CAP: Eating meat brings misery and destroys health and planet earth

November 25th is observed as Meatless Day worldwide. On this occasion, the Consumers Association of Penang calls on Malaysians to substantially reduce and where possible avoid eating meat for the benefit of our health and environment. Rising prosperity has allowed people throughout the world to eat more meat and Malaysia is no exception. Our per …

NGOs Shocked by Logging Activities in Greater Ulu Muda Forest

Several non-governmental organisations (listed below) are shocked to learn about recent occurrences of deforestation activities in a forest reserve in the Greater Ulu Muda Forest. According to satellite images, between May and November 2020, some 87 acres (0.35 sq. kilometres) of natural forest near to Tasik Ahning, in the Bukit Keramat Forest Reserve have been …

“No Scents Make Good Sense”

That is the policy in Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia in Canada, which discourages the wearing of fragranced products in municipal office, libraries, hospitals, classrooms, courts and buses. Most modern perfumes are derived from petroleum, not from natural flowers. And many contain ingredients not listed on the label, including substances that may cause allergic …

Promptly Identify Cause Of Oil Spill In Penang Waters

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) calls on Department of Environment (DOE) and the Penang state authorities to take immediate action to identify the cause of the oil spill that occurred in the waters off Penang Island early this morning. It is estimated that about two kilometres of coastline near the Paramount fishing shed were polluted due …

The Modern Life

“If I were asked to condense the whole of the present century into one mental picture, I would pick a familiar everyday sight: a man in a motor car, driving along a concrete highway to some unknown destination. Almost every aspect of modern life is there, both for good and for ill — our sense …