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Category: Environment EN

Kedah MB’s Arrogant Statement Regarding Water Supply

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is disappointed with the Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah’s statement regarding the problem of water supply faced by Kedahans because it ridicules CAP’s suggestion to overcome this problem. Without making any comments about CAP’s call, he spurned and arrogantly said " … we know how to do our job. No need to teach us what...
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Conserve Forests to Resolve Water Problem Faced by Kedahans

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Kedah state government to   conserve forests in the state in its efforts to resolve the water problem faced by Kedahans. Besides taking actions to stop logging and conversion of forest for plantations and large-scale agriculture projects, the Kedah state government must gazette all the forests in this state as Permanent Reserved Forest to...
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Coastal Erosion at Butterworth Outer Ring Road

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is very concerned over the coastal erosion in a section of the Butterworth Outer Ring Road (BORR) which is becoming critical. The Penang State Government, the concessionaire of the BORR i.e. Lingkaran Lebuh Raya Butterworth (Penang) Sdn. Bhd. (LLB), the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) and other relevant agencies must investigate this matter immediately...
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ENCROACHMENT AND ILLEGAL CLEARING IN BUKIT MERAH LAKE RESERVE, KERIAN DISTRICT, PERAK

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and environmental groups comprising of CAP, KUASA, PEKA and GRASS urge the relevant authorities to take action against anyone found to encroach and illegally clear the forests in the Bukit Merah Lake Reserve in the district of Kerian, Perak. Fifteen years ago, SAM had found that a portion of the Bukit Merah Lake Reserve had been encroached and illegally converted for...
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Oil Spill in Penang: One Major Disaster and Common Occurrences Too

The recent major oil spill in Penang reported to have polluted a 5km coastline on the island stretching from Swettenham Pier to Gurney Drive is a major concern.   In addition to this oil spill disaster, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the authorities to also investigate and take action on the oil spills that has been occurring in Penang waters in the recent months. SAM’s interview with...
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Mangrove Forest in Kilim Geo Park Under Threat

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Forestry Department of Kedah and the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) to pay serious attention and take immediate steps to protect and save the mangrove forest in the Kilim Geo Park in Langkawi Island from devastation. The Kilim Geo Park covering an area of ​​100 square kilometres is a nature reserve with amazing flora and fauna including limestone,...
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Overflowing Leachate From Pulau Burung Sanitary Landfill Polluting Water Bodies And The Environment

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Penang Inshore Fishermen Welfare Association (PIFWA) are very concerned over the critical level of leachate from a retention pond in the Pulau Burung Sanitary Landfill in Nibong Tebal, Penang. The Penang State Government, Municipal Council of Seberang Perai (MPSP), Department of Environment (DOE), Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID), and the Forestry...
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No Transport Hub at Prangin Canal, Please

By Khoo Salmah Nasution President, Penang Heritage Trust The newly announced Penang Transport Masterplan proposes a transport hub at the Prangin Canal. The open space is important to the people who live and work around it. The Prangin Market, the Prangin Canal, the heritage shophouses and the underground remains make this place rich with social memory. Prangin Canal was built in 1804 as part of a...
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Public Response to The Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP)

We, the undersigned civil society organisations, wish to issue the following statement in response to the Penang Master Transport Plan. We support the idea of a transport masterplan and the need to prioritise public transport over the present private car-centric transport system. We wish to commend the Penang State Government for this pro-active move. However there are very fundamental and...
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Trees for the Earth

CAP celebrates Earth Day 2016 Our planet is currently losing over 15 billion trees each year, equivalent to 48 football fields every minute. This is outrageous. In Malaysia, we have been losing our precious trees to make way for development, logging, large-scale plantations, urbanization, road projects, etc. Our task now is to stop indiscriminate felling of trees and start planting more trees....
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