The situation in nursing homes

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is shocked with the news that the elderly in a nursing home in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan have allegedly been systematically and continuously abused. The workers there have alleged that the elderly were forced to drink urine, eat chillies and given more sleeping pills than what was prescribed. Those who …

CALL FOR URGENT ACTION TO CLEAN UP POOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IN PASIR GUDANG, JOHOR

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is most alarmed to learn of yet another incident of a school in the Pasir Gudang district in Johor where the health of students has been put in jeopardy. We refer to media reports of 15 students from Sekolah Agama Taman Mawar in Pasir Gudang who were taken to a nearby …

CAP: Freeze any increase in cement prices

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) calls on the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) to put any immediate freeze and stop cement players from imposing a price increase on cement. Cement is listed as a “scheduled control goods” in KPDNHEP’s website  dated 2019.  However according to a 2008 news report the then …

CAP AND RESIDENTS OBJECT TO POLLUTION FROM PLASTIC WASTE RECYCLING PLANTS IN SUNGAI PETANI,KEDAH.

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and residents staying near the industrial areas in Sungai Petani, Kuala Muda District in the state of Kedah object to the operations of plastic waste recycling factories including illegal recycling plants for causing serious air pollution here from a year ago. Following the complaint lodged by the community representatives, CAP has sent a letter with 3,298 signatures of residents petitioning the Minister of Energy, …

Long awaited Consumer Credit Act

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) welcomes the statement by the BNM Governor, Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus, that a Consumer Credit Act could finally be part of our Malaysian legislation starting sometime next year. CAP has been championing the implementation of a comprehensive Consumer Credit Act close to two decades now. In the year …