Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

TV retards your child's development

"A 'good' brain for learning develops strong and widespread neural highways that can quickly and efficiently assign different aspects of a task to the most efficient system… Such efficiency is developed only by active practice in thinking and learning which, in turn, builds increasingly stronger connections. A growing suspicion among brain researchers is that excessive television viewing may affect the development of these kinds of connections."
Jane M. Healy, Ph.D, author of Endangered Minds: Why Children Don't Think And What We Can Do About It.
 

What is the outcome of discussions between the Ministry of Information and MCMC with Astro?

Astro has already started billing subscribers with the new rates despite the many objections raised by subscribers and Parliament. Contradicting statements were made by various authorities leaving subscribers confused. Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) has been inundated with calls from aggrieved subscribers.

Potholes a danger to motorists

CAP calls on the Penang State Government to immediately act on the problem of potholes in Penang Island especially after continuous rainfall over the last few days.

Appalling Ferry Services in Marudi

Residents in Marudi are fuming over the appalling ferry services provided by a private contractor. Since 2005, Marudi residents and those who regularly travel on land to Marudi have had to settle for poor ferry services and pay exorbitant rates for a mere 2 minute crossing over two rivers.

Gurney Wharf: An Artificial Waterfront Park-in-the-City

The Penang state government had unveiled plans for a new seafront public park named as Gurney Wharf on the foreshore of Gurney Drive that is soon to be reclaimed. The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) welcome the rehabilitation of the Gurney Drive foreshore and creation of parks for more greenery, BUT not in this manner.

The waterfront park will be created on land to be reclaimed by Tanjung Pinang Development Sdn Bhd (TPD), and will feature a seaside retail food and beverage area, water gardens, a man-made beach and a coastal grove. TPD is reclaiming an additional 131 acres along Gurney Drive for the Penang government as per its concession agreement for reclaiming land for Seri Tanjung Pinang 2.