Sand mining at Sungai Kelian.
The Consumers Association of Penang and Sahabat Alam Malaysia demand that the Penang State Government immediately orders the stopping of sand dredging and mining at the estuaries of Sungai Kelian and Sungai Kechil in Tanjung Bungah in Penang.
We share the grave concerns of residents and fishermen living near the coastline near these areas reported in the news today. Such activities are destroying the beaches and the coastline in the areas concerned.
Jakarta, December 8th The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is being negotiated in Jakarta, Indonesia this week (December 2-10)[i]. If signed, RCEP would grant corporations the exclusive right to bypass domestic legal systems and sue governments at international tribunals whenever they feel government regulation can limit their profits[ii].
New research reveals that investors have launched 50 lawsuits at secret international arbitration tribunals against governments negotiating the RCEP agreement for a total of at least $31 billion US dollars.
More Incomplete Construction Site Structures Collapsing Equals More Worker Deaths. WHEN WILL IT STOP?
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is horrified with the news about the incomplete pedestrian bridge meant to connect KL Eco City and Mid Valley Megamall in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur that collapsed. Not even a month after a couple was crushed by a piling rig that fell on them at a construction site along Persiaran Astana, Klang and another tragic incident that has led to serious injuries and death has occurred.
If all the parties involved in the building industry - that includes the local councils, developers, contractors, architects, quantity surveyors, structural engineers, DOSH and all the others had carried out their roles and functions efficiently, this could have been prevented.