Issue 49-1-2019

Bimonthly Paper of Consumers Association of Penang We have stories which you will not find in other papers — hard-hitting stuff with no holds barred, for we name the brands, companies or people in our exposes, unlike the commercial papers which are dependent on companies for their advertisements or are owned by political parties. You …

New research exposes a crisis in the global trade of “recyclable” plastics

Kuala Lumpur / Hong Kong / Berkeley, USA, 23 April 2019 — Water contamination, crop death, illness, and the open burning of plastic waste have all flooded into Southeast Asia along with the world’s “recycled” plastics, according to a report by GAIA (Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives) with data analysis on the global waste trade from Greenpeace …

5 reasons why PTMP is a white elephant master plan

by Roger Teoh Free Malaysia Today April 21, 2019 10:30 AM Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow pointing at the PIL1 highway alignment on a map of Penang. Over the past three years, various concerns regarding the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) have been raised. However, the Penang government has not, and is unlikely to, provide …

TIME TO PROTECT, NOT DESTROY

In conjunction with Earth Day April  22nd this year, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) would like to highlight the fact that at least one-fifth of mammal species found in Malaysia is facing extinction.  That is according to a data provided by the World Bank in 2015, which revealed  that in 2014 as many as 70 species out of …

CAP and SAM welcome federal government’s clarification about Penang reclamation project

CAP and SAM are relieved to read the clarification by Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad that the National Physical Planning Council (NPPC) has not approved the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project. We welcome very much the decision of the NPPC not to approve the reclamation project as yet but to give 18 conditions to …