Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) was founded in 1977 to combat worsening environmental deterioration triggered by the country’s rapid development. SAM joined Friends of the Earth International in 1983, and publishes a number of books and newsletters in English and in Bahasa Malaysia. The group’s campaign work encompasses pollution, land-use, deforestation, fisheries, energy, water, dams, agriculture, Indigenous Peoples’ rights and tourism. It has offices in Penang and Sarawak.