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Category: Environment EN

Need To Halt Wildlife Killings On Roads

 The increasing number of wildlife killed on our roads is an issue that Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) finds it increasingly difficult to ignore. The latest incident involved two tapirs while crossing the road. The first case happened in Terengganu where the tapir after being hit by a car stumbled into a nearby forest in an injured condition.  Injured wildlife often suffers long painful...
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CAP submits memorandum calling for ban on the sale of glyphosate-based herbicides

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) submitted a memorandum to the Ministry of Agriculture & Food Industries and the Pesticides Board on 25 September 2020 urging for a ban on glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides because of its toxic effects on human health, animals and the environment. Glyphosate, categorised as a probable human carcinogen, is increasingly associated with...
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CAP is Concerned That Coastal Erosion in Melaka Becoming More Serious

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Melaka government to investigate and take immediate action to overcome the coastal erosion problem in the state which is becoming more critical. The erosion here has not only threatened the environment in the area but also affected the daily activities of the fisher communities. In a survey conducted at Pantai Puteri, Tanjung Keling CAP...
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A Commission of Inquiry needed to address river pollution

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) calls upon the government to set up a Commission of Enquiry to study the root causes of river pollution, including catchment areas, in the country. It must come out with recommendations that would put an end to the perennial problem of river pollution. Among the issues the Commission must look into are: If there is an adequate body of laws to protect...
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SAM Welcomes Setting Up Of Environmental Crimes Unit

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) welcomes the announcement by the Minister of Environment and Water (MEW) Dato’ Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, on the setting up of an environmental crimes unit to tackle illegal activities that could harm the country’s natural resources. We welcome the announcement by the Environment Minister that plans were in place to coordinate efforts between the ministry,...
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Single Federal Authority Needed To Protect Rivers

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) calls for the urgent establishment of a single, federal regulatory authority to seriously protect all rivers, as they are the nation’s lifelines in the supply of water. Ninety-five per cent (95%) of our water needs come from our rivers. We reiterate this call which has been made in the past, in view of the major water disruption in the Klang Valley these past few...
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BICYCLE TRANSPORT SOLUTIONS WORLDWIDE

"According to UN Environment’s Global Report on walking and cycling published in 2016, up to 60 per cent of city trips are made by bike in Chinese cities... Furthermore, in Malawi, a developing country in Eastern Africa, 80 to 90 per cent of people moving on rural roads are cyclists. Netherlands Travel Survey reported that 2016 saw a total of 4.5 billion bicycle trips, spanning a distance of...
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SAM WELCOMES EFFORTS BY KEDAH STATE GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT ULU MUDA FOREST RESERVE

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) welcomes the efforts by the Kedah State government in seeking RM100 million in compensation from the Federal government for using the Ulu Muda Forest Reserve in Sik as water catchment forests for domestic and agricultural needs. According to media reports, the Kedah Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor had revealed in the Kedah State Assembly that the State government...
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