Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

Stop Live Transport : International Awareness Day

Transporting of livestock.

Most people interested in animal welfare would agree that transporting livestock destined for slaughter across a country, an ocean or a continent is a practice that should be discontinued.

Though the status of  animal transport in each region presents a somewhat different context, the basic  problems of overcrowding, rough handling and ill effects from long rides without rest are essentially the same in all parts of the world. Long distance livestock transport in itself is economically inefficient, but persists largely because of inefficient investment in developing the alternatives.

The Hidden Suffering of Poultry

Malaysians consume chicken meat and eggs on a daily basis yet hardly a thought is given to the horrendous conditions in the modern livestock raising systems known as ‘factory-farming’.

Malaysia is largely self sufficient in poultry meat production with over 81% of  the local domestic demand for meat and more than 111% of the country’s demand for eggs met by the local poultry industry.

LUXURIOUS PROJECTS FREEZE: CAP SAID IT 29 YEARS AGO

The Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani had announced that the government is finally freezing luxury property developments from 1 November 2017 because of a glut in this sector.

The freeze will affect high-rise condominiums, shopping malls, commercial units, including those that are worth more than RM1 million.

Make Public State Action Plan on Paired Road Projects

The Tanjung Bungah Residents Association (TBRA) deeply regrets the approval by the Department of Environment (DOE) of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the three paired road projects on 10 November this year.

TBRA has learnt about this from the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) who were informed about the EIA approval by the DOE.We also have learnt that the Penang State Government was required by the DOE to submit an ‘Action Plan’ based on all the issues raised by the public, prior to the EIA approval and this was complied with by the State.

Stall the imposition of 6% service tax on mobile prepaid users

CAP calls on the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission to stall the move by the telco companies to impose the 6% service tax on mobile prepaid users.

The telco companies claim that they have been for absorbing the tax since its imposition in 1998 and due to dwindling revenues, they have now to pass it on to the consumers. To say that their revenues are dwindling is far from true.