Earthworks on Steep Hill Slopes Whats Going On?

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is gravely concerned and alarmed over earthworks and hill-cutting being carried out on very steep slopes at Mount Erskine in Penang, quite close to the Mont Residence apartments in Tanjung Tokong. SAM was alerted to the hill-cutting by concerned Penangites, who shared pictures of the on-going earthworks. We understand that a …

CAP: Do Not Drive Our Children Into The Streets

Youth involved in Basikal Lajak should be provided suitable space and facilities to express their talents in a safe environment. This is something natural. They should not be driven into the streets where they can be considered a nuisance and endanger themselves and others. Trying to ban such activities will not be successful and will …

Ban all e-cigarettes and vaping devices

There were three recent suspected cases of vaping-related illnesses in Malaysia and these should raise red flags for the Malaysian Ministry of Health (MoH) to ban all e-cigarettes and vaping devices. The government should not involve the tobacco industry (TI) in any tobacco control policy discussion because TI is known to interfere with governments’ formulation …

Mount Erskine Underpass is NOT the Best Option

This statement is in response to the Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow’s claim that the Mt Erskine underpass is the best option to solve traffic woes as reported in the Star, Nov 8, 2019. We offer five reasons why not only it is not the best option but even more so it is a waste of rate …

VVIPs involvement in poaching

The latest revelation by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) that VVIPs are involved in the illegal wildlife trade and poaching is indeed cause for concern. Stopping poaching requires action against these wealthy and influential bosses of often extremely well connected organised crime gangs. It is not just about catching and jailing poachers because there’s …