Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

Elephants are no match for poachers

Elephants are no match for poachers. The macabre butchering of two Borneo pygmy elephants shows that poachers abound in almost every corner of the country or state waiting to strike when least expected.

In the past, pygmy elephants have become the victims of poisoning reportedly by oil palm plantation workers to deter elephants from eating the fruit of the palm trees.  Last September a group of elephants were stuck in a mud pool in Rinukut for a week leaving seven  dead.


The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) calls on the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-Operatives and Consumerism and Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA) to take immediate steps to bring down the prices of vegetables, fruits, and fish that have increased up to 300% in the past one week.

It was reported on 15 November 2017 that the rise in prices and shortages of vegetables and fish was due to the prevailing monsoon season over the last few weeks.

Objection of Clearcut Logging Bukit Enggang Forest Reserve

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) objects to clear cut logging of trees covering 500 hectares in parts of Bukit Enggang Forest Reserve (Compartments 12, 13, 14 & 15 of HS Bukit Enggang) for the purpose of establishing a forest plantation (monoculture cultivation in a Permanent Reserved Forest).

The extractive activity (logging) by uncontrolled clear cutting of original forest trees had caused erosion of many watercourses and tributaries in the licensed area and also resulted in sediment deposition.

The impact of the destruction of watercourses and tributaries has affected the ecosystem and the community's water resources, particularly in the nearby settlements.


More arguments against TV

Excessive TV watching can also lead to a wide range of physical, psychological and social problems. Here are 17 more arguments for the elimination of television.