If at the time, government bodies with authority, such as the Ministry of Higher Education, had done something about the Allianze University College of Medical Sciences (AUCMS) issue, there is a distinct possibility that this whole fiasco could have been averted. Now, after all that has happened, AUCMS has asked the federal government for a loan to handle its financial crisis. The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) believes that under no circumstance should the federal government support or even consider giving AUCMS a loan for the following reasons:
The Associations of Banks in Malaysia (ABM) has endeavoured to address the Consumers Association of Penang’s (CAP) concerns regarding Malaysia’s cyber security but unfortunately have left many queries unanswered. CAP believes it is necessary that we spell out our concerns clearly and in detail once more, so that they may be addressed appropriately; and we hope that relevant parties are able to explain things in a plain manner.
We would much appreciate it if those in charge could explain to us very specifically, what new measures will banks take to ensure our cyber security is iron clad. After all, vague explanations accompanied by declarations of repeating the same old security measures to combat new threats do not exactly incite consumer confidence.
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) remains seriously concerned that Malaysia continues to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) with 11 other countries including the United States. Hence CAP has sent a letter to the Prime Minister of Malaysia and submitted copies to all Ministers urging the Government to withdraw from the whole negotiation and not sign the TPPA. Below is our letter to Y.A.B. Dato' Sri Mohd. Najib Bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak and Cabinet Ministers.
November 14 is World Diabetes Day. On this occasion, the Consumers Association of Penang calls on consumers to reduce their sugar intake by as much as 80% to curb diabetes which is increasing at an alarming rate in Malaysia.
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) supports the Public Accounts Committee (PAC)’s call for "appropriate action" to be taken against the negligence displayed by several officials in approving the use of an incinerator technology without conducting any due diligence on the claims made by the contractor appointed to build the facilities. In addition to the officials mentioned by the PAC, CAP views that the Cabinet Committee, Department of Environment, the review panel and consultants of the four environmental impact assessment reports should also be held responsible for endorsing this technology.