Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

Eliminate Pests Using Biological Control Methods

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.

Inhumane Transportation of Livestock

August 29th commemorates the biggest live export disaster which took place in 1996 when a ship carrying 67,000 sheep on board caught fire and disappeared in the Indian Ocean.  The ship was on route from Australia to Jordan – Australia’s biggest market for live sheep – when fire started in the engine room and spread to the crew’s quarters, killing one of the 55 crew members, while the remaining crew abandoned ship.

This tragic incident is not the only one, for another similar incident occurred in 1980, when 40,600 sheep were lost in a fire on a ship travelling from Tasmania to Iran.

FIRE CRACKERS BAN: WHO ELSE BEEN CAUGHT AND CHARGED?

Two men were each fined RM6,000 and have to serve a four-days jail sentence each for illegal possession of fire crackers during a football match at the Penang State Stadium in Batu Kawan on 11 February 2016.

One of the men had 12 firecrackers while the other had four.

DISCLOSE SOURCE OF POLLUTION OF RIVERS AND LAKES IN PAHANG

The polluted Chini Lake.

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to immediately disclose the findings of investigations by the Department of Environment (DOE) of Pahang on the sources of pollution of Sungai Pahang, Sungai Temerloh, Tasik Chini and Tasik Mentiga.

Disclosure regarding the sources of pollution is essential because the problem is becoming more serious and threatening  water quality, fisheries and various species of plants in the said rivers and lakes.

AVOID CHANGING TPP-RELATED LAWS THAT DAMAGE THE HEALTH OF MALAYSIANS

The Consumers’ Association of Penang calls on the Malaysian government not to make changes to the law relating to intellectual property rights (IPRs) to comply with the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).

Malaysia should also not join any other TPPA countries to revive the TPPA especially since the United States has confirmed it is pulling out of the agreement, as there are very damaging effects and very few benefits.