports the New Straits Times editorial published on April 24, 2019, titled, NST Leader: “A meaningful future for the community.”  The editorial was written in conjunction with the recently held 2019 Orang Asli Convention, where the Prime Minister announced the plan to develop a National Orang Asli Development Blueprint.  SAM welcomes the …