Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

Malaysian Overseas FDI in Oil Palm:

SAM Calls to address negative impacts and unethical practices
 
Sahabat Alam Malaysia calls on the Malaysian Government to address the negative impacts and unethical practices of its overseas or outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) in the past few years.
 
Although the outflow of Malaysian investments abroad have been more than the inflow of investments into the country, serious concerns have arisen in relation to the impact of the palm oil industry in particular.

More Wealth, Less Happiness

i-got-richMost people want and aim to be wealthy.  But one of the key findings of happiness research is: Although more money delivers big increases in happiness when you are poor, each extra dollar makes less difference once your basic needs have been met.
 

The most beautiful flower

The park bench was deserted as I sat down to read
beneath the long, straggly branches of an old willow tree
Disillusioned by life, with good reason to frown
for the world was intent on dragging me down

Buying fresh fish - what to look for

Buying fresh fish is a difficult task for those without the knowledge or experience in the selection of fish. Here we show you what to look for when buying fresh fish.

The many uses of vinegar

From killing bacteria, dissolving warts, growing plants, killing weeds, cleaning lime deposits and stained pots, unclogging your drains, to relieving coughs ... vinegar can be used.