CAP worries sand quarry activities harmful to safety of residents

Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is worried about the sand quarry activity at Kupang district of Baling in Kedah which has been reported to be harming the environment as well as affecting the livelihood of local village residents at that area.  An incident such as collapsing of bridges, Mosque Ehsaniah’s walls and houses is very …

Smoking al fresco: Just ban it!

How can Malaysia move forward in tandem with other countries when we keep making U-turns in our decisions, the latest being the ban on smoking even having al fresco meals? The government is seen buckling under pressure from certain quarters but it had missed the points of why smoking ban has to be implemented in …

Mangrove forests cleared in Juru, Bukit Tengah, Seberang Perai Tengah, Penang

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Penang government, Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai (MPSP), Drainage and Irrigation Department (JPS), Penang Forestry Department and the Seberang Perai Tengah Land and District Office to investigate the destruction of mangrove forest in Juru, Bukit Tengah. The location to the area is via a bund road starting from the Sungai …

Protest Holding of Angling Competition at Pantai Pasir Panjang, Segari, Manjung District, Perak

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) objects to the holding of an angling competition at Pantai Pasir Panjang in Segari, Manjung District on Sunday, 14 October 2018 as we are concerned of the impacts. According to the National Physical Plan, Pantai Pasir Panjang and its surroundings have high conservation value and thus is categorised as Environmentally Sensitive Area …

 CAP: Papadum dangerously overloaded with Sodium

Papadum, a crispy thin cracker, served with Indian meals is dangerously overloaded with sodium. The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) calls on the Ministry of Health to set limits for sodium in papadum in view of its high sodium content. It should direct Customs Department to check all imports and the dangerous levels of sodium in papadum. Consuming high amount of sodium …