“How Much is Hidden? Pay for Elites in Government Linked Entities (GLE’s)”

There is an urgent need for greater transparency in the disclosure of pay levels and practices for the directors of government-linked entities (GLEs), stresses a new book published by the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP). The book, How Much Is Hidden?: Pay for Elites in Government-Linked Entities, issues this call amid public concern over the substandard …

Losing sharks and rays will have unintended consequences  

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is devastated to learn that Malaysia had voted against the protection of shark species at risk of extinction.  The fate of the world’s sharks is in the hands of the top 20 shark catchers, Malaysia included, many of whom have failed to demonstrate what  they are doing to save these imperiled …

CAP Decries the Institutional Blindness to Poverty and Calls for Urgent RCI

CAP is pleased to note that senior parliamentarian YB Lim Kit Siang has supported CAP’s call on 3 September 2019 for a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to be formed to address the poverty scandal highlighted by UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston. Ever since Professor Alston’s expose that …

CAP calls for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into Malaysia’s poverty scandal

We refer to our Press Statement that was sent out on 3rd September titled ‘CAP calls for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into Malaysia’s poverty scandal’. Please refer to para 5 of our statement, According to the Prime Minister’s economic adviser, Dr Muhammed Abdul Khalid, official data shows that states like Johor, Melaka, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur …

Are we having a ‘fire-sale’?

With the anti-government protest going on in Hong Kong, Malaysian developers are making a beeline to attract Hong Kong investors to buy properties here. This may ease the overhang in the local property market but it is not going to solve housing problems faced by our people. Penang, Selangor, and Johor have set the highest …