Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

Teluk Bahang Escape Theme Park Resort: Model or mockery?


Penang Island is facing environmental rape as it faces widespread damage because of uncontrolled development resulting in barren hill slopes and erosion taking place at hillsides that are being developed.  The rapid development in Penang has brought a toll to the island’s environment and disdain to residents who have to face more environmental deterioration and traffic congestion.
The latest development is the proposed Escape Theme Park Resort near the Teluk Bahang Forest Reserve, Penang National Park and the Teluk Bahang Dam.  The 12.14ha land for the development of the theme park belongs to the Penang Water Corporation and has been leased out to Sim Leisure Consultants.

Ban trawl fishing now to prevent the collapse of our fisheries


Malaysian fisheries are facing a collapse as the plunder and mismanagement of our fisheries resources over the decades are depleting our fish stocks.

According to the World Fish data there is a decline of 80-90 % of fish in our waters. One of the main culprits is trawling, which involves dragging huge, heavy nets along the sea floor. Large metal plates and rubber wheels attached to the nets move along the bottom and crush nearly everything in their path.

Civil society forum calls on the Government of Malaysia to stop its nuclear power development plan

Civil society organisations from Japan, South Korea, Australia and Malaysia called on the Government of Malaysia to stop its nuclear power development plan.
The groups said they are convinced beyond doubt that nuclear power has no place in Malaysia’s quest to chart a sustainable energy future.

Invitation: Climate & Energy Forum: Towards Energy Efficiency & Safe Options


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Greetings! CAP, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (Friends of the Earth Malaysia), Friends of the Earth Japan and Third World Network have the pleasure of inviting you to attend a 2 day Climate & Energy Forum with a focus on nuclear energy on the second day of the forum. This forum is co-organised with the Faculty of Law University Malaya and is open to the public with free admission.

Support the public campaign against the promotion of nuclear technologies

Dear friends,
despite the on-going environmental and human disasters brought by the fallout from the Fukushima nuclear reactors meltdown, the Japanese government is hell-bent to continue its export of what has become questionable nuclear power generation technologies.

Since Fukushima, Japan has witnessed a revival of a citizen-led anti-nuclear power movement. As the crisis entered its 6th month, between Sept 11 and 18, a week-long campaign is being mounted by civil society and environmental organisations to pressure the government to abandon its plan to sell such undesirable technologies abroad (including to Malaysia) amid unresolved crisis back home.