Tag: sand mining
Reclamation and offshore sand mining have affected both the livelihood and health of coastal fishermen.
SPAN chairman Charles Santiago says a police report has been lodged on the matter.
It's not a demand for compensation or a stand against development, but a call to protect the rights of fishermen and to safeguard the environment.
They say the reclamation project and the sand mining activities in Perak will affect the environment as well as the livelihood of fishermen in the states.
Sand mining, should it occur, will take a huge toll on both the people and the environment.
Combined with losses of soil-holding mangroves and accelerating groundwater extraction, which can lead to land sinking, the mining is increasing climate-related threats for those living in low-lying coastal areas.
DAP's Sungkai assemblyman A Sivanesan says he did not give orders for clearing and sand mining work to start on farm land in Bidor.
Penang DCM claims environment and natural resources ministry is hiding commercial intent of dredging the rivers to export sand to India.
The DAP leader says Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar is championing fishermen and criticising the reclamation in Penang but has remained silent on projects in other states that affect fishermen and the environment.
If states in India wish to import sand to protect their own riverbeds, what about the environmental impact on Malaysia?
Selangor MB maintains arrest of his nephew by MACC is politically-motivated and says revenue from sand mining has shown increase in state.
MACC chief commissioner Dzulkifli Ahmad says action taken in investigating graft allegations linked to sand mining activities in Selangor was done professionally and without undue interference.
The Red Shirts leader claims unnamed leader keeps his money overseas to be channelled to Malaysia for upcoming 14th general election.
The court says Tamil Nadu does not have provisions to deal with sand imported from foreign countries, and orders the state government to ensure ecological balance.
The Indian state’s law minister says a company had participated in the bidding process to supply sand because it has legal permission to export sand from Malaysia.
Malaysian firms are in talks with the Tamil Nadu and Karnataka state governments to export river sand to help meet the shortage of sand in those states.
This is to assist in investigations on the PKR Youth leader’s alleged “unusual” wealth.
Ampang MP questions MACC’s move to keep her PKR colleague Adam Rosly in custody over investigation into his wealth.
State government expects revenue from sand mining to go up from RM600,000 in 2015 to RM4.8 million this year with stricter enforcement.
The ex-director of a government agency is one of two nabbed in a high profile MACC probe.
River pollution is affecting about 300 villagers in Kampung Lalang, Kuala, Lipis, and the Pahang government has been urged to act to curb the problem.
CAP's study reveals that sand mining activities in eight districts in Kedah caused massive environmental problems.
NGO urges the authorities to stop sand mining immediately as it is causing irreversible damage to the environment, affecting lives and livelihood.
The MACC review panel clears the minister of any wrongdoing in the NFC scandal, and at the same time, recommends that the PKR deputy president's case be re-investigated.
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