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 …

SHRIMP FARMING ACTIVITY THREATENS DRAINAGE SYSTEM IN KUALA SG PINANG

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) and the Fisheries Department to investigate the problem of shallow drainage caused by effluents from shrimp ponds in Kuala Sungai Pinang, Balik Pulau, Penang.  The long-standing problem which has been going on since 10 years ago will be further polluting the environment, affect fisheries and …

CAP AND RESIDENTS OBJECT TO POLLUTION FROM PLASTIC WASTE RECYCLING PLANTS IN SUNGAI PETANI,KEDAH.

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and residents staying near the industrial areas in Sungai Petani, Kuala Muda District in the state of Kedah object to the operations of plastic waste recycling factories including illegal recycling plants for causing serious air pollution here from a year ago. Following the complaint lodged by the community representatives, CAP has sent a letter with 3,298 signatures of residents petitioning the Minister of Energy, …