Author: SM Mohamed Idris
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  • SAM maintains stand to oppose sturgeon project
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Today 12:13PM
  • Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is aghast at the government’s decision to go ahead with the sturgeon fish farm even though a detailed impact assessment (DEIA) is still pending.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/276156
  • Are we really practising sustainable forestry?
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Sep 26, 2014 2:33PM
  • Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) deplores the decision of the Pahang state government to permit forest conversion activities to take place within the Lesong Permanent Reserved Forest (PRF) in Kuala Rompin.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/275833
  • Test loom bands and clear the confusion
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Sep 23, 2014 1:00PM
  • As of late there has been a lot of conflicting news in circulation about loom bands and phthalates - a harmful chemical commonly found in plastic products. Looms bands have become a nationwide craze; popular among children and adults alike. Therefore it is a concern for us, the Consumer’s Association of Penang (CAP), that there are such contradictory reports on whether or not loom bands are safe.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/275467
  • ‘No’ to water rate discount for construction sector
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Sep 19, 2014 11:37AM
  • The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) regrets that the Penang state government has consented to a 35 percent rebate on the proposed water rate hike for the construction and renovation sector. This means that instead of the proposed RM3 per 1,000 litres, they will only have to pay RM1.95 per 1,000 litres.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/275095
  • Overinsuring properties for fire insurance
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Aug 27, 2014 6:34PM
  • Banks are exploiting mortgagors by taking out fire insurance on the mortgaged properties to cover the full amount of the loan which in almost all cases will be about 90 percent of the market value of the properties.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/272913
  • Elephants running out of room
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Aug 25, 2014 12:15PM
  • Human-elephant conflict throughout elephant ranges in Malaysia has been steadily increasing since the 90s because of continued loss of the elephant habitat, which forces the pachyderms to encroach into plantations in search of food, water and mates.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/272640
  • US certification for TPPA will violate sovereignty
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Aug 21, 2014 4:37PM
  • The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is deeply concerned by the shocking process by which the United States of America (USA) squeezes more concessions from other countries it negotiates free trade agreements (FTAs) with, even after the treaty’s text is signed.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/272314
  • Factory-farmed animals raises concerns
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Aug 19, 2014 11:37AM
  • As large-scale livestock farming spreads throughout the developing world, so does concern about conditions for the animals raised in these facilities. Meat consumption has grown sharply along with rising prosperity. More meat is now produced in the developing world than in the high-income countries.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/272054
  • Traffic law enforcement shouldn't be seasonal
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Jul 24, 2014 1:27PM
  • Year after year we have Ops Sikap, now changed to Ops Selamat, to stop the carnage from our road crashes during our festive seasons. Malaysia was ranked 20th globally for the most road deaths in 2011, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Eighteen people are killed daily in road crashes and according to the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros), the figure is expected to rise to 29 by 2020.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/269749
  • SAM reiterates stand against sturgeon farming
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Jul 2, 2014 12:00PM
  • Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) once again reiterates its stand against the breeding of sturgeon fish for its caviar under the Felda project.  When the plan was first mooted in July last year by Felda, SAM had strongly objected against a project of this nature, citing various environmental concerns.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/267437
  • Stop off-shoring worker health risks, Apple told
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Jun 13, 2014 1:17PM
  • On June 10, 2014, the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) joined more than 80 environmental and human rights organisations and occupational health professionals to send a letter to Lisa Jackson, vice-president of environmental affairs at Apple, urging the company to remove hazardous chemicals from its supplier factories in an effort to protect workers from grave illnesses.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/265594
  • Why still no action on pygmy elephant deaths?
  • SM Mohamed Idris | May 26, 2014 1:27PM
  • Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is further irked by the silence maintained by the Natural Resource and Environment Ministry, the Sabah Wildlife Department, the Sabah police and the deputy public prosecutor (DPP) regarding the deaths of the 14 pygmy elephants.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/263884
  • Arrival of pandas is nothing to shout about
  • SM Mohamed Idris | May 19, 2014 11:32AM
  • Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is truly sceptical about the panda rental programme, while Malaysian officials await excitedly the arrival of China’s adorable export.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/263168
  • Stop using weedkillers to clean canals and rivers
  • SM Mohamed Idris | May 6, 2014 5:19PM
  • The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries Ministry and related agencies to prohibit any person who is given the responsibility of cleaning irrigation canals and rivers from using herbicides or weedkillers for this purpose.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/262022
  • CAP: Inceif has not refuted statistics and facts
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Jan 16, 2014 12:00PM
  • We refer to the Global University of Islamic Finance’s (Inceif) accusation that CAP’s claim that Islamic personal loans offered by banks are a rip-off is baseless. On Dec 16, 2013, CAP had made a press statement that a loan with an effective profit rate of 42 percent was a rip-off.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/251927
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