The Consumers Association of Penang calls on consumers to avoid eating meat for the benefit of our health and environment.
A latest study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) found "sufficient evidence in humans that the consumption of meat especially processed meat causes colorectal cancer."
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) finds the response from the Rural and Development Minister on the serving of turtle eggs at a function in a restaurant in Sabah baffling.
If the plate of turtle eggs had not been included in the list of menu would it be served to the diners seated with the Minister or is it a complimentary dish from the restaurant?
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) reproached the authorities because weakness of enforcement has brought about environmental disaster such as the landslide in Lentang, Bentong District, Pahang on 11 November.
The relevant authorities should have learned from a number of disasters that had happened in the past and be more responsible and committed in managing the environment and natural resources.
The landslide is located on the main range, which is known as the “Central Forest Spine (CFS)”, Titiwangsa Range. According to the National Physical Plan (NPP), the region is categorised as an Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA), which needs to be conserved.
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) would like to address the issue of Telekom Malaysia (TM) being unfair to its customers by deciding to charge RM5.00 for every printed TM bill starting January 2016.
This move will be highly disadvantageous to the older generation – these are the majority of grandfathers and grandmothers out there. This age group is usually made up of people who are no longer working and are depending on their savings, pension or children for financial support. Not to mention, most of them won’t even know how to use a computer. In a sense, they have no choice but to pay that RM5.00 every month if they want their lives and telephone services to continue running smoothly.
Even if they are in the right tech savvy age group, they may be hampered in other areas. For instance, those in the lower income group or the people living in rural areas will probably not have the facilities to check their TM bills online. Again, if TM has its way, these people will have no choice but to pay the extra RM5.00 every month to get a printed bill. Is it really necessary to increase their financial burdens? RM5.00 a month equals an additional RM60.00 they will have to hand over to TM every year.
The Consumers Association of Penang calls on the relevant authorities to take immediate step to reduce diabetes in children.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported that type 2 diabetes has increasingly been reported in children and adolescents, and in some parts of the world type that 2 diabetes has become the main type of diabetes in children. The global rise of childhood obesity and physical inactivity is widely believed to play a contributing factor to the situation.