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DISCLOSE SOURCE OF POLLUTION OF RIVERS AND LAKES IN PAHANG

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.

HALT LOGGING AND MINING PROJECTS IN PAHANG - SAM URGES

Pollution of Sungai Pahang, Tasik Chini and Tasik Mentiga

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Pahang government to stop logging and mining activities in the state to curb the worsening problem of pollution of the Pahang River, Tasik  Chini and Tasik Mentiga in the district of Pekan.  

The problem that has persisted for more than 20 years does not only affect the water catchment and water supply for more than 10,000 Felda Chini settlers and communities in the surrounding areas but also the livelihood of the Orang Asli communities in the district whose source of income has been affected.

RIVER IN SUNGAI PETANI, KEDAH GETTING MORE POLLUTED

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the  Sungai Petani Municipal Council (MPSPK), Department of Environment (DoE) and the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) to take urgent action to resolve the river pollution in Sungai Petani which is getting worse.

The river pollution that has been on-going for more than 10 years now has not only caused the river to be full of rubbish and waste but has also made the water become black and smelly.