CAP Decries the Institutional Blindness to Poverty and Calls for Urgent RCI

CAP is pleased to note that senior parliamentarian YB Lim Kit Siang has supported CAP’s call on 3 September 2019 for a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to be formed to address the poverty scandal highlighted by UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston. Ever since Professor Alston’s expose that …

Large monoculture plantations continue to threaten the NCR and forests in Sarawak

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) would like to announce the launch of our publication – ‘The Land We Lost – Native customary rights and monoculture plantations in Sarawak’, the outcome of our research on how large pulp and paper, timber tree and oil palm plantations have caused deforestation, river pollution and the violations of native customary …

HUNDREDS OF TRADITIONAL FISHERMEN REJECT THE PENANG SOUTH RECLAMATION PROJECT AND PERAK SAND MINING

1. OBJECTION TO THE PENANG RECLAMATION AND PERAK SAND MINING: More than a hundred fishermen from various units and associations from Penang and Perak are gathered here today, together with NGOs and concerned citizens who are in solidarity, at this peaceful rally outside the Parliament to protest the Penang South Reclamation project (PSR) and the …

Disturbing trend of individuals keeping wildlife as pets

There have been several incidents recently which have highlighted a disturbing trend of individuals keeping wildlife as pets. The first incident highlighted in the media was a Sun Bear which a Malaysian singer had initially mistaken for a dog. Within the same week was a case of a Brahminy Kite which had been held captive for a year in …