Posts Tagged ‘Sahabat Alam Malaysia’

Group Calls for Action in Malaysia, Cites The Lizard King

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Yesterday, students at Cornell asked me what the Malaysian Wildlife Department is doing about illegal wildlife traffickers.  Today, this editorial in Malaysiakini  gives an answer.  SAM is Friends of the Earth Malaysia

From Malaysiakini:

Reveal details of probe into wildlife smuggling
SM Mohd Idris | Oct 29, 09

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) refers to a media interview with the infamous wildlife smuggler some months ago and the revelation that Malaysia is a ‘wildlife hotspot’.  Following the big splash in the media, the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry stepped in to investigate allegations of special permit abuses and probe a high-ranking officer involved in these alleged smuggling activities. (more…)

Letter to the Editor Cites The Lizard King “Shocking Revelation”

Monday, August 24th, 2009

A letter running today in the New Straits Times.

WILDLIFE SMUGGLING: MACC should look into case

S.M. MOHD IDRIS President Sahabat Alam Malaysia
letters@nst.com.my
2009/08/24

NEWS of the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry’s review of a former wildlife trafficker’s special permits and licences as well as a probe into a high-ranking officer is most welcome.

Action to conduct an investigation is long overdue as investigations should have been initiated at the very beginning with the publication of the book by author Bryan Christie (sic).

It is a shocking revelation of what goes on behind the smuggling scene and the involvement of a Malaysian wildlife smuggler operating under the nose of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks.

Evidence from the book revealed a close nexus between wildlife smugglers and certain government officials. (more…)

Letter to the Editor, Friends of the Earth Malaysia

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Following is a Letter to the Editor, by Friends of the Earth Malaysia (Sahabat Alam Malaysia) published by BERNAMA, Malaysian National News Agency.  The letter follows-up the New Straits Times feature on The Lizard King:

Dear Editor,

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) refers to the book ‘The Lizard King’ by Bryan Christy. It is a shocking revelation of (more…)