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Category: Environment EN

CAP Calls for Rehabilitation of Paddy Fields in Kampung Ewa, Langkawi

The Consumers Association of Penang urges the Department of Agriculture Kedah and the Drainage and Irrigation Department to take immediate action to assist 30 farmers in Kampung Ewa, Langkawi Island to rehabilitate their paddy fields which have remained idle for the past three years. The paddy fields covering about 100 acres have been left unattended due to insufficient water supply to irrigate...
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Stop Peatland Destruction

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) calls on the Sarawak government to stop further development on peatlands in the State. Among the ongoing development is BLD Plantation Berhad’s concession in North of Sibu. Satellite image analysis performed by Friends of the Orangutans (FOTO) showed that between June and September 2015 BLD had cleared an average of 11 hectares daily. Large-scale development and...
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Shrimp culture projects threaten environment and coastal fishers in Balik Pulau, Penang

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urge the Penang state government to take immediate measures to stop the shrimp culture projects in Balik Pulau that have threatened the environment and livelihood of more than 1,000 coastal fishers here. The problem that began more than 10 years ago has become more serious because the shrimp farmers have expanded their...
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Revocation Of NCR Extinguishment For Baram Dam Lauded

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) lauds the Sarawak State Government for heeding the calls to revoke the extinguishment of the native customary rights (NCR) of between 26 and 30 villages affected by the Baram Dam, located between Long Na’ah and Long Kesseh. SAM also commends the affected communities in Baram for steadfastly making their concerns heard to the State Government over the proposed dam...
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Sand mining: Batang Benar River heavily sedimented

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Negeri Sembilan government, Land & Mines Office  (PTG), local authority, Drainage & Irrigation Department (DID) and the Department of Environment  (DOE) to investigate and take immediate action to curb the pollution of the Batang Benar River which has been severely sedimented. In a survey conducted by SAM, we found that the sedimentation was due to...
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2,000 Residents in Chuping Suffer from Dust Pollution

Around 2,000 people residing near a cement plant in Chuping, Perlis are affected by dust pollution from quarry rock blasting and breaking, and cement processing factory here. The problem that has continued for more than 30 years has affected residents in Kampung Binjal, Kampung Balik Bukit, Taman Perumahan 20 and Taman Perumahan 21. The condition is very serious during the dry season and windy...
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Protest Project on Lot 586 & 675 Sungai Ara

As we gather here today, we wish to highlight these problems that we are facing. The developer of the affordable homes project Potential Dual Sdn. Bhd. has: --    Announced to close the hill road popular for mountain biking activities in order to carry out new development. --   Submitted a proposal to MBPP to use our Taman's road Cangkat Sg Ara 19 as entry and Cangkat Sg Ara 20 as exit road...
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Save Penang from High-Density Catastrophe

CAP URGES MBPP TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER OBJECTION OF RESIDENTS Protesting High Density Development on Lot 586 & 675 Sungai Ara The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) to seriously consider the objections raised by residents of Taman Siara 81 and neighbouring landowners on a proposed high density development on Lots 586 and 675 in Sungai Ara. The...
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More and More Hills and Forests in Penang Being Cleared!

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urge the State Government of Penang and the Penang Island City Council (Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang MBPP) to investigate the clearing on a hill near Titi Kerawang immediately. In a survey conducted today, we were shocked to find that the hill has been cleared and were surprised how this indiscriminate act can be allowed...
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Mangroves in Penang continue to be cleared

MARINE RESOURCES AND LIVELIHOOD OFCOASTAL FISHERS THREATENED The livelihood of around 500 coastal fishers in Kuala Sungai Pinang and Kuala Jalan Baru, Balik Pulau, Penang has been severely affected following the implementation of shrimp farming projects in this area. The project has not only destroyed hundreds of acres of mangrove forests which are breeding grounds of marine life but has also...
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