It has come to our attention that a model of the Ford Focus has a serious driveshaft problem which can cause it to fracture “under certain driving conditions”.
In one recent case in Johore, the driveshaft wall gave way causing one end of the driveshaft to break loose and dangle causing a long scratch on the road surface. Fortunately no one was injured.
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) recommends that the Agriculture Department and related agencies to intensify the use of biological methods for farmers to control the threat of pests in paddy cultivation.
Biological control is beneficial in the long run. In addition, farmers do not have to spend money to purchase pesticides and prevent exposure to health problems associated with pesticide use.
The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) calls on the Ministry of Health to ban animal based L cysteine and impose mandatory labeling of this substance in products sold in Malaysia.
According to the 11th Schedule of the Food Regulations 1985, the use of L-cysteine is allowed in wheat flour and high-protein flour for bread-making.
Malaysian delicacies such as bread, roti canai, roti jala, puri and pau which are made from flour could contain L- cysteine, a food additive that is derived from human and animal sources such as hair, feathers bristle and hooves.
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) would like to highlight grievances with Pos Malaysia’s services faced by many in Penang. We understand that mailpieces sent by regular post have been terminally delayed.
This problem became apparent sometime before the Eid al-Fitr or Hari Raya Aidil Fitri holiday.
CAP is utterly shocked and disgusted by the news of people being ruthlessly gunned down, now being more frequent. As such CAP is demanding the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to inquire into and recommend measures to curb firearm incidents in the country.
It appeared that the number of shooting cases had also escalated in recent months and some of the prominent cases were:
· On 15 June, a businessman was shot dead in his car just after the Sungai Rasau toll plaza, Shah Alam.
· On 21 June, a PKR politician Bill Kayong was shot in the neck as he stopped his pick-up truck at the traffic light junction in Lutong, north of Miri city.
· On 6 July, a female real estate agent was shot dead and her daughter injured in a shooting incident at Taman OUG, Kuala Lumpur.
· On 13 July, a man high on drugs allegedly shot his mother, brother, his two-year-old nephew and his mother's boyfriend with a 9mm semi-automatic pistol in Batu Maung, Penang.