Environmental Governance

The Plastic Waste Value Chain in Malaysia

How did the plastic waste crisis happen in 2018? Why did UK, US, Japan and more send their plastic rubbish to Malaysia?
Was it because of corruption? What is happening now?

This infographic shows how complex it is to regulate plastic waste recycling in Malaysia.

More transparency, stringency needed to preserve human rights and environment from plastic waste imports, says C4 report

Press Statement dated 17 March 2021:  One of our aims here was to link the climate crisis, environmental governance with the entire area of anti-corruption, of accountable governance, and access to information.

C4 Center Special Report: Malaysia is not a "Garbage Dump": Citizens against corruption, complacency, crime, and climate crisis

This report examines the value chains of the import, transport, and processing of plastic waste in Malaysia, tracing the actors and agencies involved in regulating the value chains.  The overall aim of this study was to examine the illegality surrounding plastic recycling in Malaysia, how it occurred, and the implications on the peoples’ right to a safe, clean, healthy, and sustainable environment. 


C4 Center Brief No 1: Good Governance and the Global Plastic Waste Trade

China's ban on waste materials distrupted the global market for recyclable material, leading to an influx of waste to Souteast Asian countries. Research was carried out from November 2019 to March 2021 to examine the value chains of the import, transport, and processing of plastic waste in recycling facilities in Malaysia, and to trace the actors and agencies involved in regulating the chains. The aim of the research is to investigate the problem of illegality linked to imported olastic waste in the country.

Webinar & Report Launch - Malaysia is not a "Garbage Dump" - by C4 Center & Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM)

Malaysia has been a "Garbage Dump" since 2018. Illegal dumpsites and factories continue to destroy our environment, pollute our air, and cause health problems for nearby communities.

What are the challenges faced in managing this global problem? What is the impact of foreign plastic waste in Malaysia? What are the solutions? Should countries ban the export of plastic waste?

C4 Center & Sahabat Alam Malaysia, organised a webinar featuring an impressive list of experts, local and international speakers, including former minister, YB Yeo Bee Yin on Tuesday, 16th March 4.00pm (MYT).


The environmental impact assessment (EIA) for Lynas’s Permanent Disposal Facility (PDF) revealed that 202.35 hectares (ha) of Bukit Ketam will be developed as a Multi-Category Industrial Scheduled Waste Disposal Site (MCISW Disposal Site). This area will be carved out of the Bukit Kuantan Forest Reserve and Lynas’s PDF will take up 58.25ha or 29% of this land.

The company in charge of developing Lynas' RM400m Permanent Disposal Facility (PDF) is Gading Senggara Sdn Bhd.

Who is behind Gading Senggara Sdn Bhd?

Kuala Langat, Kearah Pusat Pencemaran

Adakah tadbir urus alam sekitar dikendalikan dengan baik di negara kita? Adakah terdapat unsur-unsur politik dan pihak dengan konflik kepentingan yang meletakkan keuntungan sebelum rakyat (profit before people)? Apakah hubungan antara korupsi, pencemaran, kesihatan awam dan hak asasi manusia?

Ikuti Sesi Perbincangan secara Facebook Live anjuran SUARAM & C4.


Taman Rimba Kiara a hard-fought victory

The Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4 Center) lauds the unanimous decision made by the Court of Appeal with regards to the Taman Rimba Kiara case, where the development order for the project is considered null and void.