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Villagers Worried Over Sand Dredging Operation in Sedim, Baling, Kedah

En.Mohd Zainol bin Md Isa.

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is very concerned about the sand dredging operations in  Kampung Pekan Sedim and Kampung Bukit Rawa, Sedim, in the district of Baling, Kedah, of which a large number of villagers here are worried.

Residents of four villages in the surrounding area, namely Kampung Bukit Rawa, Kampung Pekan Sedim, Kampung Gelugur and Kampung Kepala Titi expressed their concern over the sand dredging activities as various problems will arise if the operations continue. Among the problems are that their daily lives will be affected, and the main route of Kampung Bukit Rawa road will also be used by large lorries transporting the dredged sand.

The China Ban’s Wake-Up Call: Recycling is Not Enough

Leaders from Around the World Demand Less Plastic

January 22, 2018-Recycling professionals, environmentalists, and policy influencers are calling for a significant reduction in the production of plastics, citing China’s recent ban on plastic waste imports from other countries as a “wake-up call” that we can’t recycle our way out of plastic pollution.

SAM Urges Authorities To Address Problems Faced By Teluk Bahang Coastal Fishers

PENANG: Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry, Penang state government and local authority to investigate and take immediate action to address the problems faced by the Teluk Bahang coastal fishers here.

In a survey conducted by SAM after receiving complaints from the fishermen, we found that the pollution from concrete wastes on coastal and marine areas here was severe and endangered the fishermen. The rocks and piles found in this area can cause injuries not only to fishermen but also to the public who frequent this area.

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Objection of Clearcut Logging Bukit Enggang Forest Reserve

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) objects to clear cut logging of trees covering 500 hectares in parts of Bukit Enggang Forest Reserve (Compartments 12, 13, 14 & 15 of HS Bukit Enggang) for the purpose of establishing a forest plantation (monoculture cultivation in a Permanent Reserved Forest).

The extractive activity (logging) by uncontrolled clear cutting of original forest trees had caused erosion of many watercourses and tributaries in the licensed area and also resulted in sediment deposition.

The impact of the destruction of watercourses and tributaries has affected the ecosystem and the community's water resources, particularly in the nearby settlements.