Tue, 23 Apr 2019, 8:34 AM
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Topic: Sahabat Alam Malaysia

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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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THE Consumers Association of Penang and Sahabat Alam Malaysia are relieved to read the clarification by Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad that the National Physical Planning Council (NPP...
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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: The long-awaited federal approvals for Penang’s mega projects are finally at hand, with the latest being for a plan to reclaim three islands that will give the state a land bank worth an estimated RM70bil.
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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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GEORGE TOWN: An environmental group has voiced outrage over news that a highway project tunnelling through the hill ranges of Penang island is likely to continue despite its warnings and objections ov...
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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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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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GEORGE TOWN: Three Penang-based civil society groups today expressed surprise that the authorities did not invite them to a public hearing for the proposed 2030 state structure plan (PSP). The plan wi...
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GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Island City Council today announced plans to beautify and renew back lanes in town, turning them into green spaces at the cost of RM15 million over the next five years.
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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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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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GEORGE TOWN: Unused land, whether owned by the government or in private hands, is in demand in Penang to be turned into dumping grounds for construction and industrial waste, a state executive council...
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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.