Vape in the guise of a watch: Government agencies and teachers should get cracking

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is urging the relevant authorities such as the Ministry of Health (MoH), the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP), the Royal Customs and Excise Department, the Energy Commission (EC), and in particular school disciplinary teachers to check on e-cigarettes in the guise of a functional watch. This …

CAP: Non-alcoholic beverage? No way!

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is highly sceptical when Heineken Malaysia Bhd announced in June that it will be launching Heineken 0.0 non-alcoholic malt beverage in July 2019. In fact, it was planning to sell the product in 14 markets across Europe, Russia, and Israel. Although Heineken said that it is going to tap …

HUNDREDS OF TRADITIONAL FISHERMEN REJECT THE PENANG SOUTH RECLAMATION PROJECT AND PERAK SAND MINING

1. OBJECTION TO THE PENANG RECLAMATION AND PERAK SAND MINING: More than a hundred fishermen from various units and associations from Penang and Perak are gathered here today, together with NGOs and concerned citizens who are in solidarity, at this peaceful rally outside the Parliament to protest the Penang South Reclamation project (PSR) and the …

Disturbing trend of individuals keeping wildlife as pets

There have been several incidents recently which have highlighted a disturbing trend of individuals keeping wildlife as pets. The first incident highlighted in the media was a Sun Bear which a Malaysian singer had initially mistaken for a dog. Within the same week was a case of a Brahminy Kite which had been held captive for a year in …

FOUM Offers to Assist the Kedah State Government Protect Ulu Muda

10 July 2019: FOUM or Friends of Ulu Muda, a coalition of NGOs, social enterprises and private companies working together to protect the Greater Ulu Muda Forest, would like to applaud the Kedah Menteri Besar, YAB Dato’ Seri Hj. Mukhriz Tun Mahathir and the Kedah State Government for taking the bold move to protect the …