Consumers Association of Penang

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CAP and SAM Support the Global Movement to “Break Free from Plastic”

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) are part of the newly-launched Break Free from Plastic movement to stem the tide of plastic pollution across the globe.

It is reported that each year, at least 8 million tonnes of plastics leak into the ocean. Estimates suggest that there are over 150 million tonnes of plastic in the ocean today. In a business as usual scenario the ocean is expected to contain one tonne of plastic for every three tonnes of fish by 2025 and by 2050 more plastic than fish by weight.

Rapid Development Contributes to Flash Floods In Bayan Baru

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Penang government to investigate and take immediate action to resolve the problem of flash floods that frequently occurs in Bayan Baru during the rainy season.

Flash floods occurred again today causing thousands of residents and road users in this township to panic due to overflow of muddy water which flooded the area.

CAP Urges MBPP To Review Ill-Designed Food Stalls In Ayer Itam

Trees going to be uprooted. Stalls on the left.

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) to review the ill-designed new food stalls built at Lebuhraya Thean Teik, Ayer Itam here because they are too small and unconducive.

A total of 33 stalls were built by MBPP opposite the police quarters at Lebuhraya Thean Teik near the junction to Paya Terubong to replace former hawker stalls here for a road expansion project.

Resolve Flood Problem in Kuala Jalan Baru Immediately

Sungai Kuala Jalan Baru clogged with rubbish.

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Penang state government and the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) to take urgent action to resolve the problem of frequent floods occurring in Kuala Jalan Baru, Balik Pulau.

Floods occur frequently here due to failure of the drainage system, which has caused water from rivers and ditches here to overflow and flood the area.

Chukai Fishers Problem Must Be Addressed Immediately

The dilapidated bridge in Chukai has not been repaired.

Fish traps are often damaged after being hit by trawler boats.

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Terengganu government, relevant departments and agencies to take immediate action to address the problem faced by 200 inshore fishers in Chukai, Kemaman district.

For the past ten years the fishers had to put up with a damaged jetty to moor their boats and land their catch. In addition, fishermen in the area are often threatened by trawlers and many of them lamented that they have not received the monthly incentive of RM300.00. SAM is dismayed that although the problems are long-standing but until now no action has been taken by the relevant authorities to resolve the fishers predicaments.