Five years after CAP reported (on 25.10.2010) the sale of an electrically heated “warmness pillow” to the Electricity Commission (EC), it issued a directive prohibiting the import, manufacture, sale, advertising of the product on 23.10.2015. However, there has been no enforcement of this directive. CAP was able to purchase one of these pillows on 26.4.2016.
By Khoo Salmah Nasution
President, Penang Heritage Trust
The newly announced Penang Transport Masterplan proposes a transport hub at the Prangin Canal. The open space is important to the people who live and work around it. The Prangin Market, the Prangin Canal, the heritage shophouses and the underground remains make this place rich with social memory.
Prangin Canal was built in 1804 as part of a defensive moat around George Town. It later became a busy waterway for small boats and the area around the Prangin Market developed into a bustling trading place. Today the Prangin Canal is located at the edge of the George Town World Heritage Site.
We, the undersigned civil society organisations, wish to issue the following statement in response to the Penang Master Transport Plan.
We support the idea of a transport masterplan and the need to prioritise public transport over the present private car-centric transport system. We wish to commend the Penang State Government for this pro-active move. However there are very fundamental and critical issues that need to be addressed before the current proposals by SRS are acceptable.
Earlier this month, a media reported an incident where a clinic assistant labelled the medicines wrongly resulting in adverse consequences for the child concerned. According to the article the child was taken to a clinic in Pasir Mas, Kelantan for rashes. He was prescribed an antibiotic and a lotion for external application.
The clinic assistant labelled the medicines wrongly resulting in the lotion being labelled as the antibiotic. The lotion prescribed was Gamascab which is indicated for the treatment of head lice. The child fell very ill on consuming the lotion and had to be admitted to Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab in Kota Bahru. Fortunately the child recovered from the ordeal.
Mr Mohideen Vice President of CAP planting a tree.
CAP celebrates Earth Day 2016
Our planet is currently losing over 15 billion trees each year, equivalent to 48 football fields every minute. This is outrageous. In Malaysia, we have been losing our precious trees to make way for development, logging, large-scale plantations, urbanization, road projects, etc. Our task now is to stop indiscriminate felling of trees and start planting more trees.
In 1970, the year of the first Earth Day, the movement gave voice to an emerging consciousness, channeling human energy toward environmental issues. In honour of Earth Day’s 50th anniversary in 2020, the Earth Day Network has announced Trees for the Earth, a plan to plant 7.8 billion trees by Earth Day 2020: one tree for every person on the planet.