Soon after CAP had raised the issue of TM charging RM5.00 for their printed bills starting January 2016, TM had in a meeting with CAP said that they were reconsidering the mechanism of how they deliver bills to their customers.
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Kedah State Government, Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) and Baling District Office to investigate the cause of flash floods that recently occurred in Ulu Legong.
The flash flood had seriously affected more than 15 families here wherein their belongings were destroyed or damaged.
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is shocked that the Government is making a mockery of Parliament by seeking a blank cheque for the country to be tied to the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).
In its resolution before Parliament the Government wants a mandate to sign AND ratify the TPPA. Signing before a full understanding of the implications of the host of new obligations and commitments is bad enough, but to ask Parliament to agree to ratification that is a legally binding step at this stage is tantamount to the Government admitting it will disregard growing consternation from many Malaysians.
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) are concerned to learn that works on three highway projects in Penang would proceed as early as June 2016. The State Local Government Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow was quoted by media that the three highways are critical to mitigate traffic congestion.
It is disconcerting that the road projects that may have significant environmental impacts and affect the well being of the people near the routes are being endorsed without proper public consultation.
The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Maritime Enforcement Agency of Malaysia (Agensi Penguatkuasaan Maritim Malaysia -- APMM) and the Perak State Fisheries Department to take urgent action to resolve problems faced by about 500 coastal fishers in Kuala Kurau who are threatened by Apollo net users.
The problem that has occurred since the last 30 years has not only jeopardized the livelihood of the coastal fishers in the area whose catch has dwindled to 70% every time they went fishing in the sea but has also led to the decline of fishery resources in the waters here.