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GEORGE TOWN, June 26 — Two non-governmental organisations (NGO) have called for stern action to be taken against the Lost Paradise Hotel owner responsible for the retaining wall collapse that killed...
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GEORGE TOWN, June 20 — The RM2,000 fine imposed on a landowner for illegal dumping was a mere slap on the wrist compared to the environmental damage and the dangers it caused, Sahabat Alam Malaysia ...
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GEORGE TOWN: The Magistrate’s Court today slapped a maximum fine of RM2,000 on a landowner, three months after hundreds of bags of waste from China was discovered in a 6ha site on an oil palm estate...
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LETTER | Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) expresses shock at the recent deaths of three elephants at a plantation area of a village in Kampung Sri Timur 3, Kluang, Johor.
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SAHABAT Alam Malaysia (SAM) is extremely saddened by the deaths and ill health of the Bateq community living in Kampung Koh, Gua Musang, Kelantan.
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SAHABAT Alam Malaysia (SAM) refers to the upcoming elephant sanctuary in Kota Tinggi, Johor, known as the Kampung Panti Elephant Sanctuary and another proposed sanctuary to be built in Hulu Perak.
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MAY 31 — The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) refer to Lynas’s announcement in the press (the Sun, May 29, 2019) by Professor Ismail Bahari, the General Man...
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IPOH, May 30 ― The Perak state government has been urged to suspend the logging concessionaire at Air Cepam Forest Reserve following issues raised by the Orang Asli community.
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MAY 30 — Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) fully supports the statement issued by YB Wong Tack, MP for Bentong on 29 May 2019.
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KUALA LANGAT: Much of the e-waste in Malaysia has ended up in the hands of scrap collectors and scavengers who have no qualms about burning cables and wires to get to the metal within, although this method is bad for health and the environment.
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NIBONG TEBAL: Environ­mentalists who went to plant mangrove trees at the Sungai Tengah river mouth, received a rude shock when they saw pitch black water and an oil slick so thick that it appeared to flow into the sea.
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GEORGE TOWN: For someone who had never used a smartphone, much less owned one, S.M. Mohamed Idris is a social media sensation.
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GEORGE TOWN: The new president of the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) and its sister organisation, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) will be announced after the society holds its full council meeting ...
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GEORGE TOWN, May 20 — More than 6,000 fishermen in northern Perak will also be indirectly affected by the proposed Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project, an environmental group claimed today.
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SM Mohamed Idris stands out in the memory of most Malaysians not merely because he was at the forefront of two leading grassroots organisations, namely Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Consumers As...
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CIVIL group Aliran notes the passing of SM Mohamed Idris at the age of 93 with sadness.
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GEORGE TOWN: Hundreds of people from all walks of life came to pay their last respects to the iconic leader of the civil society movement - S. M. Mohamed Idris - who passed away due to old age at the ...
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GEORGE TOWN, May 18 ― Born in India 93 years ago, the legendary activist SM Mohamed Idris was interred at the Perak Road Muslim Cemetery at 10.30am today.
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GEORGE TOWN, May 18 ― Unlike politicians and some activists, SM Mohamed Idris was always consistent in his 50-year fight as Penang Consumers’ Association (CAP) president to protect consumers, as w...
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GEORGE TOWN, May 17 — For the past 50 years, SM Mohamed Idris led an activism movement that has championed consumer, social and environmental issues.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — As news of Consumer Association of Penang (CAP) president SM Mohamed Idris’ death at 93 started to spread, tributes to the man have flooded social media.
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IPOH, May 9 — Environmentalists campaigning to turn Segari Melintang into Perak’s fifth state park have been stunned by news of a proposed oil refinery in Tanjung Hantu that is within the confines...
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THROUGHOUT its first year in power in Terengganu, PAS' strategy has been to work with its new friend Umno while maintaining a relationship with Pakatan Harapan in Putrajaya.
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GEORGE TOWN, May 8 — Irresponsible parties have been dumping solid waste, including industrial waste, along river bunds in Southern Seberang Perai for at least a few years without action being taken...
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IPOH, May 7 — The Perak state government should gazette areas yet to be earmarked for industrial development at Segari Melintang in Lumut as state parks, said Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM). SAM field ...
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LETTER | Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is upset that the federal government and several states in Peninsular Malaysia are still pursuing policies and approving the implementation of large scale monocult...
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IPOH, April 30 — Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) president SM Mohamed Idris today raised concern over the increasing trend of monoculture plantations in permanent reserved forests in the country.
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IPOH, April 30 ― Nineteen non-government organisations and around 100 Orang Asli from various villages braved the rain today send a memorandum to the state government protesting deforestation and fa...
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IPOH: Some 100 orang asli from various villages and environmental groups in Perak held a demonstration here against projects developing the forests in the state.
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IN conjunction with Earth Day today, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) would like to highlight the fact that at least one-fifth of mammals found in Malaysia is facing extinction.
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APRIL 19 — CAP and SAM are relieved to read the clarification by Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad that the National Physical Planning Council (NPPC) has not approved the Penang South ...
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The National Physical Planning Council (NPPC) has yet to give the green light to the Penang South Reclamation project (PSR). This was announced by Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad via a...
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GEORGE TOWN (April 18): The proposed Penang South Reclamation (PSR) mega project has received the approval from the National Physical Planning Council (NPPC), reports said today.
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GEORGE TOWN, April 18 ― The Penang state government must reveal the 18 conditions attached to federal approval of the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project, two non-governmental organisations (NGOs...
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GEORGE TOWN: Penang will go ahead with the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) despite criticisms that the project was unnecessary and a waste of public funds.
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THE Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) are very upset by the Penang Chief Minister’s announcement yesterday that the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for t...
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GEORGE TOWN (April 15): The Penang authorities are “ignoring public objections”, said non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the state in reaction to the news that the RM7 billion Pan Island Lin...
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LETTER | The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) are very upset by the announcement by Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow today that the Environmental Impact Asse...
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PETALING JAYA: The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) are upset by that the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Pan-Island Link (PIL) has been approved ...
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GEORGE TOWN, April 15 — The Penang government is ignoring public objections by pushing ahead with the RM7 billion Pan Island Link 1 (PIL1) that has gained regulatory approval, two non-governmental g...
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IPOH, April 15 — The future of the country’s second national geopark — Kinta Valley geopark — is in doubt following claims that the forest farm development project at the Kledang Saiong and Bu...
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SAHABAT Alam Malaysia (SAM) is concerned about the recent arsenic pollution in Sungai Rui in Gerik, Perak, as not only is it affecting the water quality and the marine ecosystem but the lives of human...
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LETTER | Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) refer to the letter by Lynas Malaysia reported in Malaysiakini on 5 April 2019, which says that our recent statements...
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IPOH, April 5 — The Department of Environment (DOE) must act against those responsible for introducing poisonous arsenic into Sungai Rui in Hulu Perak, environmental groups said today.
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LETTER | Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) are shocked by the recent statement of Entrepreneur Development Minister Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof, who said Lynas Malays...
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KUANTAN: Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) president S.M. Mohamed Idris says that Lynas Malaysia's latest statement on its water leach purification (WLP) residue was “unscientific and defied common sense and logic”.
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PETALING JAYA: Lynas Malaysia today maintained that its water leached purification (WLP) residue is Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM). It said statements by Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — Amid pressure to send its waste home, the local outfit for Australian rare earth miner Lynas today rejected claims that its Pahang operation produced dangerous radioactive re...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 — The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) criticised Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof today for saying Lynas...
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IPOH, April 2 — Environmental groups today reiterated their call for the Perak government to gazette Pulau Sembilan, a cluster of islands off the coast of Bagan Datuk, as a marine park following the...
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IPOH, April 1 — The Perak government’s plans to open a fifth state park at Segari Melintang in Lumut may not happen after all as the Malaysian Armed Forces reportedly wants to use it as a training...
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LANGKAWI (March 29): Aerospace engineering company Strand Aerospace Malaysia (SAM) Sdn Bhd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UK-based aerospace company Samad Aerospace Ltd to jointly...
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PETALING JAYA: Mud waste pollution in the waters off Teluk Bahang has caused the catches of the 200 inshore fishermen in the area to drop by more than 50%, environmental group Sahabat Alam Malaysia sa...
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DESPITE the fact that the country’s administration has changed and we are now popularly known as “New Malaysia”, the governance of forest resources, especially permanent reserved forests (PRFs),...
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IPOH (March 8): A number of environmental NGOs are prepared to work closely with the Perak state government to replant trees as part of the conservation efforts in an area near Bukit Kledang, ...
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IPOH: A number of environmental NGOs are prepared to work closely with the Perak state government to replant trees as part of the conservation efforts in an area near Bukit Kledang, where the forest l...
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IPOH, March 7 ― Parti Socialis Malaysia (PSM) central committee member R. Mohanarani today urged the authorities to reveal the name of the company involved in the illegal land clearing at Kledang Hi...
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GEORGE TOWN, March 6 — A total of 15 non-governmental organisations (NGO) and six individuals today attended the public hearing on the draft Penang Structure Plan 2030 (PSP) to present their proposa...
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PETALING JAYA: Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) today called on ministers and top government officials to stop using outdated “legal fictions and culturally offensive terms of the Old Malaysia” in deal...
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It was previously announced that the government would stop the practice of issuing special number plate series to NGOs. However, any series that were previously approved before this decision would be ...
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LETTER | Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) calls upon the Malaysian government to cancel all proposed coastal reclamation projects in the country.
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GEORGE TOWN, Feb 27 — The draft Penang Structure Plan 2030 (PSP 2030) will be submitted to the state planning committee (SPC) on March 14 for its approval, state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo said.
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GEORGE TOWN, Feb 27 — Environmental group Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) wants the government to call off the proposed creation of three artificial islands touted to turn Penang into Malaysia’s “Ma...
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IPOH, Feb 22 — Work to replant the area on Kledang Hill, which an oil palm plantation had encroached into, has begun, said landowner MB Incorporated (MBInc). MBInc said it had obtained permission fr...
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SEBERANG PERAI, Feb 21 — SAM Engineering and Equipment (M) Bhd (SAMEE) sees strong prospects for the aerospace industry that is expanding its footprint here with the launch of its new plant in Penan...
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Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) has called on Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Xavier Jayakumar to maintain the moratorium on bauxite mining in Kuantan.
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IPOH, Feb 19 — Perak should hold public consultations like Selangor when planning to remove forest reserve status from any land, said Persatuan Aktivis Sahabat Alam (Kuasa) president Hafizudin Nasar...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 ― The Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry must state whether it has consulted the relevant authority on its move to lift the moratorium on bauxite mining as it does not h...
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MIRI: Ground surveys by Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) show that vast areas of forests adjacent to the Mulu National Park have already been cut down.
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IPOH, Feb 15 — Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) has called on the Perak state government to consult non-governmental organisations before deciding on changing land use, forest and natural resources.
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IPOH, Feb 13 — Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu today said that the state government awarded a newly-formed company 400 hectares of land concessions over two forest reserves through direct negotiations...
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IPOH, Feb 12 — Perak Umno waded into the 400-hectare forest reserve controversy by questioning if the award to a RM2 company by the Perak state government was made with an open tender.
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IPOH: The Perak state government will not hesitate to take action against illegal occupants of state-owned land, says Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.
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Two non-governmental organisations have called on the Penang government to disclose the conditions under which work is being allowed to proceed at the site where a landslide occured last year in Jalan...
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GEORGE TOWN: An NGO today claimed that a fire caused by an illegal dumpsite nearly reduced a mangrove forest in Penang to ashes last week.
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PETALING JAYA: A storm may be brewing over the inclusion of Taiping – touted as Peninsular Malaysia’s wettest town – on the list of the world’s 100 Sustainable Cities last year.
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IPOH, Jan 1 ― The Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) conservation group has questioned Taiping’s listing among 2018’s Top 100 Sustainable Destinations.