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SAM Welcomes DoE Decision To Stop Reclamation Project In Kuala Kedah Pending EIA Approval

Sahabat Alam Malaysia welcomes the decision made by the Department of Environment (DoE) to issue a stop-work order to the developer of a coastal reclamation project dubbed “The Dubai of Malaysia” in Kuala Kedah .

The DoE director general had confirmed to the media that the order was issued through a notice dated 15 May 2017.  SAM had brought up this matter with the DoE in mid-March 2017 after we discovered that the reclamation work in Kuala Kedah had started although the EIA was still being displayed for public review.


Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Kedah government to take immediate action to stop logging activities in Bukit Perangin, district of Kubang Pasu  because it threatens the environment and affects the lives of residents living near the area.

In addition to polluting the river water which is used by more than 400 villagers for their daily use, paddy farmers in the area were also affected. Among the villages affected by this problem are  Kampung Wang Perah, Kampung Bukit and Kampung Kubang Betong.


The polluted Chini Lake.

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to immediately disclose the findings of investigations by the Department of Environment (DOE) of Pahang on the sources of pollution of Sungai Pahang, Sungai Temerloh, Tasik Chini and Tasik Mentiga.

Disclosure regarding the sources of pollution is essential because the problem is becoming more serious and threatening  water quality, fisheries and various species of plants in the said rivers and lakes.

Report: Friends of the Earth warn ADB: Stop coal financing or jeopardise Asia's future

Asian Development Bank 50th Annual General Meeting, Yokohama, Japan

Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific today released a report calling on the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to cease all funding of coal projects, saying that its current climate and energy policies are incompatible and hypocritical.

This year the ADB turns 50, and in the last decade alone it has financed over US $3 billion in coal projects across the Asia Pacific region and was one of the largest international public financiers of coal. Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific, a network of environmental and social justice groups across the region says this must stop now if we are to avert dangerous climate change.

Halt the Mission – Nuclear Energy is NOT an Option!

The Malaysian Coalition Against Nuclear (MyCAN) is appalled that the Malaysian Government is determined to go down the nuclear energy route with the completion of the Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) mission for Phase 1 of ‘readiness’ that was conducted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) last October.

When receiving the final mission report from the IAEA on March 8, at the sideline of the 8th Annual Nuclear Power Asia Conference, held in Kuala Lumpur, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri proclaimed that Malaysia is ‘thoroughly prepared’ to decide on adoption of nuclear power generation.