This is the condition of the polluted Sg. Nipah.
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the City Council of Penang Island (MBPP) and the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) to take urgent action to address the pollution of the Keluang and Nipah Rivers near Bayan Lepas.
The pollution of these two rivers for the past 10 years has caused the water of both the rivers to become black and muddy. The rivers are not only an eye-sore and revolting, but also emits a nauseating stench.
— Jane M. Healy, Ph.D, author of Endangered Minds: Why Children Don't Think And What We Can Do About It.
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.
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.
The new traffic system in Pulau Tikus in Penang is a retrogressive measure as it places emphasis on moving cars at the expense of the community, pedestrians, cyclists and the disabled.
Pulau Tikus is an integrated community of mixed commercial, office, institutional, religious, residential and educational uses. It is a unique neighbourhood for good food, shopping and marketing with all the modern conveniences of the post office and banks plus places of worship – all within walking and cycling distances.